Scotland's Iconic First House to reopen

Scotland's Iconic First House to reopen

One of Scotland’s most familiar buildings is to re-open to the public after lying dormant for several years.
Gretna Green’s historic First House is to be refurbished and will begin trading as a coffee shop for visitors in the summer of 2014.
The distinctive black and white former Toll Bar cottage and runaway marriage venue – which has seen more than 10,000 marriages – was mothballed in 2008.
Fergus Waddell talks to Brian Douglas, Operations Director for Gretna Green Ltd (which owns the First House and the world famous Gretna Green Blacksmiths) about why the cottage was mothballed and the plans for it now.

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portrait of Fergus Waddell Fergus Waddell

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