Gretna Green Supports Local Economy

The award-winning family business, Gretna Green Ltd continue to move forward with the nest stage of the privately invested, multi-million-pound renovation of the Historic Gretna Hall, which has stood in the heart of Gretna Green Village since it was built in 1710.


Gretna Green Ltd acquired the iconic hotel in 2016, where they carried out a successful rebrand and renovation of the historic building. Now in its third year of operation as a member of the Gretna Green family of hotels, (which includes Smiths Hotel, Gretna Green and Greens at Gretna Hotel), Chairman, Alasdair Houston has spearheaded further improvements to Gretna Hall Hotel in his relentless commitment to elevating Gretna Green as a wold-class destination for leisure, weddings, business and a base from where to discover what Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders have to offer.


This next stage of the renovation project will concentrate on the development of guest accommodation blending the character of a substantial historical building, with the comfort you would expect from a contemporary hotel.


This project comes five years after the successful refurbishment and turnaround of Garden House to Greens at Gretna Hotel and sees Gretna Green Ltd appoint local businesses, architects and trades people, supporting the local economy, securing existing and creating new job opportunities in the rural community.


Of the project, Alasdair Houston says:
“It is vitally important for me not only to continually develop our family business and ensure we constantly surprise and delighted our customs, but also to ensure the Investment we make contributes to a sustainable future for the community. By continuing to adapt and improve our hotels and our visitor attraction, using the skill and expertise of local tradesmen and women, we are able to support local businesses and add further career opportunities to the local people.


Our development plans aim to attract more visitors to the region, offering outstanding accommodation options and excellent customer service standards at every turn.”


Gretna Hall is the most recent addition to the family of Hotels owned and operated by Gretna Green Ltd. These, in partnership with the five-star visitor attraction, The Famous Blacksmiths Shop, welcome over 850k annually to destination Gretna Green. As this number continues to grow, so does the opportunity for creating new jobs and avenues for local suppliers of food and beverage products to reach international audiences. Gretna Green Ltd is committed to the continued development and growth of the local economy and a sustainable future for the South of Scotland.