Pub featured in Local Hero finds new owner
A pub which achieved global fame for its role in a cult film has been sold after lying empty for two years, it was confirmed today.
The Pennan Inn featured prominently in Local Hero and has attracted visitors from around the world since the film's release in 1983.
It closed in August 2007 after its owners put it up for sale and emigrated to Canada.
Around the same time, Pennan was badly hit by mudslides, leading to the evacuation of the coastal village in Buchan, Aberdeenshire.
Efforts to find a buyer up to now had failed, raising fears locally that the pub would never reopen.
However, Aberdeen-based estate agent Matthew Cohen today confirmed the pub had been sold.
Mr Cohen, who did not reveal the identity of the successful bidder, said: "This is a great result and a sign that the property market has begun to turn for the better.
"It is going to be a big boost for the village of Pennan."
Local Hero tells the story of an American oil executive who is sent to Scotland to acquire a fishing village in order to make way for a refinery.
The red telephone box situated near the Pennan Inn appears a number of times in the film, and has proved a particular draw for fans ever since.
Pennan has been gradually recovering from the mudslides, and last year the almost-destroyed village hall was reopened.
The reopening was attended by Local Hero director Bill Forsyth in his first visit to the village since filming ended.
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
£28000 - £32000 per annum + pension + holidays: The Jenrick Group: Maintenance...
£30000 - £38000 per annum + pesion + holidays: The Jenrick Group: World Wide S...
£35000 per annum + Pension+Bupa: The Jenrick Group: We are recruiting for an e...
£43500 per annum + pension + holidays: The Jenrick Group: Night Shift Operatio...