A fresh catering opportunity has arisen at a new tourism development on the Scottish Borders that is to launch next spring.
Forestry Commission Scotland is seeking a food service operator to provide high-quality food in a large new café-restaurant at the Glentress Peel development located in the Tweed valley Forest Park.
The £8.4m development aims to be a five-star visitor attraction with a bike hire shop to serve the 200,000 mountain bikers that visit the region every year.
Alan Stevenson from Forestry Commission Scotland said: "The Peel development will be the showcase for the Scottish Borders and a gateway for the south of Scotland.
"It will set a new landmark in terms of green tourism and we want to hear from highly motivated, experienced and creative businesses that might work with us to make the most of the fantastic new facilities."
Glentress Peel, which will sit in 12 acres of landscaped woodland and open space that are connected by a network of paths and a road, has been built on sustainable principles. Rainwater will be collected from the café roof for the bike wash and a state of the art wood fuel boiler will provide heat and hot water for the all the buildings.
The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 20 August 2010. For more information on the applications process and the Peel site, visit www.forestry.gov.uk/glentress.
By Janie Stamford
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