‘Junket’ at top local hotel slammed amid million pound cuts

The Old Manor Hotel

The hiring of a luxury hotel for a head teachers’ conference “beggars belief”, according to a local councillor.

Levenmouth Labour councillor Colin Davidson said Fife Council’s education service owed the public an explanation for its decision to host the two-day conference at the Old Manor Hotel in Lundin Links.

Mr Davidson said hiring the hotel was inexcusable and labelled the event a “junket”.

He said: “Why are we doing this while we are making millions in cuts? It beggars belief.

“It’s a junket and needs to be pointed out as a junket.

“There are a lot of buildings in the Fife Council estate that are suitable where people can host meetings.

“There is no reason why this event could not take place there.”

Fife Council said no head teachers or staff members stayed at the hotel overnight and said the price of catering at its own facilities made it a cost-effective option.