Crown hours cut

THE Crown Hotel in Newton Stewart also had its licensing hours cut at last week’s meeting of the Wigtown Divisional Licensing Board from 2am to 1am at weekends.

The Crown and the Central Bar were the only two licensed premises in Newton Stewart that were allowed to sell alcohol till 2am on a Friday and a Saturday night but new council policy agreed last November means that from May 1 both premises will have to stop trading at 1am.

The new policy only allows licensed premises in Stranraer to remain open until 2am.