Borve Lodge Estate employs a diverse team with wide ranging skills, led by the Estate Manager, Steve Woodhall. The estate is one of the largest employers in the area with up to 15 employees during peak season. They are always on hand to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Steve Woodhall – Estate Manager
Steve joined the estate in 2014 after returning from Canada where he was a member of the senior management team at an exclusive private sporting club. Steve is responsible for all operational activity on the estate. A former Scots Guardsman, Gamekeeper and Regional Officer for BASC, Steve brings over 25 years of specialist experience to Borve Lodge. Married to Lindsay, they have three children, Lucie, Lewis and Archie.
Matthew Homer – Estate Foreman
Matthew has been employed by the estate since 2003. Matthew is responsible for the estates maintenance and development operations. Bringing a wide variety of skills to the role, Matthew excels in stonework, plumbing, electrics and much more. In and out of work Matthew has a passion for mechanics and maintains anything with an engine including the estates 10 metre rib, our landing craft, ATVs and other vehicles.
Finlay Mackinnon – Estate Worker
Finlay has worked at the estate since 2007. Working alongside Matthew, his role supports the maintenance and development operations of the estate properties and grounds. From grass cutting to chain saw work, window cleaning and joinery to plumbing and even shed building, Finlay brings experience and enthusiasm to his diverse role. Finlay has spent all his life on the sea and with his sea faring qualifications he is the primary operator of our watercraft and will often be seen in the coastal waters checking the estate’s lobster pots during the season. Finlay is the estate’s Head Fishing Ghillie.
Cristina Morrison – Office Administrator/Book Keeper
Cristina joined the team in April 2017 and is employed as the estate’s Administrator and Book Keeper, although her role is far more varied and includes involvement in all areas of the estate’s operations including development of the Borve Lodge Estate venison produce business. Cristina brings a wealth of conservation and land management experience having worked as an Area Officer for Scottish Natural Heritage for thirteen years. With a proven background in estate administration and development Cristina is a crucial member of our team. Cristina has two children, Archie and Rosie and outside of work she loves to spend time exploring the beaches, landscape and wildlife of these wonderful islands.
Lindsay Woodhall – Head Housekeeper
Lindsay joined the team in 2016 and as Head Housekeeper has responsibility for Borve Lodge and all of the self catering properties as well as the estate laundry. Lindsay is also responsible for all of the estates front of house activities and is often the first point of contact for many of our guests. Lindsay manages our dedicated team of housekeepers. Lindsay also has responsibility for implementing the Borve Lodge Estate horticulture activities Outside of work Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the wonderful beaches of West Harris.
Steffie Manning – Housekeeper
Steffie joined the team in 2016 and is employed within our Housekeeping team with primary responsibility for the estate’s laundry facility and Laxdale Cottage. As a key member of our team Steffie fulfills many roles such as supporting our exclusive use Lodge bookings. Steffie will turn her hand to any task and in Summer will often be found helping Lindsay in the estate gardens.
Adrian Weber – River Watcher
Adrian is employed on a seasonal basis and takes the lead on the operational security of our fishing systems. Adrian, who is a warranted bailiff, works through the night to monitor our security equipment and conduct patrols to ensure that the migratory fish are protected. Adrian also ensures that the boats and huts are kept in good condition and ready for guests to use and will often be the first point of contact for anglers.