The Stirling Highland hotel was forced to close its swimming pool after it was found to have worms.
Environmental officers were called to the four star property, which is owned by Puma Hotels Collection, to investigate the issue after they received a complaint from a member of the public.
Specialist cleaners rectified the problem and the pool was reopened later, but questions are still being asked about where the worms came from.
The worms were identified as Gordian worms, which are completely harmless and present no health risk.
Stewart Bond, general manager at the hotel, said: “We are confident that the pool area is clear of any worms and we are working closely with the authorities to identify why this situation occurred.
“The standard of tests carried out in the pool and spa exceed the normal industry standards and include two hourly water sampling tests and monthly tests carried out by an independent agency to test water quality and for the presence of harmful bacteria.
“We have never failed a test and all audits have been classified as “highly satisfactory”.”
The hotel group was formed earlier this year when it took over 20 properties across the UK from Spanish hotel firm Barceló.
By Janie Manzoori-Stamford
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