The former project director of The Ryder Cup when it was last hosted in Scotland was announced today as the new Head of EventScotland

Robbie Clyde is currently Regional Director in Southern Europe for Scottish Development International, based in Paris, overseeing Scotland’s investment and export strategy against the Government’s key sectors.

He will join the organisation, based at Ocean Point in Edinburgh, on April 9 after a recruitment process began in November following the departure of Stuart Turner, who left to take up a new post in New Zealand; the position was advertised on a salary scale of £62,904 to £72,350.

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events, said: “I’d like to congratulate Robbie on his appointment as the new Head of EventScotland. He brings a wealth of major events and tourism experience and, having worked with Robbie previously to deliver the Ryder Cup 2014, I know he will be a valuable addition not only to EventScotland but to the whole Scottish events industry.”

Robbie said: “I’m delighted to be taking up the position of Head of EventScotland. My time working with the organisation to deliver the Ryder Cup 2014 was a career highlight so I am looking forward to returning to take up this new challenge across the broader spectrum in international sporting and cultural events, and continue the great work being done by the organisation to make Scotland the perfect stage for events.”