Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels Chief Executive Officer Stephen Leckie and his wife Fiona, who is in charge of interior design at the flagship hotel Crieff Hydro, are heading to this year's ScotHot to share their tips and experiences on being a couple working together in the hospitality industry.
The Leckies will participate in a gameshow-style panel at the trade event on March 13 at the SEC in Glasgow, which showcases the food, drink, hospitality and tourism industry in Scotland.
Stephen and Fiona met at Crieff Hydro in 1981 when Stephen, fifth-generation owner of the resort, taught Fiona how to water-ski. They married in 1990 and had their reception at Crieff Hydro.
This high-profile couple, who are parents of four, aren't the only pairing to work together at the resort. Crieff Hydro currently has four other couples working there, who met on the job.
A spokesperson for Crieff Hydro said: "Currently we have four couples working here who have met at Crieff Hydro, one of whom recently welcomed their first baby. Who knows why romance is in the air here? It might be something to do with our idyllic Highland setting. Or it could be simply that we're a major employer in the area, with 600 staff, so there's more of a chance of meeting your mate."
One of the couples who fell in love while working at Crieff Hydro is getting ready to tie the knot right where they first met. Laura Tye and Angus Anderson are due to get married at Crieff Hydro this month.
Laura, who works in the resort sales team, and Angus - a sous chef in the hotel's Meikle restaurant - felt an ‘instant spark' when they were introduced in the resort's popular staff bar ‘The Social'.
Laura said: "There is a real sense of community across the whole team. There are plenty of opportunities to socialise, meet people with different backgrounds, and learn about other cultures. I've made tons of friends here, and meeting my life partner is the icing on the cake!"
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