Coldingham beach cafe saved

The beach cafe at Coldingham has been saved from closure for the next three years.

Beach cafe saved

Coldingham Beach cafe Credit: ITV Border

The beach cafe at Coldingham Bay has been saved for the next three years after a local resident came forward to buy it.

It was threatened with closure by the council but a campaign to save the iconic cafe attracted more than 3000 signatures.

One of those campaigners Walter Powner, has now stepped forward to buy the cafe from the previous owner and run it for the next three years.Local MSP John Lamont, who helped present the petition to save the café to the Scottish Borders Council, expressed his relief at the news:

“I am very grateful for Walter Powner stepping in to save the café. While the previous owner was unable to commit to a three year lease, he has decided to take it on and it means that the café will remain on Coldingham Beach for the immediate future.

"The café has become a key part of Coldingham, helping the beach to become one of just eight in Scotland to achieve the coveted Blue Flag status. It's grown to be loved by everyone who has visited the beach since it opened nearly a century ago, as shown by the support received for the petition."

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