What brought you to the job/area?
After working overseas in Asia for a number of years, I found myself regaling guests with stories of the ‘homeland’ and mainly talking about the quality of our larder and how amazing Scotland is. Post chats with these people there was always a puzzled look on their face and the question “Well what are you doing here then?”. Eventually, the position found me and I found the reason to come home.
What does your job entail on a day to day basis?
People…and the ever-changing nature of them. Without avoiding the typical hospitality answer of ‘every day is different’, the day to day duties are a constant, where the people are the variable.
Tell us your favourite thing about your job?
This is where I may sound clichéd in that it isn’t a job. Hospitality for me is a vocation. Whilst I am personally an advocate for work/life balance in the business, working in Links House is part of me. My favourite part though is again people. I don’t think you can ever stop being intrigued, challenged or surprised by people.
What is your favourite thing about the area?
Got to be the hills and the golf! Both second to none.
Are there any ‘must-sees’ for visitors to the area?
Links House?! Aside from that there are so many things, but top 3 would be; The tee box at the 7th hole on the Championship course at RDGC, The top of Ben Bhraggie in Golspie, The Falls of Shin (Where I got married last year).
Do you have any advice or words of wisdom to someone coming to work at Links House?
Attitude over aptitude. We have a strong set of core values which we build our culture around. It’s vital that people buy into this as it’s teamwork and respect that make things work.
Describe the Links House experience in 3 words?