South Scotland

Five youth hostels face closure

Five youth hostels across Scotland, including three in the Borders, have been earmarked for closure.

The Scottish Youth Hostel Association said the move was necessary as it had to make best use of scarce resources.

The biggest hostel on the closure list is the 110-bed facility at Arden near Loch Lomond.

The others are Canisbay in Caithness along with all three SYHA sites in the Scottish Borders at Melrose, Kirk Yetholm and Broadmeadows.

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