Dunrobin Castle - ancestral home of the Clan Sutherland
Dunrobin Castle - ancestral home of the Clan Sutherland
Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe
Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe
Scotland is a great place to explore by cycle on trails and coastal paths
Scotland is a great place to explore by cycle on trails and coastal paths
Ardvreck Castle and Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland
Ardvreck Castle and Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland
The banks of Loch Lomond - Britain's largest stretch of inland water
The banks of Loch Lomond - Britain's largest stretch of inland water
Strathisla Distillery in Keith, Grampian Highlands
Strathisla Distillery in Keith, Grampian Highlands
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye
Gleneagles Golf Course
Gleneagles Golf Course
Fantastic rivers and lochs await for you to try your hand at fishing
Fantastic rivers and lochs await for you to try your hand at fishing
Scotland's rich musicial tradition
Scotland's rich musicial tradition
The Northern Isles are home to the world-famous Shetland pony
The Northern Isles are home to the world-famous Shetland pony
Ring of Brodgar in Orkney
Ring of Brodgar in Orkney
Kayaks at North Beach, Little Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Stornoway
Kayaks at North Beach, Little Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Stornoway
Dolphin pond in magnificent mountainside setting of Benmore Botanic Gardens
Dolphin pond in magnificent mountainside setting of Benmore Botanic Gardens
Piper at Castle of Mey in Thurso, Caithness
Piper at Castle of Mey in Thurso, Caithness
Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside, Aberdeen
Balmoral Castle, Royal Deeside, Aberdeen
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
Ben Nevis, Fort William
Ben Nevis, Fort William
Oban, Argyll & Bute
Oban, Argyll & Bute
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle

Management committee changes at Cruise Scotland

Andrew Hemphill, Port Director with Peel Ports - Clydeport has been appointed as Chairman of Cruise Scotland at the marketing association's Annual General Meeting in Glasgow having previously served as Vice Chairman for the past two years.

Hemphill replaces Victor Sandison of the Port of Lerwick in Shetland who served in the role over the last three years.

Sandison commented “Andrew has been extremely successful in his work in developing cruise business at Greenock for Peel Ports - Clydeport. His knowledge and experience in the cruise industry will be of great value to Cruise Scotland and I feel absolutely confident that Andrew’s passion for the industry will enable our organisation to continue to grow in stature and flourish in the years ahead".

On being elected Chairman, Mr. Hemphill thanked Sandison for his commitment, support and enthusiasm over the past three years with cruise business in Scotland reaching new highs in 2015. "I’m delighted to take on the Chair of Cruise Scotland at a time with the cruise industry in such good health with opportunities for further growth," said Hemphill. "We have a great team spirit within Cruise Scotland and I look forward to continuing to develop the organisation and working closely with our members and other stakeholders to raise the profile of Scotland as a first-class cruise destination during my time as chair."Other appointments confirmed at the Annual General Meeting included Rob Mason, Head of Cruise (Capital Cruising - Forth Ports) as Vice Chairman; and the re-appointments of Alison Downs of Holy Loch Port Ltd as Market Development Manager; Richard Alexander of European Cruise Service UK Ltd as Treasurer; and Captain Iain Dunderdale of Cruise Highlands as Secretary. Outgoing Chairman, Victor Sandison was also retained on the organisations' Management Committee in an advisory capacity.

Rob Mason, Head of Cruise (Capital Cruising - Forth Ports) said, “I am exceptionally proud to have been appointed Vice Chairman of Cruise Scotland. 2016 is set to be a very busy year, with Scotland becoming increasingly popular with cruise visitors from across the world. I look forward to working with the Management Committee and rest of our membership in our endeavours to further position Scotland as a must-visit destination.”