South Scotland

'Suspicious' fire at Peebles Hydro hotel

Peebles Hydro Image copyright Callum Black

A fire at one of Scotland's most prestigious hotels is being treated as suspicious.

Emergency services were called out to the Peebles Hydro Hotel in the Borders just before 13:00. The fire was in the laundry room in the basement.

No-one was injured in the incident at the 130-bedroom four-star hotel.

Peebles Hotel Hydro first opened in 1881 but was destroyed by a fire in 1905. It re-opened two years later with its iconic red roof.

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