Scottish Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser has expressed his concern on the announcement that Crieff Hydro Hotels may have to shed 240 jobs due to its financial predicament caused by Covid-19.
Staff have been told they could be made redundant in August, depending on when lockdown restrictions are eased for the hospitality sector.
Commenting, Mr Fraser said: "These are desperate times for Crieff Hydro Hotels and this announcement highlights the difficult position the hospitality sector is in just now.
“It must be a very worrying time for staff.
“Crieff Hydro has a large number of self-catering lodges but has been unable to take bookings for these due to self-catering businesses being lumped in phase 3 of the roadmap. This is an issue I have previously raised with the Scottish Government and will do so again – the Scottish Government needs to review this part of their lockdown plan and put self-catering businesses in phase 2 of the roadmap out of lockdown.”