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 almost 30 years of specialist experience to Borve Lodge. Married to Lindsay, they have three children, Lucie, Lewis and Archie.
Finlay Mackinnon – Estate Foreman
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.
Neil St.Quinton – Estate Maintenance Team
Neil joined the estate in 2017 and brings a wide range of estate skills to Borve Lodge having worked within the industry for a number of years throughout the UK and Canada. Neil has responsibility for ensuring that the estate properties, grounds and store facilities are maintained to a high standard. As a keen fisherman, Neil will often be seen accompanying our guests on their fishing excursions. A former gamekeeper, Neil is an integral part of our development team working closely with the Estate Manager on our habitat and species management program.
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 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.
Vonette Howe – Book Keeper
Vonette has made her home in the Outer Hebrides after living in the hustle and bustle of a big city for most of her life. She is a crucial part of our team here at Borve Lodge and while her primary role is to ensure that our book keeping and accounting is up to date she supports us in many areas of our office administration. Vonette brings strong book keeping experience and advice and is the first point of contact for many of our suppliers.
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.