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

New Management Team for Cruise Scotland in record year

The organisation successfully marketing Scottish ports to the international cruise industry has a new management team in what is proving another record-breaking season.

The appointments follow Cruise Scotland's agm and come ahead of participation at Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon later this month.

Taking over as Chair is Robert Mason, Forth Ports’ Head of Cruise for Capital Cruising in Scotland, who is succeeded as Vice Chair by John McGuigan from Aberdeen Harbour. 

Allison McGuire, Port of Cromarty Firth, has been appointed Market Development Manager, with Alison Downs, Holy Loch Port, as Secretary. Andrew Hemphill, Peel Ports, is Past Chair. Richard Alexander, European Cruise Service UK, remains Treasurer.

The new chair will lead Cruise Scotland’s representation on stand 362 at Cruise Med from 19-20 September. Robert Mason said: “With another record season for cruise ships and passengers at ports around the country nearing conclusion, we are determined to keep the momentum going in a sector which contributes almost £100 million annually to the Scottish economy.”

Established in December, 2008, Cruise Scotland’s membership includes 16 ports, two major ground handlers, and five associate members in the tourism sector.