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With so many people looking to leave the rat-race and start their own bed and breakfast in the country, Heads on Pillows give readers a personal glimpse into the unique world of B&Bs, where owners open up their own homes for guests to enjoy. This book offers witty anecdotes, personal experiences and helpful hints to anyone who aspires to enter the trade, from an award-winning B&B owner. From its modest beginnings as a single room B&B to the first five star Bed and Breakfast in the rthern counties of Scotland, follow the story of the Sheiling and its owner. Part autobiography and part 'how to' guide Heads on Pillows is both informative and entertaining.This true account charts the growth and the development of the Scottish tourist trade, especially in the Highlands where the Sheiling is located, and offers through the experience of over 30 years an unparalleled insight into the Bed and Breakfast trade that is so enticing to so many. Foreword by Peter Lederer, Chairman of VisitScotland and managing director of the famous Gleneagles hotel.
Joan Campbell started in the B&B trade in 1968 with one room and in 2003 finally achieved a coveted 5 star rating for The Sheiling Guest House. Joan and her husband Hugh retired from running their B&B after 40 years and in that same year Joan was awarded the coveted Scottish Silver Thistle for her outstanding contribution to tourism. She continues to write her monthly column, Tourism Matters, published in The Northern Times weekly newspaper. Though retired, she still sits on the Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards board and represents Sutherland and Caithness with the Federation of Small Businesses. Joan lives in the Northern Highlands of Scotland.