A DUNFERMLINE woman with 30 years of experience has been appointed in a top role at a luxury Fife hotel.

Samantha Slight has joined the front of house team at the Old Manor Hotel in Lundin Links as operations manager.

For the last 10 years she held the same role at Airth Castle, which closed in March, having previously worked at Balbirnie Hotel, The Scotsman Hotel, and Ferrybridge Hotel in North Queensferry.

The Old Manor is currently undergoing refurbishment and Samantha is looking forward to offering guests a "contemporary and updated experience.”

She said: “The Old Manor is a lovely hotel in a truly stunning location.

"It’s being lovingly refurbished to offer our UK wide guests a contemporary and updated experience.

“I’m delighted to be on board here.

"The opportunity to join came just at the right time with Airth Castle sadly closing its doors."

She continued: "We have completed lots of work here already guests can now see, such as beautiful new carpeting, fresh new bedroom décor, updated bathrooms, and a new look to the bar and lounge.

"Next on the list is new furniture for the Seaview Restaurant situated in our beautiful conservatory dining room.

"As the name suggests it has the most amazing views of the golf course and sea – what a setting it is!”

"I’m looking forward to being successful in the daily hotel operations and to guarantee that guests enjoy an outstanding experience." When not working, Samantha is busy looking after her seven month puppy, Lady, a Belgian Malinois.

Tommy Wallace, one of the trio of Owner/Directors at Pettycur Bay Holiday Park, which purchased the Old Manor Hotel in late 2021, commented on Samantha's appointment, saying it was “absolutely fantastic to have someone of Samantha's considerable experience on board.”