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Restaurant incident has a happy ending

Ken and Spike are looking forward to many more enjoyable evenings at the Lomond Tavern

Ken and Spike are looking forward to many more enjoyable evenings at the Lomond Tavern

A north east Fife restaurateur has earned the praise of a deaf Cupar man left ‘humiliated’ after his hearing dog was banned last year.

The incident happened at the Lomond Tavern in Falkland in September under its previous owner.

Ken Scott and his partner Sandra Donaldson were horrified when they were told Ken’s cockapoo Spike wasn’t allowed in.

But now the restaurant is back in the hands of its former owner, Jack Henderson, who has made a personal visit to the couple to tell them that Spike - and any other assistance dog - is very welcome.

“We really appreciate Jack coming to see us,” said Sandra.

“We have been back since and Spike was made more than welcome. The staff who caused us so much embarrassment are no longer there and we’ll definitely be back.”

The incident caused outrage amongst other organisations, including Guide Dogs for the Blind, who claimed that equality laws were being broken.

This week Mr Henderson told the Fife Herald: “We have absolutely no problem with assistance dogs wearing their appropriate identification coming into the restaurant.

“We’re delighted to have Spike back.”

 

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