Susan McNaughton, hard-working wife, mother, daughter, sister, auntie, cousin, niece. Not a granny yet! Avid reader. Enthusiastic Twitterer. Amateur photographer. Marathon walker (in training). Trying to live a full life and connect with others who share a passion for doing business with individuals. Keen to help spread the news about how you can share this too. Here are most of the places you can find me active in my business and social media endeavours. Sandcastle Cottage – our holiday cottage in Crail, Fife where we have been offering self-catering family holidays by the sea for over 20 years. You’ll find us tweeting as 2crail on Twitter. We have a Facebook Page for Sandcastle Cottage, and a blog about the things we like to do in Crail. Craigwell Cottage – our holiday cottage in the centre of Edinburgh where we have been offering self-catering city centre vacation rentals since 2007 after selling our previous Edinburgh holiday apartment. You’ll find us tweeting as 2edinburgh on Twitter. We have a Facebook Page for Craigwell Cottage, and a blog about the things we like to do in Edinburgh, which we hope you’ll enjoy too.
Sandcastle Holidays (Scotland) Ltd – our private limited company which owns and operates our two holiday cottages. Visit Crail – we’re helping to promote the accommodation providers in the lovely village of Crail, Fife by creating a Facebook Page for Crail Last Minute accommodation. There’s a Twitter Account for Visit Crail too, and we help to support the development of the Visit Crail blog by providing practical support for the page and submitting some content.
Crail Food Festival – as part of my aim to provide practical support for community activity in Crail, I volunteered to help out with some of the publicity for first ever Crail Food Festival in 2011. Along with the project leader for the Crail Food Festival, Graham Anderson from the Honeypot, I’ve developed the Facebook Page for Crail Food Festival and am also tweeting and building a following on Twitter for Crail Food Festival. It’s an event to celebrate the wealth of local produce in the area, to educate about what is available in the area and promote healthy seasonal eating of the abundance of good quality produce available in Fife. The intention was always to find local residents to support this community festival, and in order to do this I have stepped back from supporting this Festival for 2016, but am working behind the scenes to support the new volunteer who will be providing social media support this year. Blipfoto – and in my spare time (hah!) I love the challenge and discipline of uploading a daily photograph and writing a snippet about what’s been going on. Blipfoto started in Edinburgh, but has members worldwide. It’s great fun, and through it I’ve met people, helped to make a huge collage of people joining hands in the bliptogether project, and made some frames for a movie project called ‘life.turns‘. Edinburgh Spotlight – we’re friends of this website for locals and visitors in Edinburgh, having been family reviewers for events during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010 and 2011 – you can read some of our contributions on the Edinburgh Spotlight site, and you’ll find us mentioned on the Edinburgh Spotlight Blog. And of course, for my social media endeavours, you’ve already found me on Susan McNaughton Social Media Management (hello!), and can find out more by liking the Susan McNaughton Facebook Page, chatting with me on Twitter, or connecting with me on LinkedIn or even viewing some of my videos on YouTube – but if you already know how to do all of that, how else can I help 🙂 ?