Lady Claire Macdonald, who runs the internationally renowned Kinloch Lodge boutique hotel on the Isle of Skye, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours for services to the hospitality industry and to charity in Scotland.
The award-winning cook and food writer is a tireless fund raising for Marie Curie Cancer Care, and is also heavily involved in promoting Scottish cuisine, and farming in her role as Patron of Scottish Food Fortnight and the Association of Scottish Farmers’ Markets.
“Kinloch Lodge is delighted to learn that Lady Claire MacDonald has been awarded the OBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List.
“The award has been made for her services to the hospitality industry and to charity in Scotland, particularly Marie Curie Cancer Care. Marking over 40 years in hospitality and for a wonderful contribution to charity it is a fitting recognition for Claire and her husband, Godfrey, the Lord MacDonald. We are so pleased for her and many, many congratulations,” the hotel’s web site states.