Fife country house hotel for sale after four decades of family ownership

A COUNTRY house hotel near Dunfermline is expected to attract interest from regional and national players after being put on the market with a price-tag of £3.25 million.

The long-running directors of Keavil House Hotel, which has 70 bedrooms, a health club and sits in 12 acres of landscaped gardens, are selling the property as part of plans to wind down towards retirement. The four-star hotel is owned by the family-run Queensferry Hotels, which has owned Keavil House for nearly 40 years.

While the coronavirus has been devastating for the Scottish hospitality industry, director Russell Imrie said the decision to find a buyer for Keavil was part of retirement planning for both himself and fellow director Mrs C Gwyn. The two directors have no immediate plans to sell their other property, the Best Western Plus Bruntsfield Hotel in Edinburgh city centre.

Keavil House, which trades under the Best Western Plus

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To Reclaim Ancestral Land, All Native Hawaiians Need Is a $300,000 Mortgage and to Wait in Line for Decades

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This story was co-published with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network.

Zalei Kamaile dreamed of owning a home.

The professional ukulele player worked long hours entertaining tourists on Oahu and saved her tips in a cookie jar. The money went into a modest house fund for her and her mother, but she knew that wouldn’t be enough. So in 1987, Kamaile, then 35, took the one step she considered her best shot at homeownership. She applied to a homesteading program for Native Hawaiians. Created by Congress in 1921, the program had a singular goal: return Hawaiians — especially impoverished ones — to their native lands.

Over the next two decades, Kamaile received

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