Scottish hotel staff left homeless after being sacked


Nov 16, 2018
The owners of a Highland hotel that has sacked staff and made them homeless during the coronavirus outbreak have been roundly condemned.

More than a dozen workers at the Coylumbridge hotel near Aviemore received a letter on Thursday informing them management was “taking the latest government advice” and that staff employment had been terminated, with those who live at the hotel complex asked to leave the premises immediately.

Alvarito Garcia, from Madrid, who has worked at the hotel – which is part of the Britannia Hotels group – for nearly two years, told BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland that staff had no warning they were about to lose their jobs.

Garcia said he was unsure if he would be able to return to Spain because of the travel restrictions and that he would have to live in a tent until his food ran out.