Fife hotel turns storage container into new dining area

A Fife hotel has been given permission to expand by using a converted storage container as a dining area.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 2:21 pm

The Sands Hotel in Burntisland got formal planning permission this week after buying the unit to turn it into an eating area as it adapts to operating post COVID.

Supporting documents show the hotel on Lochies Road bought the storage container shortly before the company selling them closed down.

The Sands sees the extra covered space for diners as “a good addition”, and the plan also includes the installation of artificial grass to complete the area.

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Burntisland Sands Hotel. Pic: Jason Borthwick
Burntisland Sands Hotel. Pic: Jason Borthwick

Last October, the Sands was one of the local businesses which signed up to the Work from Bars scheme - a new initiative to provide people who are fed up of working from home with a different working environment by connecting them with bars which offer spaces to work in during the day.

Councillors approved the application, with some conditions.

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