Following the latest Scottish Government update on Monday 4th January, regarding the Covid-19 Pandemic, The Gretna Green Ltd, who own The Old Blacksmiths Shop and many other venues in Gretna Green Have made a statement.
“As you know, the safety of our colleagues, visitors and wedding couples has always been of the utmost importance to us; throughout the entirety of this pandemic.
Which is why, with a tremendously heavy heart, we are now announcing further temporary closures within our business.
Following the recent, temporary closure of our Famous Blacksmiths Shop Retail and Visitor Attraction, we are now announcing the temporary closure of Smiths and Gretna Hall hotels, and the postponement of all weddings which were due to take place in the month of January.
While Scottish Government guidelines do allow us to continue to both conduct weddings and provide accommodation for wedding couples and their guests – albeit with new, reduced numbers – we feel a strong social responsibility to protect our colleagues, customers and our community.
Our wedding team are working with all our couples, individually, to move their weddings to a safer date in the future and offering our full support throughout this difficult situation and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kind messages, comments and understanding over the past 9 months.
We look forward to welcoming back all our visitors, wedding couples and their guests when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, while our retail shops are closed, you can still shop with us online at www.gretnagreen.com/shopping
Stay safe and take care, with love from the Gretna Green Team.”