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The Flying Tea-Room of Glendaruel
Glendaruel is a glen in the Cowal
peninsula in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.
The tune is named for the once-famous
tea-pavilion at the old Glendaruel
Hotel. The closure of the Glendaruel
Hotel, a 17th-century coaching inn
housing the only local pub, was in
particular described as "a body blow."
The hotel closed not long after a widely
publicized legal case was won by three
Polish former employees who had been
described as "Polish Slaves" by the
hotel proprietors. Over the past two
decades a number of facilities within
the community have been lost, notable
examples include the post office,
general store and tea-room. The tearoom
was blown away in a gale storm and was
found the next morning dashed to pieces
in a neighboring filed – thus the name
of the tune.