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New management team for Cruise Scotland

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Robert Mason, new chair of Cruise Scotland
The organisation marketing Scottish ports to the international cruise industry has a new management team in what is proving another record-breaking season.  

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.

New chair leads Cruise Scotland's representation at Seatrade Cruise Med

The appointments follow Cruise Scotland's agm and the new chair will lead Cruise Scotland’s representation on stand 362 at Seatrade Cruise Med taking place in Lisbon from September 19-20.

Record breaking season

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 £100m 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.

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