Links House at Royal Dornoch, Golf Road, Dornoch, Scotland, IV25 3LW

Key Staff

Our dedicated Team

We provide our guests with a truly exceptional Highland experience. We have put together a small but dedicated team to make your stay at Links House special from beginning to end. Meet the team who are responsible for delivering impeccable service at one of the most luxurious Scottish Highlands Hotels.

Phil Scott, General Manager

Phil joined the Links House team in February 2019. Born and raised in Aberdeen, Phil is delighted to be working at Links House after overseas roles in China, Mongolia and Singapore. Throughout his last 20 years in the hospitality sector, Phil has developed a skill set that has been invaluable in strengthening all aspects of Links House, particularly the culinary programme. In his younger days, Phil played rugby, which inspired him to try Australian Rules Football (AFL), resulting in him being selected for Scotland’s national AFL Team! Nowadays, Phil is happier on two wheels or on the golf course.

Alastair Kennedy, Operations Manager

Alastair joined the Links House team in August 2017. He has had an interesting and active life, having served in the military with the UK’s Gurkha Brigade and for the Singapore Government over a 30-year period. As the Manager of Highland Experiences, Alastair looks after all guest activities and excursions and assists Links House in promoting these unique offerings to the UK and international travel sector. He has a wealth of experience in outdoor pursuits, having been trained as an Experiential Learning Instructor with Outward Bound. He is also a Mountain Bike Leader and will be available to lead walks and off-road bike trips to local areas and beyond. Alastair is the son of Sir Ludovic Kennedy, former journalist, broadcaster and author. His mother was Moira Shearer, a famous ballerina best known for her lead role in The Red Shoes.

Kerry Morrison, Guest Relations Manager

Kerry Morrison joined the Links House Team in April 2019 as the Guest Relations Manager. A local to the area, Kerry grew up twenty minutes from Dornoch in a small Highlands village. As a result, Kerry’s passion for her heritage greatly influences her role in providing each guest with an authentic Scottish experience. Prior to joining the Links House team, Kerry studied Business and Tourism in Aberdeen which laid the foundation for her work in the hospitality sector. Upon completion of her degree, Kerry went on to further her experience in luxury travel and customer service through working with Skibo Castle and Castle Stuart Links. In her spare time, Kerry can be found travelling with her children in favourite spots such as Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

Beata Pett, Head Housekeeper

Beata is Polish and came to Scotland in 2004 joining the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness first as Housekeeper and was promoted to Head Housekeeper. She stayed at Kingsmills for 10 years and joined Links House in April 2014 as a Housekeeper. She has been awarded the Young Ambassador of the Year at the Highland and Islands Tourism Awards in 2008.


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