Travelodge operating 50 sites - including 3 in Scotland - for key workers

Budget hotel chain Travelodge has revealed that it is currently operating just under 50 of its hotels in critical locations across the UK – including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen – providing accommodation for critical workers such as NHS staff.

The hotel chain’s open sites include Edinburgh Central, pictured, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Picture: Greg Macvean.

The list includes 20 Travelodges close to major hospitals, including the new Nightingale site in London – while along with peers it has had to temporarily close most of its hotels.

In addition, the company is supporting around 30 local councils around the country by providing accommodation for those in need.

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Shakila Ahmed of Travelodge said: “In these unprecedented times, our hotel teams across the UK are working enormously hard, under great pressure, to support the national efforts.

“We have hotels open from Aberdeen to Plymouth, providing accommodation for critical workers and other groups.”

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