Perth hotel speaks out following licence ban

One of Perth’s hotels licence was suspended according to The Courier which was reported this week.

One of Perth’s hotels licence was suspended according to The Courier which was reported this week.

It was reported that a licence was suspended for 14 days following underage drinkers were left unconscious and blue The Courier reported.  After 12 officers from Police Scotland had spent over an hour chasing the drinkers out, while leaving some in hospital  it had sparked an investigation.

Mark Kotecha one of the managing directors at Supportico Ltd parent company of  The Station Hotel release a comment to Perth Gazette regarding the incident.

In a statement Mr Kotecha said: “As soon as it became clear that many of the teenagers had come ‘pre-loaded’ ie heavily intoxicated before arriving at the event and had brought their own drink on the premises, the director of the company, who was present, decided to close the event immediately. The hotel has behave responsibly and fairly, in the very challenging circumstances of the night. As a result the hotel has decided to not hold any more such teenage events.
The company believes that the actions of the council are disproportionate on the basis of an isolated incident in the last 5 years of the current ownership of the hotel. We are taking legal advice and we shall be appealing this decision.”

A spokesman from Perth and Kinross Council said:”We are unable to comment on Licensing Board decisions. “

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