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Finavon services

Location:

A90 between Forfar and Brechin
(also accessible to traffic on the B957)

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

DD8 3QD

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.


Two separate buildings at one service area: the hotel is accessible in both directions via a gap in the central barrier, while Peggy Scott's Restaurant exits to the northbound side only.

Facilities

Catering: Peggy Scott'swebsite Shops: Peggy Scott'swebsite Hotel: The Finavon Hotelwebsite

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Finavon
Forfar
Angus
DD8 3QD


Trivia and History

Peggy Scott's Restaurant.
Peggy Scott's Restaurant.

This is another service area which has had a junction built around it. Originally it was located off a dangerous staggered crossroads junction on the A94, with a petrol station which was built in the late 1970s. This was closed and demolished in the mid-1990s, and had been branded Esso when it closed as well as Texaco.

The Finavon Hotel was the ancient Red Lion Hotel/Inn. It has a pub-food menu, and now competes with the main diner.

Restaurant History

A building called Woodside became JG's Diner, named after its owners. JG's had a sister restaurant at Inchture. JG's Diner shared a building with a filling station and its shop. When the other facilities closed, Peggy Scott bought the diner and demolished it. The diner was replaced and reopened in 2003 as Peggy Scott's.

The new building lies just to the north of the old one and once had an exit lane onto the road alongside the hotel, but this has since been closed off and turned into additional parking. The building received a large extension in 2009, which saw the restaurant move into the new extension and the original part of the building become a Spar Express store. The Spar Express store was removed in late 2017 and became a gift shop selling local produce and Scottish gifts.

The diner currently holds planning permission to install 4 electric vehicle charging points within their car park.

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