Kieran Rose, front of house manager, set for Scottish Thistle Awards final

Borthwick Castle, Scotland’s ‘best kept’ fifteenth-century keep and now a sumptuous exclusive hire setting for family celebrations and corporate events, is delighted that Front of House Manager, Kieran Rose, will represent Midlothian hospitality at the National Finals of the Scottish Thistle Awards to be held on Thursday 14th March at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.


Rose, who joined Borthwick Castle in February 2017, is up against four others in his category to take home the prestigious Tourism & Hospitality Hero award.


Borthwick Castle General Manager, Johanne Falconer, said: “The Scottish Thistle Awards are the ‘Oscars’ for the hospitality industry in Scotland and we’re so looking forward to cheering him on at the ceremony on Thursday. Kieran is a real hero to us and we’re delighted that his hard work and dedication has been recognised to be amongst the best in the country.”


Kieran Rose said: “I’m thrilled to be up against such a talented group of hospitality professionals and I’m grateful for the support of the wonderful team at Borthwick Castle, who have encouraged me every step of the way. I look forward to celebrating with them on the night, whatever the outcome.”


Borthwick Castle is an opulent exclusive hire location only 30-minutes from central Edinburgh that offers bespoke menus created by Executive Chef, Derek Johnston and sumptuous accommodation for up to 24 guests in a regal setting that has welcomed Mary, Queen of Scots and other notables including Sir Walter Scott.

Finalists for the Tourism & Hospitality Hero Award include:

  • Elma McMenemy, Elma McMenemy Tourism, Stonehaven
  • June Goodfellow, Taste Perthshire, Bankfoot
  • Emma Clark, Glenegedale House, Isle of Islay
  • Kieran Rose, Borthwick Castle, Gorebridge
  • Jules Matteoni, Glasgow Prestwick Airport, Prestwick


Borthwick Castle
North Middleton, Midlothian, EH23 4QY
T +44 (0)1875 820 514
F +44 (0)1875 821 702

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