Article Tag: Ken McCulloch

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

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 years my curiousity was more than piqued. Now, having interviewed Frances and daughter Julia, I realise that even if […]



Checkout August 2017

Checkout August 2017

Mon 4th September 2017

In the very first issue of Hotel Scotland we did a news story on Hans Rissman and wife Lydia taking over the Strathaven Hotel in Strathaven. He told me then that a refurbishment was imminent and I’m delighted to say that […]



Ken McCulloch: A Real “Bon Viveur”

Ken McCulloch: A Real “Bon Viveur”

Fri 1st September 2017

Ken McCulloch is one of the few remaining ‘bon viveurs’ in the hospitality industry. Susan Young caught up with him at hotel Dakota Deluxe in Glasgow. You know it is going to be a good interview when you are greeted with a […]



Ken McCulloch: Dakota Hotels

Ken McCulloch: Dakota Hotels

Mon 24th April 2017

Ken McCulloch is not only a great ‘von viveur’, but he is one of the most respected hoteliers in the industry. A fact recognised when he won Hotelier of the Year from his peers in 2008. He was also a founding […]



Scotland’s Inspirational Independent Hoteliers

Scotland’s Inspirational Independent Hoteliers

Thu 6th April 2017

INDEPENDENT HOTELIERS IN SCOTLAND ARE GROWING THEIR BUSINESSES, COLLECTIVELY EMPLOYING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, AND INVESTING IN THEIR BUSINESSES DESPITE THE ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTIES. THIS MONTH WE TAKE A LOOK AT JUST SOME OF THE COMPANIES AND PEOPLE MAKING THEIR MARK. ANNABELLE LOVE […]



From boarding school runaway to hotel superstar! The amazing success  story of Ken McCulloch

From boarding school runaway to hotel superstar! The amazing success story of Ken McCulloch

Wed 8th March 2017

Ken McCulloch is one of the few remaining ‘bon viveurs’ in the hospitality industry. Susan Young caught up with him at his latest hotel Dakota Lux in Glasgow. You know it is going to be a good interview when you are […]