15th Century hotel saved by new owners

One of Scotland's oldest licenced hotels has been taken over by new owners, who promise to save it from ruin

Historic hotel "could collapse"

Steven Mclay and manager David Williams outside The Spread Eagle Hotel in Jedburgh Credit: ITV Border

A 15th Century hotel in Jedburgh will have to have thousands of pounds spent on it or it could collapse, according to its new owners.

The Spread Eagle in Jedburgh was rumoured to have been visited by Mary, Queen of Scots, and some parts of it are built with stone from Jedburgh Abbey.

The front wall of the hotel is buckling, due to structural damage.

It's thought a wall was removed from the hotel bar 50 years ago, which has caused near collapse on one part of the building.

The new owners, the Mclay Partnership, plan to spend up to £60,000 fixing it.