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Three Chimneys restaurant sold after 34 years

The Three Chimneys restaurant on the Isle of Skye has been sold for the first time in 34 years.

Prior to its sale to Gordon Campbell Gray’s Wee Hotel Company, the restaurant had been run by husband and wife team Shirley and Eddie Spear for over three decades. Both the current buyer and the Spears have said that all restaurant and guest room bookings would be honoured under the new owner.

The Spears also confirmed that no jobs would be lost as a result of the sale, with its local management team being retained, the pair said it would be “business as usual” at the Three Chimneys.

Shirley Spear, said: “Eddie and I have dedicated most of our working and family life to The Three Chimneys, here in the Isle of Skye and we are extremely proud of how the restaurant has developed over the past three decades.

“This could not have been possible without the support of many wonderful people, who have all worked exceptionally hard to help us build our reputation over the years. We have now reached a point in our lives where we want to travel more and work a little less.

“Our focus has been on finding the right person who shares our vision for what The Three Chimneys can develop further for the long-term future, and we are extremely pleased to have found that person in Gordon.”

Campbell Gray, said: “I cannot tell you how privileged I feel to have been given the opportunity to buy somewhere as iconic as The Three Chimneys. I have admired Shirley and Eddie for so many years, and when we were chatting on one occasion and Shirley hinted that perhaps they might consider selling, it was a magical moment.”

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