Gazette comment: The future is bright. The future could be Amble

The opening of The Old Storehouse in Amble, which will create at least 30 full-time jobs, is a boost for the town.

It also represents a real changing tide for the area’s fortunes.

This, remember, was a town which was hit by the closure of the former Northumberland Foods factory and job losses at the Border Laird premises, which is now operated by Moir Seafoods Ltd.

But over the last year or so, there has been some really positive news for Amble.

The Taj Mahal Indian restaurant, on the corner of Queen Street has opened to bring an empty building back into use. This is also true of the former Marina Arms, on The Wynd, which has been brought back into use as an arts and crafts centre.

Earlier this year, chefs Richard Sim and Martin Charlton opened The Old Boat House restaurant.

Then there is the exciting plans for the Harbour Village.

It all points to a positive future for Amble and shows that people trust the town and are prepared to put money into starting new ventures there.