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Stevensons Scotland Newsletter

GENERAL NEWS, STAFF APPOINTMENTS & ACTIVITY

Raemoir House at Banchory, Aberdeenshire now operating as an exclusive use venue and not as a Country House Hotel.

Exciting news with the opening of a new hotel at 12 Ness Walk, Inverness. (formally The Maple Court). ICMI have taken over the management of Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island. Darroch Learg Hotel in Ballater has recently reopened after fire damage (with a lift!). The Fife Arms at Braemar, after a major restoration, will open in November 2018. David Barnett has been appointed head chef at Fonab Castle Hotel, Pitlochry. The Golf Inn at Gullane has been taken over by Tom Kitchen. After 30 years Nicholas Gorton, General Manager, has moved from Inver Lodge, Lochinver to a similar post at The Links House, Dornoch. Janet Boyd has been appointed General Manager at Inver Lodge.

Roman Camp Country House have opened a small food & beverage operation within the grounds of the hotel (informal afternoon teas etc). Robert MacKay has been appointed General Manager at Airds Hotel. Graham Stevens has been appointed General Manager at Glencoe House. Charlie Lockley (head chef) has left Boath House. Scott O’ Keefe has been appointed head chef at Culloden House Hotel, Inverness. The Summer Isles Hotel has been sold. Tor-Na-Coille Hotel has been awarded 2 AA food rosettes. Kildrummy Inn won ‘Young Chef of the Year’ in the Grampian Food awards. ‘Well kent’ face Joe Queen is heading up the kitchen brigade at Archerfield Estate in East Lothian (between Gullane and Dirleton). Pool House now operates as a 5 star Bed & Breakfast unit. Windlestraw in the Borders has been awarded VisitScotland 5 stars ‘Restaurant with Rooms’ and 2 AA rosettes.

OBITUARIES


Paul Burns, 3 rosette head chef. Various venues. Head Chef at Airds Hotel for 12 years. (September 2017)
Kenneth (Ken) Gunn, Sonas Group (Duisdale, Toravaig and Skeabost) Isle of Skye. Formerly Master Mariner (Captain) Hebridean Princess. (February 2018)
Nicholas (Nick) Ryan, Crinan Hotel. (April 2018)

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