Respitality in St Andrews
St Andrews Respitality Festival 2017.
The 2nd St Andrews Respitality Festival was held on 19th and 20th March 2017. We’ve been a bit cheeky giving it such a grand name but since it has almost doubled in size from 2016, it reflects our hopes for the festival. This year 10 breaks were gifted to a carer and a companion from hotels such as Macdonald Rusacks, Hotel Du Vin, Fairmont and Ardgown as well as from some of St Andrews luxurious guest houses: Deveron, Fairways, Montague, Brownlees and Pinewood Country House.
A reception, hosted by Macdonald Rusacks and Shared Care Scotland, was held on the Monday evening. This allowed carers, hotel and guest house owners, staff from Carers Centres and Shared Care Scotland to come together to exchange stories, enjoy the surroundings and devour the delicious buffet. Very soon a party was in full swing.
The evening also allowed us to formally thank the proprietors for taking part in Respitality. A certificate was presented to each one – a small but heart-felt thanks for helping carers take a break with Scottish Hospitality.
The St Andrews Respitality Festival started due to the support of Ray Pead, President of Stayinstandrews, the hotel and guest house association. We are very grateful to Ray for his support and look forward to working with Ray and Kristian Campbell, General Manager of Macdonald Rusacks when he takes over the Presidency from Ray in 2018.