Everyone who lives or works here is passionate about looking after this fantastic place for future generations.

We have a great team working at Rothiemurchus, and although we are all very different, we have one thing in common; we all care passionately about this fantastic place.

James Easton

Hospitality Manager


One familiar face to all those who visit the Farm Shop and The Barn is the indefatigable James Easton, Hospitality Manager. James has been at Rothiemurchus for 10 years, having previously been General Manager at a number of hotels in England.

When he’s not (very) hard at work here, James can usually be found walking his rescue dog Lexi around the tracks and paths of Rothiemurchus.

Grant Mackenzie



I’ve had a life long passion for agriculture and in particular cattle, so much so that I often find myself talking to them like they are another person.

In my spare time (not that there is much of that!) I enjoy spending time with my family, attending agricultural shows and all manner of motorsport!

Ollie Mackay

Head Ranger


Ollie Mackay took over the role of Head Ranger in June 2021. In 2019 Ollie was on student placement here from Harper Adams University in Shropshire where he was completing a countryside and environmental management degree.

Ollie grew up in a small village outside Wakefield but already feels quite settled in the Highlands – “It’s not too different from home – just a bit more mountainous!”. He reports that the quirks of the Scottish language and Rothiemurchus place names have been the only real challenge so far. He’s had to swap his Yorkshire “taties” for Scottish “tatties” – and names like Achnahatnich and Achnagoichan have taken a bit of practise to perfect!

But he’s already had plenty of pronunciation practise on the Land Rover tours – his favourite part of the ranger role. With so many first-time visitors to Rothiemurchus this summer, Ollie enjoyed showing them how the different parts of the estate fit together and work in harmony.

Very much part of the Rothiemurchus family now, Ollie competed in the Loch Ness Beast Race in August alongside keen runners Shona and Janet from the Farm Shop. They ran the 10km obstacle course race in aid of Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland. Well done Team Rothie!

Amy Turner

Group Sales Co-ordinator


I first came to Scotland to study at Edinburgh and after graduating I worked for the University of  Aberdeen on a deer management project. I had been visiting Rothiemurchus and always found it such a  beautiful part of Scotland, so I jumped at the chance to work and live somewhere so inspiring! My role as Groups Sales Co-ordinator allows me to help families and larger parties enjoy their visit to the estate. In my spare time, I spend time exploring the forest, lochs and mountains and can usually be found falling off a bike somewhere in the Cairngorms.

Brian Dey



More information about Brian is coming soon.

Janet Williams

Farm Shop Manager


I was born and brought up in the Oxfordshire countryside and in 2010 I moved to Kingussie with my husband who is a gamekeeper and my 2 children. I love to be out in the countryside hill walking, biking or just out with all our dogs. When I moved here I took up Thai boxing which I love, its fantastic fitness and a great way to release all the stresses! I came to work at Rothiemurchus in October 2016 as the Farm Shop manager I really enjoy food, especially baking and I love looking for and tasting new products to sell (especially new gins!!).

Peter Ferguson

Bio Diversity Manager


More information about Peter is coming soon.

Catherine Rose

Accounts Manager


Catherine enjoys running and cycling and is fuelled by tea and cake!


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