ORAN MOR UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP
The iconic Òran Mór venue in the west end of Glasgow has been taken over by Scotsman Hospitality, formerly known as the G1 Group. Scotsman Hospitality and Òran Mór confirmed the news on social media.
Òran Mór was founded by Colin Beattie of Skerryvore Ltd nearly 20 years ago. The popular venue, restaurant and bar is located at the top of Byres Road opposite the Botanic Gardens.
Scotsman Hospitality is owned by Stefan King, whose company operates several other bars and restaurants in the city.
Its portfolio includes Hillhead Bookclub, The Bothy, and the Grosvenor Cinema and Cafe in the west end. The hospitality group also owns The Corinthian Club and Arta in the Merchant City.
A statement from Scotsman Hospitality said: “We are delighted to confirm that Scotsman Group have invested in Skerryvore Ltd, the company which owns and operates Òran Mór in Glasgow’s West End.
As a Group, we have been fans of the operation at Òran Mór since its inception some 20 years ago by founder Colin Beattie and we are happy to confirm that Colin will continue working with the business as chairman of Skerryvore Ltd going forward.”
They added: “We are no strangers to operating in the West End ourselves with Hillhead Bookclub, the Grosvenor Cinema & Cafe and The Bothy in Ruthven Lane, and we are very much looking forward to our involvement in this historic venue. In addition, we want to take a moment to say a warm welcome to the current Oran Mor team to the Scotsman Group family.”