Scotland's first house reopens

Scotland's first house reopens

The aroma of freshly-brewed coffee will now greet visitors to the historic Old Toll Bar, First House in Scotland at Gretna – now reborn as a modern comfortable café.

The thoughtful £200,000 conversion, using a local architect and local contractors, includes an environmentally-friendly biomass
boiler.

With grey tweed fabric and faux leather furnishings, the Old Toll Bar café’s ambience is described as ‘relaxed Scottish with a
contemporary twist’.

The development has created five new jobs.

The Old Toll Bar café seats up to 45 people to include ten places on the outdoor patio.

Open daily from 7am to 5pm, it will serve a range of freshly-brewed coffees, sandwiches, gourmet popcorn, tray bakes, cakes, hot meals and ice cream.

We talked to Chairman of Gretna Green Limited, Alasdair Houston about the development.

For more information on the reconstruction of this beautiful building, please visit our earlier story on the making of the Toll Bar – http://annandale.tv/stories/4425-scotland-s-iconic-first-house-to-reopen

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