AFTER having one wedding cancelled earlier this year, a Dunfermline couple have been forced to make more last ditch arrangements for their re-arranged big day after being forced to cancel guest accommodation.

Matthew Irvine and partner Natalie Sinclair's dream wedding plans at Airth Castle fell through when the venue went into administration.

After finding an alternative venue at Forrester Park, they had booked rooms at the Keavil House Hotel to accommodate their guests.

However they were forced to make more changes last week when their accommodation was cancelled after Keavil House announced it has secured a government contract to provide accommodation for Ukrainian refugees.

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"It has not been great for either of us," said Matthew. "We originally booked Airth Castle to be married there. They went into administration. We got the letter from the liquidators and they owe over £7m in debt so we won't hold our breath for our refund.

"We had then booked rooms at the Keavil for our wedding guests. Everything was fine and then this happened. We are not in the same boat as others who were getting married there but it is something we could have done without."

Thankfully the couple have managed to secure rooms at the Pitbauchlie Hotel and they are now making final preparations for their big day in July.

Matthew added: "The stress of Airth Castle was one of the worst feeling possible but everything has now worked out. Forrester Park, I cannot thank them enough because it was very short notice. They said leave it with us and we will do it and you can still get married on that day."

After the Press highlighted the story of Crossgates couple Iain Gordon and Kimberly Adams who were forced to cancel their wedding at the Keavil House Hotel because of the lack of rooms, readers took to social media to express their views.

Kirsty Miller said: "Government surely paying them more than your hard working, loyal customers. I understand help where they can but not at the expense of those already with prior arrangements with them. Poor bride."

Christine Heeps added: "And what happens when the Ukrainians leave? Is anyone going to feel comfortable about booking their wedding there or booking accommodation? Hotel isn't looking at the long term implications of their actions."

As reported previously, the Keavil House Hotel said it has contacted affected customers to explain that accommodation is not available from the end of May after it signed up to the Government's Ukraine Evacuation Scheme.

They say the move would have not impact on weddings and large banqueting events in their separate Elgin Suite, while the private members’ leisure club is also unaffected.

The hotel added: "We are proactively contacting all customers who have booked accommodation at Keavil House Hotel for the next few months and have explained to them that we are unable to provide bedroom accommodation from May 29.

"We are offering to re-book customers into alternative local hotels and will ensure that there is no change in their room rate.

"Any weddings which are booked at the hotel over the next few months and require accommodation will be contacted individually and specific arrangements made with these guests."