The restoration of The Fife Arms, lead by Russell Sage Studio, celebrates the many talented individuals and businesses in the region. The unique and talented team of experts include architects, designers, craftspeople, researchers and artists, many with deep ties to Scotland. Many of the artisans working on the refurbishment of the hotel are from Aberdeenshire. The project was overseen by Crathie and London-based Moxon Architects headed by Ben Addy while his brother, Tom, was the project’s building contractor. Gareth Guy of The Horn Shop in Braemar created the dramatic chandelier. The house tartan and tweed were designed by Araminta Campbell, who grew up in Royal Deeside.
Inspired by the local landscape and Scotland’s unique artistic and cultural heritage, Araminta created our house tartan and tweed. She was born and raised in Aberdeenshire, on a small estate next to the River Dee. Her love of tweed and tartan can be traced back to her childhood, with her family tweed and tartan being worn for the everyday and on special occasions. Araminta studied Fine Art Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University before setting up her eponymous studio in 2014.
Crathie and London-based Moxon Architects have executed a careful, sensitive and refined ‘craft’ restoration of the original listed building. The company is headed up by Ben Addy, who grew up in Aberdeenshire and is a Director of the Cairngorms Trust and a member of the Braemar Mountain Rescue Team.
Tom Addy’s company Tor was the building contractor behind the restoration of the Fife Arms. Based locally, Tom also made, by hand, the oak top of the Flying Stag’s bar. With expertise in working on remote sites, Tor has built a reputation for delivering projects with a high level of craftsmanship despite complex logistical challenges.
Owner of the local Horn Shop, Gareth helped source over 500 stag antlers for the antler chandelier in The Fog House. Gareth worked closely with Wild Resources Director, Ben Carter, to ensure that all the horns were naturally cast.
The Fife Arms Shop
The shop offers a range of thoughtfully selected items including locally made gifts, books and blankets in our tartan design.