The Kinkell Team

Find out a little bit about our dedicated team.

Sandy Fyfe

Sandy Fyfe moved to Kinkell when it was still a working farm back in 1993.

In 2005, after trying his hand at everything from cattle and pheasant farming to off-road driving and highland games, Sandy settled on the idea of converting one of the largest old farm steadings in Fife into a wedding and events venue.

The first step was putting a dancefloor into the old Byre (cattle shed) and, since then, Sandy has gradually developed the venue, adding a toilet block, repairing rooves, installing glass doors to create one of the most impressive and versatile barn venues in Scotland.

Since 2005, Sandy has grown the corporate, weddings and student events business and Kinkell now has over 80 events and corporate activities every year. Sandy still plays a critical role overseeing events, ensuring that everyone’s day runs smoothly.

Rory Fyfe

Rory Fyfe moved to Kinkell with his parents at the age of 14.

He worked on the pheasant farm and remembers Kinkell Byre when it was full of calving cows rather than partying wedding guests.

Rory has been involved in the events business from afar since 2011, when he moved to Qatar, helping out with strategy and marketing.

He has recently returned from working overseas to help run new ideas at Kinkell Byre. Rory provides oversight, vision and strategy for Kinkell as well as initiating new projects, such as the 10 new onsite cabins launching in 2022 and the rewilding project.

Brian Scott

Brian Scott has worked at Kinkell for over 20 years, initially as the leading member of the team that ran the pheasant farm, then helping out with all kinds of corporate activities from highland games to clay pigeon shooting, quad biking and off-road driving.

In 2012, Brian started up a new bar business, Event Bars, which does a superb job of making sure the bars run smoothly at Kinkell events.

Brian also continues to work at Kinkell as the farm manager and helps look after the venue.

Claire Grant

Claire started as our Byre Manager in 2021. She has experience in management and loves to travel, after spending 3 years in Australia & New Zealand!

Claire helps run and organise all events at Kinkell and her number one priority is making sure our customers, team and suppliers are happy.

Sophie Simpson

Sophie is our Byre Co-ordinator who started at Kinkell back in April 2019 after graduating with a degree in Events Management.

Sophie works at almost all events at Kinkell to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Working alongside the team, Sophie has picked up more roles within admin & marketing side of events and is responsible for Kinkell’s social media

Holly Mercer

Holly joined the team in 2021 as our Byre Assistant after jetting around the world as cabin crew!

Holly works at almost all events, doing show rounds and looking after the couple on their wedding night.

Coco

Coco came to Kinkell in 2021 as our new Head of Conservation grazing.

Coco is responsible for looking after the land in a way that it will encourage ancient natural processes to take hold again, supporting our rewilding project and encouraging greater biodiversity.

Ginger

Ginger came to Kinkell in 2021 as Assistant Conservation Grazer.

Ginger reports to Coco (the clue is in the coat) and works on breaking up the grass to encourage growth of more diverse plant life and carefully placing dung to encourage bugs, beetles and all sorts of wildlife.