Arran's Corrie Hotel is back in business, now with a completely new kitchen installed.

The popular hotel has just reopened following a six-figure investment in the kitchens, under new owners Andrew Garbutt and Rodger Meadows.

The existing kitchen was completely ripped out, rewired and refitted in a week and now has new flooring, ceiling and wall coverings fitted.

The owners said this week: "As well as being a tourist destination for travellers throughout the world, the hotel is a vital part of the local community.

"It would have been a tragedy for Corrie to have lost the hotel when it was put on the market last year."

Every piece of equipment in the kitchen has now been renewed, with new state of the art cooking systems and a stainless steel extraction and ventilation system added.

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Andrew and Rodger bought the hotel last year.

Rodger, the creative director of the business, revealed: "We ran through our first season with what we got, only replacing some essential furnishing and making some minor cosmetic changes until the winter allowed us the time to undertake the much needed redecoration of the bedrooms and some public areas, all at significant cost.

"The cosmetic changes have without a doubt enhanced our offer over and above the radical changes we made to the food menu and drinks offering when we first took over.

“Our customers really love the new wine, whisky and gin menus and also our Sir Woofchester dog menu.”

There are more exciting plans ahead as the couple revealed that more refurbishment work will be undertaken in the coming months and far beyond.

Rodger added: “We are committed to making a significant investment to make the Corrie Hotel fit for the next generation.”

Originally built in 1850, The Corrie Hotel sits on the seashore in the idyllic village surrounded by beaches, forests, glens, lochs and mountains.

The beer garden, a former croquet lawn sits right on the shoreline and offers unrivalled views across the Firth of Clyde to Ayrshire, Bute and Cumbrae.