Published: 16/05/2018 13:14 - Updated: 16/05/2018 14:44

Falls of Shin centre to re-open next month as Ardgay man takes over restaurant


Andy Waugh is going back to his roots. Photo: Ben Harries..
Andy Waugh is going back to his roots. Photo: Ben Harries..



A former Ardgay man is to return to his roots to open his third restaurant – at the rejuvenated Falls of Shin Visitor Centre.

Andy Waugh, along with business partner Calum Mackinnon, own two Mac & Wild restaurants in London, and now will launch their third at Falls of Shin at the end of next month.

In March, just 10 months after opening, the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust, who own the centre, made the shock announcement they would have to close the complex “due to unforeseen circumstances.” It is understood they had parted company with the operators of  the restaurant at the centre, Platform1864 of Tain.

It resulted in two months of no trading, including over Easter, and will be three by the time it reopens.

But it was announced on Wednesday that the two restaurateurs are to take over the catering and the gift shop.

Andy says Mac & Wild will predominantly serve meat sourced and butchered at his family’s business, Ardgay Game.

* More on this story in Friday's new look Northern Times.

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