Doors re-open as Abbey lodges appeal

KIRKCALDY;'THE ABBEY'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON
KIRKCALDY;'THE ABBEY'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON

A KIRKCALDY hotel has appealed against its licence being revoked.

The Abbey is to contest the decision of Fife Licensing Board last Monday.

Its licence, held by former Raith Rovers player Shaun Dennis, was withdrawn with immediate effect following the review by board members.

However, this week, the agent acting on behalf of Mr Dennis confirmed an appeal had been lodged with the Sheriff.

Tom Johnston, of Young and Partners, said: “An appeal was lodged against the Board’s decision and on Friday, the Sheriff made an interim recall, pending appeal.

“It is business as usual until the appeal is disposed of, although the hotel is now being run under the management of Dorothy Dennis and not Mr Dennis.”

The review came from licensing standards officers following a number of complaints concerning noise and poor behaviour outside the premises.

The Board heard that over the last six months there had been complaints from residents concerning excessively loud music and noise disturbance, as well as anti-social behaviour. An appeal date has yet to be confirmed.