An authority in luxury brand development, PR and Marketing, Linny’s 25 year career spans Tourism/Hospitality, Fashion/Textiles, Luxury Automotive and Premium Spirits.
The former Fashion Editor of The Sunday Herald Magazine is a contributor to several lifestyle titles and is regularly quoted in the press. Having held rank as a Director at the University of the Arts, London, Linny is an ambassador for linking industry and education and remains a University External Assessor.
During her 8 year tenure as Brand Manager, Johnstons of Elgin she was credited with revitalising the historic cashmere and fine woollens manufacturer, bringing it to the forefront of the luxury market and founded the renowned collaboration with Scottish fashion designer, Christopher Kane.
Returning to her home region of Dumfries and Galloway in 2014, Linny spearheaded the Annandale Distillery project, including the development of the state of the art Visitor Centre and the delivery of the official opening of the site by HRH The Princess Royal.
Particularly passionate about tourism and creativity, Linny is the Product and Destination Development Manager of the SSDA (South of Scotland Destination Alliance) and a proud to be on The Stove’s Board of Directors. With a love of classic cars, Linny is the founder and owner of ‘The Love Bug D&G’, SW Scotland’s Classic VW Co. based in Lockerbie, which offers chauffeur driven wedding cars, corporate promotions, mobile bars and bespoke tours with door to door service – popular Food & Drink itineraries include the VW Chocolate Tour and the VW Distillery Trail.