September, 2012

Dunhill Hospitality Suite

We have been invited by Fife Chamber of Commerce to attend on 4 October 2012 as guests at the Dunhill Hospitality Suite on the Old Course, St Andrews at a special Business Breakfast in celebration of the Dunhill Links Golf Championship which is being played at St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie from 3rd

Major General Euan Loudon CBE, Chief Executive of St Andrews Links Trust will address us on the Business of Golf and How Business can work with the St Andrews Links Trust.

Euan has been at the helm of the Links Trust since early 2011 and took up this position following a successful period of being in charge of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Mr Loudon joined the army in 1974 and quickly rose through the ranks. He commanded the 1st Battalion, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, and in his final appointment, with the rank of major general, he was general officer commanding the army’s 2nd Division and governor of Edinburgh Castle.

In 1991, Mr Loudon was awarded the OBE for operational service in the Gulf as the chief of staff of the Desert Rats. In 2004 he was appointed CBE for operational service in Northern Ireland. He took up the position with the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2007. During his tenure the company achieved record profits in 2009 and was given the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade section.

The event will commence at 7.45am, with a light breakfast and refreshments and following presentations, discussion and networking the event will close at 9.15am. Guests will have the opportunity to remain on the Old Course for the remainder of the day to take in some of the excellent golf that will be on show free of charge. Full joining instructions including parking arrangements will be issued nearer the time to those who have confirmed their attendance.

There are eight places available which will be allocated on a first come first served basis – this is due to the restricted number of places available.

The Eden Brewery, Guardbridge

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 26 September 2012 at 6 pm at The Eden Brewery, Guardbridge.

As usual any guest who may be thinking of joining the Club will be welcome.

Our guest speaker will be Paul Miller of The Eden Brewery.

The Eden Brewery is a new micro-brewery located at the South West end of the old Papermill site at Guardbridge.

It is the first brewery to operate in the St Andrews area in over a hundred years and brewed its first beer on the site on 14th It will employ 8 people initially, 3 full time and 5 part time. The ‘head’ brewer Scott Gowans is a Heriot Watt Brew School graduate who has worked in Fullers & Adnams Breweries in England as well as Fyne Ales in Scotland.

Paul has worked for 30 years in various roles in brand development in the drinks industry (with Diageo, Glenmorangie and Molson Coors) and latterly advised the government on its alcohol policy (without doubt his most frustrating job!).

As well as a core range of craft beers the brewery will offer a specialisation in whisky and rum cask matured beers and will have a very high percentage of locally grown barley (80%) in most recipes.

The brewery will focus on very small batch production, it will sell 50% of it’s beer in cask form to Pubs and Hotels and the balance in bottles. It is aiming to cask and bottle all its production onsite.

There is ample parking adjacent to the brewery onsite. Please meet at 5.45 pm for 6 pm. Enter via south entrance to Papermill on Main Street and follow signs to the left where there will be someone to meet with you and escort you into the brewery.

St Andrews Business Club