Newlyweds to continue with hotel damages claim

A Scottish couple seeking damages from the hotel that hosted their disastrous wedding reception have been allowed to continue with the case.

Garry and Lorraine McKay are seeking a refund and £10,000 each in compensation after claiming the Hilton Coylumbridge, near Aviemore, left guests with food poisoning and made a host of errors that ruined their big day.

Hotel company Stakis had asked Lord Kinclaven to dismiss the action, but its request was rejected by the judge and the case can now proceed to the next stage, BBC News reports.

The couple allege that the service provided by the Inverness-shire hotel's staff did not live up to the standard promised by its brochures.

A list of grievances from the McKays includes the wedding reception starting late, guests being served the wrong meals and only five waiting staff arriving to serve 15 tables.

They also claim that hotel cleaners tried to eject the bride from her room while she was getting ready.

"It was supposed to be the most important day of my life, but instead it turned out to be the worst," Mrs McKay said.

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02/02/2011 17:30