Quarter century for Stuart

THIS is already a landmark year for one Aberdeenshire landlord, after he celebrated the 25th anniversary at the helm of his pub.

Stuart Singer took over The Redgarth in Oldmeldrum in January 1990. He has since added six letting bedrooms to the property as well as establishing a reputation for cask and craft ale.

Stuart Singer

Speaking to SLTN, Singer said the secret to his 25 years at The Redgarth has been maintaining consistently high standards.

“You’ve got to be trained up to standard, make sure the cellars are spot on, the food is good and the beer is quality,” he said. “If you can hit all those markers and keep a price reasonable, then you’ve got a reasonably good template for success. If you don’t do that then you’ve had it.”

He also stressed the importance of physical fitness when working so many hours; at 62 he climbs the nearby Bennachie mountain range three times a week to stay in shape.