Laurie’s career in tourism, the arts and culture has spanned 20+ years and includes time in charge of marketing for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, overseeing Arts, Museums, Culture & Libraries in Fife and Highland Councils. As Operations Manager at Moray Speyside Tourism Laurie was responsible for developing and delivering the Tourism BID project to its successful ballot. In 2018 Laurie received the Spirit of Speyside Ambassador Award for his work helping to boost tourism in Moray. Laurie was born in Edinburgh but has lived in Moray for almost fifteen years. When not working, Laurie enjoys running, listening to opera, cycling and messing with old SAABs.