Next Month: A Mountaineer, a Brewer and a Broadcaster!

Mollie Hughes

The Royal Scots Club is delighted to announce the launch of its Liaison Lunches, starting in September this year.

Featuring a mountaineer, a brewer and a broadcaster and aimed at professional business ladies, (but not exclusively) these lunches are light hearted yet inspirational.

The first speaker, on 15 th September, is Mollie Hughes; in May 2012 Mollie became one of the youngest British climbers to summit Mount Everest at the age of 21. After 18 months of rigorous training, 2 months living in the harsh mountain environment and 18 hours climbing in the oxygen less world above 8,000 metres Mollie completed her challenge. She now has a very exciting story to tell.

Second in the series, on Thursday 10 th November, is Petra Wetzl, Managing Director of West Brewery in Glasgow.

Originally from Bavaria, Petra first fell in love with her adopted Scottish homeland on a school exchange to Balfron.

Returning to Glasgow in 1994 and unimpressed with what passed for “Local Ale” she opened West Brewery Bar and Restaurant on Glasgow Green and since then WEST has received awards for both the beer it produces and the service it delivers.

The series concludes on Thursday 19 th January 2017 with broadcaster and journalist Lesley Riddoch. Lesley is one of Scotland’s best known commentators and broadcasters. She was assistant editor of the Scotsman in the 1990’s (and editor of The Scotswoman in 1995 when female staff wrote, edited and produced the paper) and contributing editor of the Sunday Herald. She is best known for broadcasting with programmes on BBC 2, Channel 4, Radio 4, and BBC Radio Scotland, for which she has won two Sony speech broadcaster awards.

The purpose of the lunches is to gather together interesting people from various walks of business life to meet in a comfortable atmosphere. Whilst there are similar types of lunches taking place across the City the Royal Scots Club thought there was room in the market for something built around informality.