Writer: By Andrew Hamilton, Press Affiliation Scotland
The Pennan Inn featured prominently in Local Hero and has attracted visitors
from world wide because the film’s launch in 1983.
It closed in August 2007 after its owners put it up on the market and emigrated to
Round the identical time, Pennan was badly hit by mudslides, leading to the
evacuation of the coastal village in Buchan, Aberdeenshire.
Efforts to discover a buyer up to now had failed, raising fears regionally that the
pub would never reopen.
However, Aberdeen-primarily based property agent Matthew Cohen at present confirmed the pub had
Mr Cohen, who didn’t reveal the id of the successful bidder, stated:
“This is a superb consequence and an indication that the property market has begun to
turn for the higher.
“It goes to be a big increase for the village of Pennan./h2>
Local Hero tells the story of an American oil executive who is sent to
Scotland to acquire a fishing village in an effort to make way for a refinery.
The red phone box situated near the Pennan Inn seems a number of instances
in the movie, and has proved a specific draw for fans ever since.
Pennan has been regularly recovering from the mudslides, and final 12 months the
nearly-destroyed village corridor was reopened.
The reopening was attended by Native Hero director Invoice Forsyth in his first
go to to the village since filming ended.