Mt Lawley Icon The Flying Scotsman To Close For Good

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We’ve been trying to remain positive through the Perth Is Ok channels over the past couple of weeks, but this was not the Monday morning news we were looking for.

Mt Lawley institution The Flying Scotsman AKA Perth’s beloved Scotto will be shutting its doors following news the landlord doesn’t want to renew their lease.

In a post to Facebook this morning the team behind the Scotto said:

“To everyone that has supported our venues; The Flying Scotsman, Caboose, Defectors, Velvet Lounge and Grumpies, we want to thank you all for being a part of our family and culture. During these tough times it seems the landlord does not want us to renew the lease. We will hold on to our memories of the Scotto forever and what an amazing ride it has been over the last twenty years. Again, from all the team, we want to say thank you for making the Scotto a place where everyone felt welcome and had a good time. Stay safe out there! Love the Scotto, Caboose and Grumpies crew.”

It’s another blow for the Beaufort Street district, which came under intense scrutiny over 2019 as venues and shops were forced to shut down thanks to a lack of foot traffic and custom in the area.

That said, in recent times you got the feeling things were somewhat turning around, although it would seem the current COVID-19 crisis have made things far too difficult for some to maintain operations.

Head to the Flying Scotsman’s FACEBOOK PAGE to send ’em some love.

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