Residents may recall recent clashes between the needs of commercial businesses and residents in the Strathbungo area. It was ever thus. I found this newspaper clipping from the Herald, dated 18th October 1973, relating arguments over the licencing of the Consort Hotel in Moray Place.
The Consort Hotel?
Yes, that was the hotel in 31 and 32 Moray Place, and which later apparently extended to almost the entire terrace, 27-32 Moray Place.
Mr Stangoe (sic – Mike Stanger, of the Strathbungo Society) complained of the problems of traffic, damage and late night noise, but it appears the licence went ahead anyway, and the hotel continued to expand. Can anyone shed any light on its history, and when it closed? Everything has reverted back to residential dwellings now.
If anyone in the building has deeds, I would love to take a look. It is one of the few buildings about which I know very little, but the deeds often hold clues.