Welcome to Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, set in the
Scottish Borders yet close to the capital city, Edinburgh.
Since I joined the hotel in January 2013, I have had the
pleasure of welcoming guests from all over the world who come to
the area for golf, shooting, fishing and of course world class
mountain biking at Glentress.
I have a fantastic team at the hotel, most of whom live very
locally, so they are always on hand to offer tips or advice for
places to visit in the area. I believe there's nothing like a
Scottish welcome when visiting a hotel. At the moment our
team are hard at work on many projects including ourcompany-wide
Room 15 initiative, which aims at reducing our carbon
I have always worked in hotels, starting off with a school job
washing dishes in my local hotel in Portpatrick. After a
brief spell in the kitchen whilst studying Hospitality Management
at Napier University, I then went to work in various hotels in
Yorkshire, Cheshire and back home in Scotland. At home (and
work) I love to golf, although I'm not sure I'm getting any better.
My home life revolves around my wife, Kate and son and
daughter, James and Sophie. With James' involvement in
pro-youth football I regularly travel the length and breadth of the
country. Our busy house is completed with three cats and
young Cocker Spaniel.
At Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa we try to create a
very relaxed atmosphere with attention to the excellent food and
service you should expect at a Macdonald Hotel.
I do hope you enjoy your stay with us and will appreciate the
peace and quiet of the Scottish Borders.