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Dr. Andrew Martin

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Location: Craibstone Campus
  • Expertise:
    • Business Management and Finance
    • Food and Drink

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Coming from farming stock I’m delighted to be part of the Rural Management team at Craibstone SRUC.

Prior to joining academia, I had a successful career in hotel management. Prior to joining SRUC my previous university employment was in the area of Tourism, and I’m now particularly interested in entrepreneurship in rural business. My PhD considered management styles and their fit with business models, work I’d like to apply to the rural environment. I’ve published widely in the broad area of destination development.

Away from academia I write a monthly motoring column for the Press and Journal, am Chair of Braemar Castle Limited, and commentate on events throughout the north-east of Scotland, from Scotland’s Traditional Boat Festival at Portsoy, to all events at Grampian Transport Museum at Alford.  

Areas of expertise and interests

  • Business Management and Finance
  • Food and Drink

My professional highlights

  • As Director of Scottish Centre of Tourism (and as part of a team) we secured European Social Fund awards for three projects on entrepreneurship and management development through training for tourism of over £1.5M
  • Vice Chair of the Aberdeen City and Shire Hotel Association for 10 years, and still judge applications to the annual regional tourism awards – which recognises excellence, and feeds into the national awards
  • Past Chair of Moray Tourism, Trustee of Grampian Transport Museum, and Board of Management of The Burn, Edzell