Meet the #ScotlandHour Team

Founded by Dougie Baird in 2011, #Scotlandhour started as fun way to tell fellow travellers all about Scotland. It’s now grown to a great way to promote tourism in and around Scotland. Team member Susan McNaughton left in 2015 to pursue other activities and new team members Glen Moyer and Vivian Maeda joined in June 2016.  All are and have been very active in supporting and pushing #Scotlandhour. The team below have significant experience and knowledge in tourism. In no particular order:

Dougie Baird
Dougie Baird
Founder of #Scotlandhour. Owner of Westend walks of Glasgow. Glasgow`s Tripbod. Travelled the world for over 30 years. Chairman of Glasgow Famous Gallon club (pub crawls around Europe). Find Dougie on Twitter on the Great Travel Images website.
Fiona Drane
Fiona Drane
20 years experience in marketing and tourism. My goal is to make a difference to rural businesses by working with them on their marketing and customer service so that they are the best they can be. Excellent customer service and marketing go hand in hand in making a business successful keeping the customer at all times at the centre of activity. Find Fiona on Twitter or on the Bright Light Marketing website.
Mark Calpin
Mark Calpin
Experienced Hotel Manager with a keen interest in social media and other tools which can improve the work I SHOULD be doing. Happy to work to promote my area, Lanarkshire, or Scotland as a whole, hence involvement with #ScotlandHour.
Sometime blogger at http://markcalpin.wordpress.com/ or more likely on Twitter @markcalpin
Vivian Maeda
Vivian Maeda
Arrived in Scotland initially just for 6 months, but fell in love with Scotland and has been calling it her second home since 2001. Over 14 years experience in events management and hospitality industry. 7 years experience in accessible and environmentally friendly events. Passion for sustainable and responsible businesses. Currently Food for Thought Programme Manager at BITC Scotland – promoting careers in food and drink and exploring the wealth of Scottish larder, promoting better food education in Scotland.
Colin and Linda (aka @amberparkcouple)
Colin and Linda (aka @amberparkcouple)
Colin and Linda are both professional individuals and have day jobs. Colin is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Linda is an Administration Manager.

They enjoy ‘staycations’ in Scotland and the rest of the UK and trips all over the world. They also enjoy dining out, gourmet food, wildlife and the nicer things in life and are available for place, brand and product reviews and mystery client assignments, so feel free to get in touch direct to discuss working with them.

They work very hard throughout the year and enjoy being able to still experience new cultures, meet new people as well as enjoying the amazing scenery and cuisine the world has to offer – including of course at home in Scotland.