Famed Clyde Valley hotel to be turned into flats?

Tillietudlem Inn (Pic Sarah Peters)
Tillietudlem Inn (Pic Sarah Peters)

What was once a landmark of the Clyde Valley hospitality industry. the Tillietudlem Hotel, could soon be entirely converted to private flats.

For over a hundred years, the famous Tillie provided refreshment and accommodation for locals in the Crossford area and travellers alike.

A planning application has been made to South Lanarkshire Council to convert the last public part of the building, the bottom floor bar and restuarant, into three private apartments.

Several years ago the former hotel rooms on the upper floors were converted to flats following difficult times for the rural hotel trade which saw many in the Clyesdale area close altogether.

However, on the bottom floors, the Tillietudlem soldiered on with various resturant and bar ventures but the latest application, if passed by councillors, will bring to an end a long tradition of the building’s role in the local hospitality trade.

During its heyday, The Tillie was owned and run by Rangers FC’s legend and ex-captain George Young, often serving as a venue for wedding receptions.