Tweedsmuir Community takes ownership of historic Crook Inn

The Crook Inn now officially belongs to the Tweedsmuir Community Company.

As a result of massive public support, the Tweedsmuir community group ended 2012 with the £160,000 required to buy the historic 17th Century inn, and have now taken possession following completion of the legal paperwork.

The Inn, dating back to around 1604, had been closed for over five years but, after a bid to turn it into flats was ruled out, the public were given the chance to buy it and keep it at the centre of the community in the Upper Tweed Valley.

For more details, see the Carluke and Lanark Gazette.