The world famous Craigellachie Hotel in Speyside is currently undergoing a sensitive refurbishment to bring the hotel back to its former glory. Craigellachie Hotel, originally built in 1893, boasts a world wide reputation for its famous Quaich Bar which holds over 650 types of Malt Whisky.
Craigellachie was bought by Piers Adam last year who has been working closely with his design team and Scottish builder, Perthshire based, THCL (Thomson Homes Construction Ltd), to put together plans for restoring and rejuvenating the hotel. Work started on the hotel at the beginning of the year and the initial strip-out team being made up of ex-military personnel who were made redundant summer 2013. Piers commented “I met Jeff Galloway last summer and when I heard that he and his colleagues were being made redundant from the Household Cavalry I wanted to help them by offering them experience in another vocation – hopefully by giving them the opportunity to work at Craigellachie Hotel, we can help them gain confidence and experience that will lead on to other work for them.”
Malcolm Thomson, the main contractor on the site has been thrilled with the ex-military team commenting “it’s been a pleasure working with Jeff and his colleagues; they have a great work ethic and are always looking for the next thing to do, I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to any employer!”
There are also numerous employment opportunities when the hotel re-opens, with 32 positions to fill ranging from part-time front of house staff and chambermaid staff to full time heads of department.