The Eagle has always been an oasis for travellers of the great glen way, providing more than just a pub/restaurant experience. We gave everyone a home from home. We enjoy letting people in to just enjoy company, chill away their tired feet. We enjoy having music sessions, quizzes, magic shows, topped off with good food and drink.
While we have had a select few folk work for us over the years, we have kept it run proudly as a family business. Its not a super earner, but we never wanted it to be. We wanted it to remain the happy go lucky place for everyone to enjoy.
Sadly this means that in this time of great financial crisis around the globe, we have nothing to fall back on.
The Eagle has been unable to open this year (2020) due to Corona Virus. A serious issue for us being we are the category that will likely reopen last, as well as our jetty was mid reconstruction when the lockdown hit. Add to this the fact we are seasonal, and our season is nearing its end with no opening in sight.
Sadly we fear even if we were to attempt to open again once the government allows us, there won't be anyone around, as tourism is at a terrible low.
We have tried to get help with the bills, but being a Boat, not on land, paying rates to Scottish Canals and not the government, we fall through all possible help.
As the second generation on the Barge, hoping that my own children will be the third generation to run it, we don't want to be forced to sell to try and cover this years bills.
If we can find a way to just cover the Mooring fees and loan on the barge just for this year, we will be able to keep it maintained even in the likely event we cant open. We can then reopen a fresh in 2021, ready to welcome everyone back into our second home.
The amount we are trying to raise (11000) covers the costs to get us to next season safely.
We understand that the globe is having issues, and please do not feel you need to help us if you cant. Look after yourself first.
If you think you can spare anything at all, we would be so very grateful. We would happily get you a drink and lunch on us next year.
We very much appreciate you all taking the time to read this, and we hope you are all safe and sound in these difficult times.
Thankyou all. x
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