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Can't get the staff: Scenic Highlands at eye of Scotland's Brexit storm

Updated : March 24, 2019 03:28 PM IST

While Prime Minister Theresa May battles to win support for her plans to leave the EU, a shortage of migrant workers from the bloc is already threatening Scotland's economy and upsetting its politics. Glen Mhor Hotel, a picturesque base for tourists hunting Scotland's Loch Ness monster, is struggling to find staff for the summer season as workers from the European Union snub BrexitBritain.

Birds fly over Loch Ness near Fort Augustus, Scotland, Britain March 8, 2019. (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne)
Birds fly over Loch Ness near Fort Augustus, Scotland, Britain March 8, 2019. (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne)
The Touch of Poland shop is seen in Inverness, Scotland, Britain. (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne)
The Touch of Poland shop is seen in Inverness, Scotland, Britain. (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne)
Urquhart Castle stands on the banks of Loch Ness near Inverness, Scotland. (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne)
Urquhart Castle stands on the banks of Loch Ness near Inverness, Scotland. (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne)
Emmanuel Moine, the manager of Glen Mhor Hotel, poses for a photograph in Inverness, Scotland. (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne)
Emmanuel Moine, the manager of Glen Mhor Hotel, poses for a photograph in Inverness, Scotland. (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne)
An old boat sits in Loch Ness, Scotland, Britain. (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne)
An old boat sits in Loch Ness, Scotland, Britain. (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne)
Marta Ofiarska, a housekeeper, poses for a picture at Glen Mhor Hotel in Inverness, Scotland. (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne)
Marta Ofiarska, a housekeeper, poses for a picture at Glen Mhor Hotel in Inverness, Scotland. (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne)
Urquhart Castle stands on the banks of Loch Ness near Inverness, Scotland. (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne)
Urquhart Castle stands on the banks of Loch Ness near Inverness, Scotland. (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne)
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