Business Quarterly is a new magazine for the Business Community in Scotland. As it reeks of style and high-quality production values, when they asked me to take part in a debate on the future of Scottish Tourism, I was obviously interested. The Editor, Kenny Kemp is a well known face in Scottish journalism and as he’s been involved in a lot of innovative projects, I was looking forward to the night in question.
The debate took place in Malmaison Leith and as you’ll see below, a great cross section of Scottish Business was invited. If you click here you’ll be able to read the article in full but basically, far from being a doom and gloom session, blaming everything from Volcanic Dust to The Scottish Weather, there was a lot to take from the evening. Of course, we’d have been daft to ignore a lot of the obvious factors and as I was sitting opposite both Barbara Clark (who heads-up Communications at VisitScotland) and the Chairman, Mike Cantlay, it was a chance to get a true insight, without letting them slip away, having delivered the usual soundbites.
All in all, I think this was an excellent introduction to a good magazine and I’m hopefully going to be meeting up with them and assisting them in some way in the future. I’ve attached all the wee vox pop style images and as it was ‘atmospheric lighting’ as we sat down to dinner, they’re not hugely sharp. However, I think they capture the essence of a very animated, fun and I think, progressive meeting of minds. Basically, it was a bit of a who’s who of Business in Scotland and I made some very valuable contacts.
So, Barbara Clark and Dr Mike Cantlay Chairman VisitScotland as well as the heads of Edinburgh Airport, SECC Glasgow, Barclays Wealth, Johnston Carmichael, Biggart Baillie, Bluegrange, Morton Fraser, Deloitte, Lloyds Banking Group and The Scottish Tourism Forum…It was great to meet you all!