No date has yet been set for the re-opening of Stornoway’s premium four-star hotel, the Cabarfeidh, as other hotels and guest houses make their first tentative steps into the diminished tourism market.

The hotel on Perceval Road South, with 46 en-suite rooms and three function rooms, used for private and community events from weddings to fundraising concerts, is showing no availability for future dates on its direct booking pages.

It has been used regularly by visiting government ministers, TV and film crews and other travellers on the non-budget end of the scale,

A spokesperson for the Cala Hotel group said that no date had yet been set for the Cabarfeidh to reopen, although the two other hotels in the group are open for business.

The Caladh Inn, with 68 rooms and a three-star rating, has remained open throughout lockdown, providing accommodation for key workers during the Coronavirus emergency.

The 24-bed Royal Hotel on Cromwell Street reopened for business on July 15th in immediate response to the Scottish Government’s announcement of eased restrictions for the tourism and hospitality sector.

The Royal’s eateries, the Boatshed and HS-1, and Eleven at the Caladh Inn also reopened for business on that date after 117 days without customers.