One of Scotland’s most famous roadside restaurants looks set to move to new premises.
A £1 million plan has been lodged to develop a new site for the Horn Milk Bar, 100 metres from the existing building, with the ultimate aim to “satisfy the expectations and needs” of existing and future clientele.
The famous roadside diner in the Carse of Gowrie is well-known across the nation and the proposed move will see the Horn Milk Bar’s iconic cow positioned above the front door of the new development on Errol Station Road.
Kenny Farquharson, who helps run the Horn Milk Bar, said the time is right for the popular business to relocate nearby.
“We have realised for some time that the current facilities are no longer fit for purpose,” he said.
“There is no option to stand still in business so given our reputation, allied to a prime site of land adjacent to the A90, this provides a very exciting opportunity for the area – a ‘no brainer’ as some would say.”
Mr Farquharson revealed the intention is to relocate the current business on to the new 16-acre site, which is only 100 metres from the existing Horn diner, while continuing to “scope” the possibilities for the remainder of the land.
He added: “Fans of the existing Horn need not fear – it is being retained as we are looking at alternative complimentary use for the building. And likewise, the size of the legendary ‘behemoth’ bacon rolls will remain the same.”
The restaurant was originally established in 1960 as a ‘tartan shed,’ with the existing building being built in 1973.
A report drawn up by Nick Brian, Perth and Kinross Council’s interim head of planning, recommends approval of the £1m plan, stating the proposal “does not conflict” with the local development plan.
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