Caterer needed for Scotland's Glentress Peel development

04 August 2010
Caterer needed for Scotland's Glentress Peel development

A fresh catering opportunity has arisen at a new tourism development on the Scottish Borders that is to launch next spring.

Forestry Commission Scotland is seeking a food service operator to provide high-quality food in a large new café-restaurant at the Glentress Peel development located in the Tweed valley Forest Park.

The £8.4m development aims to be a five-star visitor attraction with a bike hire shop to serve the 200,000 mountain bikers that visit the region every year.

Alan Stevenson from Forestry Commission Scotland said: "The Peel development will be the showcase for the Scottish Borders and a gateway for the south of Scotland.

"It will set a new landmark in terms of green tourism and we want to hear from highly motivated, experienced and creative businesses that might work with us to make the most of the fantastic new facilities."

Glentress Peel, which will sit in 12 acres of landscaped woodland and open space that are connected by a network of paths and a road, has been built on sustainable principles. Rainwater will be collected from the café roof for the bike wash and a state of the art wood fuel boiler will provide heat and hot water for the all the buildings.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 20 August 2010. For more information on the applications process and the Peel site, visit

Operator sought for planned 80-bedroom hotel in St Andrews >>

Benugo founders Ben and Hugo Warner win £35m heritage contract >>

Scottish cuisine leads the world, finds global survey >>

By Janie Stamford

E-mail your comments to Janie Stamford here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with jobs

[Newsletters For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking