Stephen Montgomery joined the army at the age of 16 as a boy soldier and served in GB, Germany, Northern Ireland and was on the front line during the first Gulf War of 1990/91. On leaving the Army he worked for a short spell at his father’s hotel, then took up road haulage and started his own business in January 2004. He then got more involved with the Licensed Trade in 2010 when he bought the Townhead Hotel in Lockerbie and later he took on the lease of the Bruce Arms in Lochmaben. Stephen is now concentrating on his main business, the Townhead Hotel. He is Vice President of Dumfriesshire LVA and Senior Vice President of the South West Scotland Licensed Trade Association.