Despite an encouraging start by the new operators earlier this year, the volume of business has just not developed sufficiently to be sustainable for either party.

The competition from the high street has increased and there is more in the pipeline, and so the operators therefore felt they would be better pursuing their other interests which the Trust has regretfully accepted.

Turnberries is currently reviewing the most viable use of the facility and options under consideration include identifying a new operator and/or making the area available for everyday hire with an option to include the kitchen for catered events.

In the meantime, the trustees and the operators would like to thank their customers for their patronage, and advise that the room is currently available for hire on an hourly or session basis.