“I re-call when our office was a few chairs around an old table in the bothy of Killiehuntly Farmhouse” says Ali MacDonell who today is a heading a small hospitality team handling enquiries from all over the world. Killiehuntly Farmhouse opened in December 2012, the first of our new design and concept hospitality offerings. The following year it was recognised as one of the best new hotels in the world by Travel & Leisure, a magazine which is read globally by travellers looking for bespoke luxury stays.
The same year, Kinloch Lodge near Tongue, Sutherland opened which was quickly followed by another 8 hospitality offerings across our estates, setting new standards and creating interest from both modern travellers and the international media alike.
It is remarkable how far we have come in such a short space of time. In only a few years Wildland have grown to a team of over 60 great local people and is set to continue growing.
“Today we service a total of almost 150 guests daily throughout northern Scotland with a growing staff of committed locals. Currently the company is run out of a rented flat in Aviemore, which is already too small and too cramped for people to work effectively in”.
“Throughout Wildland we strive to have a certain quality and a high standard in everything we do. From our long term commitment to nature conservation, hosting our guests in a way that we think is best, through to taking good care of our team” says Wildland CEO Tim Kirkwood.
“For some time we have been scouting for a location near Aviemore which was appropriate in terms of housing our administration team as well as providing training and education, storage and workshop facilities.”
“We feel very honoured to be able to take over Kinrara Estate. It’s a historic place of value to the local community in a beautiful setting which we look forward to taking care of and sharing with the public”.
For more information please contact; Tim Kirkwood on his email firstname.lastname@example.org