Craig checks in to buy Cove Bay Hotel

A HOTEL previously owned by the collapsed leisure group run by entrepreneur Ally McKever has been bought out of administration.

The Cove Bay Hotel, in the eponymous Aberdeenshire village, has been acquired by Guy Craig, who previously owned the Udny Arms Hotel in nearby Newburgh.

The hotel has been operated by administrator Tenon since McKever's hotels management arm, Dark Star, fell into administration a year ago. It is to undergo a major refurbishment under the new ownership.