Meet the team
If you’re headed to our Queen Street or Glasgow Members’ Rooms this month you might see some new faces. We’re delighted to introduce Scott Robertson, the new venue manager for 28 Queen Street and Georgia Scott, the new assistant venue manager for 40 Bath Street
SCOTT ROBERTSON, VENUE MANAGER, 28 QUEEN STREET, EDINBURGH
With a love for classic cars, salvage yards and live music, Scott Robertson is excited to be taking the reins of 28 Queen Street as venue manager. Born in Zimbabwe to Glaswegian parents, he lived there until he was 10, briefly spending time in Eswatini before moving to Scotland at the age of 15. Today you’ll find him settled in St Monans in the East Neuk of Fife, which he calls “a glorious place to live”.
Scott has worked in sales, marketing and events in Scotland for several years, with the likes of VisitScotland, Kingsbarns Distillery and The University of Dundee, plus roles across Scottish five-star hotels and venues. Now he’s ready to continue his whisky journey at 28 Queen Street.
“I have always loved whisky, but I think it really ‘clicked’ with me when I worked at VisitScotland where I was fortunate to experience distillery visits and a load of tastings and pairings,” he says. “I can’t wait to try some of the cask strength treats from the SMWS collection.”
As he heads back to the capital, Scott is excited to be spending more time in the New Town. “I must admit that I am really looking forward to working in Edinburgh again,” says Scott. “It’s a such a handsome and vibrant city.” As for what he’s most looking forward to about the role, it’s all about getting stuck in. “I am keen to meet the staff at 28 Queen Street along with the members and the clients who use 28 Queen Street for celebrations,” he says. “I am honoured to be the custodian of such an impressive building in the heart of Edinburgh; which just happens to be full of exclusive whiskies!”
GEORGIA SCOTT, ASSISTANT VENUE MANAGER, 40 BATH STREET, GLASGOW
Born and bred in Glasgow, with experience of working at I.J. Mellis, Singl-End and Ubiquitous Chip, Georgia is keen to immerse herself in all things whisky as assistant venue manager for 40 Bath Street.
“I’ve always enjoyed drinking whisky and my brother who’s a chef introduced me to it when we were younger,” she says. “My palate has got further and further into it.”
Georgia has worked at the National Piping Centre as an events manager, where she was put through the whisky ambassador course which led her to do whisky tastings at their festivals. “I am looking forward to learning more about the Society and about all the single casks and how we work with it to make it our own,” says Georgia.
She has also noticed the sense of community here at the Society: “The members seem to love everything and hearing all the stories, especially the little quirky anecdotes around the bottles.” In her spare time, you can find Georgia out socialising and enjoying the great outdoors with her partner and dog.