Advisory Council member

Ron Kitchin

Ron Kitchin co-founded The Kitchin Restaurant with son Tom and daughter-in-law Michaela in 2006 and remains as Chair of the now nationally respected Kitchin Group, consisting of The Kitchin Restaurant, Scran and Scallie Ltd, Southside Scran Ltd and The Bonnie Badger Hotel in Gullane.

Ron has over 48 years’ experience in business development at Sales Director, Managing Director and Chairman level of local, national, and international businesses. He has also served in a leadership role with a wide range of business organisations and charitable causes, including as Managing Director of Water of Leith 2000 Ltd in Edinburgh.

He has held chairmanships at the Tayside Board of The Prince’s Trust Scotland, Leith Chamber of Commerce, the Disability Information Service in Perthshire and his local Community Council. In addition, he has served on the Board of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, The Scottish Council of The Prince’s Trust and as a Panel Member and Business Mentor for The Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust.

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Views from the board

  • Having heard investors that I know well, actively stepping back from investing in the Scottish economy, I fear for the future and am urging business leaders to share their support for Scotland to remain in the Union of the United Kingdom. It will only be by strength of voice and an evidenced based case that we will be able to defend the will of Scottish businesses of all sizes to remain in the Union.
    — Robert D. Kilgour
  • We must make the compelling case for the unique benefits of being within and trading as part of the Union. Scotland’s genuine majority voice must be heard and the majority do not want another referendum or to divide our Country at a time when we need to pull together!
    — Ivor Tiefenbrun MBE
  • Patriotism is a love for your country and as a proud Scot I have spent my career helping to build economic opportunities and in attracting investment. I am also proud to be British and passionately want the United Kingdom to endure.  To succeed in that aim, we must acknowledge that remaining part of the Union is a key lynchpin in growing Scotland’s wealth.
    — Jack Perry CBE