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To mark its 30th birthday, Heritage Portfolio hosted a party at the Signet Library in Edinburgh on 29 November

Heritage Portfolio retains five Scottish venues

Heritage Portfolio, the specialist events and catering company within Sodexo Live!, has retained five Scottish venues following a series of competitive tenders, as it celebrates its 30th birthday this month.

Founded in 1993, with its headquarters in Edinburgh, and acquired by Sodexo Live! in 2017, Heritage Portfolio provides catering and events services at some of Scotland’s most iconic and prestigious venues, with further sites across Britain. As it marks its third decade it has recently retained and extended partnerships with:

V&A Dundee – two-year extension
Heritage Portfolio has been providing catering services at the museum since opening in 2018 and has this year invested to transform the restaurant space with a new style of offering that emphasises our cook from scratch and seasonal principles, better suited to the needs of the visitors. The design led approach saw Heritage Portfolio work with Scottish designers and makers to create a bespoke lighting installation, refurbish and enhance existing furniture and use Scottish materials to create features and points of interest.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – two-year extension
The recent competitive tender has seen Heritage Portfolio secure a retention of two years, meaning its long-standing relationship with The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo now marks 15 years. In addition to the existing services it provided as Hospitality Partner for the Royal Gallery, in 2023 Heritage Portfolio also looked after catering for the 650 performers on the esplanade. This saw 12,500 post show snacks, 3,000 hot meals and 25,000 hot drinks served across the three-week run.

Dundas Castle – three-year extension
Heritage Portfolio has been the exclusive partner of Dundas Castle for more than 20 years where they cater for more than 60 weddings a year. As well as a five-star wedding and events venue, Dundas Castle is the home of the Stewart-Clark family. As part of this partnership retention, Heritage Portfolio will be investing further in Dundas and its already impressive facilities.

Musselburgh Racecourse – seven-year extension
As part of the new contract Heritage Portfolio will invest significantly in the race day experience in partnership with the venue. This will include spectator infrastructure, hospitality spaces, staff facilities, technology and the public bar operation.  Heritage Portfolio has been working with Musselburgh Racecourse since 1999 and the investment will begin over the coming winter months.

Mansfield Traquair – two-year extension
Mansfield Traquair is another venue partner of Heritage Portfolio’s for more than 20 years, where they manage all events and are responsible for sales. As part of the extension, investment will include a new bar and an upgrade to the kitchen equipment.

Sandy Robson, Executive Director for Heritage Portfolio said: “What a way to start our 30th birthday celebrations by retaining over 15 years’ worth of business across five of our venues in Scotland. The whole team and I are delighted with these successes and are excited by what we can achieve in years to come as we work collaboratively with our partners to deliver exceptional service for our visitors and guests.”

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