Behind every magical event that takes place across our three venues is our wonderful events team. Our dedicated events team works incredibly hard to deliver extraordinary events, with every staff member playing a vital role and bringing a unique set of skills to the mix.

The team is currently busy preparing for the reopening of our venues and are excited to get back to work when Barnbougle Castle opens its doors to visitors once again next month. Read on for an introduction to the amazing Rosebery Venues events team…

Louisa Kerr

Head of Sales & Marketing, Rosebery Venues

As an already renowned and respected figure in the hospitality industry, Louisa joined Rosebery Venues as our Head of Sales & Marketing in 2019. Louisa oversees the development and management of Rosebery Estates’ three five-star venues, focus on delivering top-quality events for the corporate and incentive markets.

Louisa’s career took her through the sales programme at Scottish & Newcastle to Hopetoun House where she was employed in management positions for many years. Louisa is passionate about tourism and historic properties and spends much of her free time sampling what Scottish hospitality has to offer with her family.

Jamie Thewes

Venue Director - Rosebery House & Steading

Jamie has played a key role in launching our new Rosebery Steading events venue and exclusive hire country mansion Rosebery House. With a varied career spent in the hospitality industry, Jamie has a broad range of experience, having worked in F&B and management. Having started out as Head Chef and Manager in Pitlochry, he then moved to more exotic climes in Bali, where he was Venue Director for Villa Istana in Uluwatu.

He joined Rosebery Venues in 2018 from Errol Park in Perthshire, where he directed business development and events.

Jim Chapman

Facilities Manager, Barnbougle Castle

Jim is a much liked and valued member of the team. A familiar and friendly face for all who visit, he worked for Rosebery Estates for over 25 years as an Agricultural Engineer before taking up the position of Facilities Manager at Barnbougle Castle in 2019.

Jim is responsible for overseeing the historical preservation of the Castle and its grounds, whilst carefully managing all the varied logistics and requirements of the many events and special occasions hosted at the Castle.

Siobhan Forrest

Office Manager, Rosebery Venues

Siobhan truly lives and breathes her work - not only does she run the office; she also lives on Rosebery Estate!

With a background in admin support, there’s nothing Siobhan doesn’t know about systems and procedures. Her skills serve her well as she has one of the busiest roles in the team, working across many different departments, from accounts to maintenance.

Outside of work, Siobhan is a keen line-dancer and loves spending her free time with friends and family.

Jackie Mooney

Housekeeper, Barnbougle Castle

Jackie is an invaluable member of the team at Barnbougle Castle.

She first joined Rosebery Estates as a housekeeper at Dalmeny House, before moving to Barnbougle to support on the Castle’s launch in 2019.

With many strings to her bow, Jackie started her career as a training officer with British Gas before retraining in finance and accounting to work with the Director of Finance within The Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh.

People are her passion, but in her own words, Barnbougle Castle and all its historic charm comes a close second!

Kyla Bell

Rosebery House and Steading Housekeeper

Kyla has worked on the Rosebery Estate for over ten years and is married to the Head Gamekeeper. A natural homemaker, Kyla is perfect for her role as Housekeeper, where she takes care of everyone and everything.

She loves working in the splendid beauty of Rosebery House and is excited about the opening of our newest venue, Rosebery Steading.

In her spare time, Kyla is very much involved in her local community and is an active fundraiser.

Becky Hamilton

Wedding & Events Manager

The newest member of the Rosebery Venues events team, Becky comes onboard to help bring your vision of the perfect wedding day to life at our prestigious Scottish wedding venues.

After living and studying tourism in Scotland’s capital city, Becky embarked on a career in hotels and destination management. Her passion for planning and events management has led her to join some of Edinburgh’s most iconic venues, namely Murrayfield Stadium and Dynamic Earth, before joining the Rosebery family.

Becky’s perfectionism and passion for creating showstopping events will ensure that couples planning weddings in our exclusive venues are in safe and capable hands. Becky looks forward to showcasing our portfolio with you and helping you plan your unforgettable event.

To find out more about our private-hire corporate and wedding venues, get in touch with our exceptional events team – we’ll help you design and plan an unforgettable event.