Susan Reid Collection-Offering Sales and Marketing for Privately Owned Properties in Scotland

September 12, 2016

I am delighted to introduce myself, Susan Reid and my business Susan Reid Collection which I launched 12 years ago. I came from a background of hotel operational roles before heading into sales and marketing within large hotel organisations. I always had the idea of working for myself and finally took the plunge and launched the business in November 2003, one of the first to be launched in Scotland. Offering sales and marketing at an experienced level to owners of smaller and privately owned properties here in Scotland.

Working with the owner of a privately owned property is both a privilege and delight. They share the same level of passion and tenacity that I put into my business and we want to stand out from the crowd. A privately owned property I feel has a far more flexible approach to business and work to accommodate the needs of every client no matter what type of event from business to personal.

I market the Collection to all markets and the more people that know about us the better! From corporate events to overseas incentive groups to family special occasion events such as birthday parties, or simply an excuse to escape and relax.



The Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh

The Royal Scots Club are delighted to extend their facilities for accommodation, meetings and private dining, operating like a hotel, but experiencing the different surroundings of a Club with old world charm.

Situated in one of Edinburgh’s finest Georgian streets, Abercromby Place and right in the heart of the city, The Royal Scots Club offers courtesy, personal service and warm hospitality at the very heart of the Club. The Club exudes a charm and ambiance which is both relaxed and comfortable for our guests.

Guests relax in one of our 25 bedrooms each individually designed and traditionally furnished, with comfort and attention to detail being second to none. All rooms offer modern facilities, some with scenic views over the rooftops to Fife or to Queen Street Gardens.

Our private meeting and dining rooms offer traditional charm for intimate gatherings to large presentations and receptions. If there is an interest in regular use of the Royal Scots Club then guests may wish to consider Corporate or Individual Membership of the Club offering many further benefits.

Hawkswood Collection, nr St Andrews

Peaceful, relaxing, luxurious – Hawkswood House is a private and exclusive use Scottish property set in the picturesque hamlet of Peat Inn, near St Andrews. Beautifully appointed and sumptuously equipped to appeal to the most discerning of guests. As soon as guests arrive at Hawkswood House, they know they are somewhere special from the great care and attention to detail by the Owners in the design of such a lovely property.

The property has 5 luxury en-suite bedrooms offers the flexibility of being double or twin accommodation. Two glorious reception rooms with log burners, a conservatory with dining facilities and French windows lead out to the Summer terrace. On the first floor the terraced balcony provides the perfect setting for breakfast or evening drinks in the warmer months.

A top of the range kitchen dinner for parties who wish to self-cater or our team will arrange for all staffing requirements from a butler to waiting staff and a private Chef.

Guests can now unwind in our new Hydro Spa, with room for all. It offers 43 state-of-the-art jets that relieve-tension in targeted areas and a perfect way to relax and unwind. Also enjoy dining al fresco with our impressive Mediterranean BBQ and outdoor patio area.

We are delighted to also announce the sister property, the Roundel is currently under renovation and shall launch 1st March 2016 with similar high end facilities to that of Hawkswood House with a further 5 en suite bedrooms.

Clients then have the choice to book each property individually or for larger parties book the Hawkswood Collection which gives you both properties and a total of 10 bedrooms.

Courtesy transfers in our luxury mini coach comes with both properties.

Candacraig, Aberdeenshire, Scottish Highlands

Nestled in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, Candacraig is an inspiring, exclusive retreat. Steeped in history and surrounded by the wild beauty of the Cairngorms, our breath-taking baronial mansion is the perfect place to host your event.

Originally built in the 17th century, Candacraig House was enlarged in the Scottish baronial style with its pepper pot turrets and crow stepped dormer windows in 1836. It has been extended several times over the years and was reconstructed in 1955 retaining its Scottish style. The current owners Lynne & Marc Lino bought the property last year from Scottish comedian and actor Billy Connolly, and placed considerable investment into this stunning property.

Guests enjoy exclusive use offering 12 bedrooms, an impressive formal Dining Room, Drawing Room, Games/Billiard Room, and a Whisky Library that through many years of collecting provides a leading selection of single malts.

Outdoors, guests have full access to 18 acres of private woodland and manicured lawns, including a large Victorian walled garden, a private Lochan fed by the celebrated River Don and a woodland bonfire area – a very special spot to enjoy an outdoor dram by the fire.

Exploring the lavish grounds you will find one magical setting after another – exclusively yours to enjoy during your stay.

The Scotch Whisky Experience, Edinburgh

The Scotch Whisky Experience is a 5 star visitor attraction on the Royal Mile leading up to Edinburgh Castle. It has earned a reputation as a leading Edinburgh hospitality venue. Ideal for whisky tastings, business and corporate events, to private dinners and banquets.

Combine the Tour and Dinner package with a private whisky tasting within The World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky before guests are shown to one of our private reception rooms for dinner.

Through years of working with privately owned properties I have fast gained a reputation for sourcing private and exclusive use venues in Scotland for all types of events looking for something special and memorable. From the city to the country to a castle – Susan Reid Collection welcomes the opportunity to work with you on your next event.

Scone Palace, Perth

Scone Palace has an exciting and colorful history as one of Scotland’s most important stately homes. The Palace houses an outstanding collection of antiques, paintings and rare artifacts and the grounds are renowned throughout the world, making the stately home one of the most popular attractions in Scotland. Scone Palace provides a magnificent setting for events. Whether you are planning a corporate event in Scotland, require hospitality, a conference or need a venue for a product or car launch, a range of events can be accommodated.

All of the Palace State Rooms can be reserved exclusively for your event. A guided tour of the Palace will be included as part of your evening if you wish it. Dinner may be served in the State Dining Room around the table made for Queen Victoria’s visit, The Long Gallery or within the Murray Suites. Scone Palace also offers exclusive use overnight accommodation. From the Balvaird Apartment with 3 stunning rooms into the Private Wing offering a further 10 bedrooms, enjoy a unique and memorable experience.

With over 100 acres of historic Parklands, the natural environment provides a stunning backdrop for outdoor activities such as laser clay shooting, falconry, and quad biking. Visit the Crowning Place of the King of Scots.

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