Article Tag: Scotland

Rising costs pose significant threat to Scotland’s hotel sector

Rising costs pose significant threat to Scotland’s hotel sector

Mon 3rd December 2018

The fear of rising costs – caused by inflation, business rates, staffing and online travel agency (OTA) fees – is the biggest threat facing the hotel sector in Scotland according to industry experts.   Just under half of those surveyed at […]



Angela Vickers Interview

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 five hotels and a £14m turnover. Today, Apex owns ten hotels and has a turnover of £65m. She recently […]



Creativity: The Hotel Chef’s Holy Grail

Creativity: The Hotel Chef’s Holy Grail

Wed 12th September 2018

How can hoteliers encourage their chefs to be more creative? That’s the question we posed to a food and drink consultant, a hotel group’s cluster head chef, as well as some hoteliers of course…Here’s what they had to say. By Jason […]



We give you reasons to be cheerful

We give you reasons to be cheerful

Wed 12th September 2018

In among the distinct lack of April showers came the sunshine news that Scottish hotels outperformed the rest of the UK in 2017, and there are plenty more reasons for Scottish hoteliers to be optimistic in 2018 other than the sunnier […]



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

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 chat with Crieff Hydro CEO Stephen Leckie is like being sucker punched by a force of nature. On stilts. […]



Queensferry Hotels invests in Scotland

Queensferry Hotels invests in Scotland

Tue 16th January 2018

Queensferry Hotels invest in Scotland



Experts Slam Rate Rises

Experts Slam Rate Rises

Mon 8th May 2017

When Finance Minister Derek Mackay announced his 12.5% cap on business rates for the hospitality sector back in February, it was certainly welcome news. The move offered a bit of breathing space to those facing major hikes and the prospect of […]



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 […]



Robert and Vivien Kyle: RAD Group

Robert and Vivien Kyle: RAD Group

Sun 16th April 2017

Husband and wife team Robert and Vivien Kyle are hairdressers to trade. They met at 19 and opened their own salon a year later, before moving into the licensed trade in 1991, when they bought The Sun Inn in Cumnock, Ayrshire, […]



Stephen Leckie: Crieff Hydro Hotels

Stephen Leckie: Crieff Hydro Hotels

Sat 15th April 2017

As a fifth generation hotelier, it’s hard to think of Stephen Leckie doing anything other than working in hospitality. Not only does he have a family bond with the property – as great-great-great-grandnephew of Dr Thomas Meikle who founded the alcohol-free, […]



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 […]