Interviews

A Love Affair with St Fillans

Wed 4th March 2020

As I drove to St Fillans on the way to meet Susan Stuart the owner of The Four Seasons Hotel in the…

Interview: Bill Burnett

Fri 31st January 2020

A Young ‘Veteran’ by Susan Young Hotelier Bill Burnett has been in the industry 35 years and I caught up with him…

‘New’ Murray: Murray Thomson interview

Mon 6th January 2020

Like many people, Murray Thomson came into hospitality more by accident than design. He had originally wanted to be a pathologist which…

The Entertainer: Tom Younger interview

Tue 3rd December 2019

Tom Younger has been the boss at Archerfield near North Berwick for the past 16 years, yet he still shies away from…

Looking to the Future: Gavin Ellis interview

Tue 6th August 2019

By Susan Young It’s great to meet up with old friends and this was certainly the case when I headed to Forres…

Making an Impression: interview with Conor O’Leary of Gleneagles Hotel

Wed 3rd July 2019

The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland’s flagship 5-star property, has been transformed since it was bought by Ennismore in 2015. It’s not just the…

Art at the Heart: Interview with Frances Ryan of The Crinan Hotel

Thu 2nd May 2019

By Susan Young When Frances Ryan got in touch to say that the Crinan Hotel had been in the family for 50…

A DOYENNE OF HOSPITALITY

Thu 7th February 2019

Maroulla Nicholas has spent 50 years in hospitality SUSAN YOUNG caught up with her to find out more. Maroulla Nicholas is a…

A Dream Team: Interview with Struan and Louise Lothian

Thu 10th January 2019

Struan and Louise Lothian own and run the Knockendarroch Hotel in Pitlochry, which recently was awarded a César by the Good Hotel…

Interview with Robert and Vivien Kyle

Thu 15th November 2018

Robert and Vivien Kyle are the husband and wife team behind the Ayrshire-based RAD Hotel Group, which employs 500 people over six…

Angela Vickers Interview

Thu 18th October 2018

More G&T, Vickers? Lanarkshire-born Angela Vickers is Apex Hotels’ CEO. She joined Apex as Financial Director in 2004 when the company had…

Interview with Michael Bonsor

Wed 12th September 2018

SUSAN YOUNG met with Michael Bonsor, of the Rosewood London   There has been a lot of furore over plans to convert…

Hy-dro, hy-dro, it’s off to work he goes!

Mon 13th August 2018

Jason Caddy met with Stephen Leckie, CEO at Crieff Hydro, and they talked business, tourism, misconceptions, broken ribs and Kit-Kats. A two-hour…

INTERVIEW: NICOLA TAYLOR – FROM BABE IN ARMS TO THE BOSS

Wed 6th June 2018

Nicola Taylor was literally born into the hotel industry. She came straight from the Queen Mother’s hospital to a flat on the…

Interview with Lisa Wishart – Managing Director of Lisini

Tue 20th February 2018

Lisa Wishart is the Managing Director of her family business Lisini Pub Co in Glasgow – which has developed from a pub…