The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has restructured the senior team tasked with delivering its flagship event, the Royal Highland Show (RHS).
Mark Currie, RHASS Operations Director will be responsible for the overall delivery of RHS with David Tennant, Competitions Manager, leading on all competitions including livestock, Scottish Dairy Championships, poultry and Technical Innovation.
Mr Currie worked at DF Concerts, organising major events such as T In The Park before joining RHASS in 2016.
In the last four years he has successfully delivered large scale events at the Royal Highland Centre including Little Mix, Terminal V and the record-breaking 2019 Royal Highland Show.
He will continue to oversee the development of the 120 acre Ingliston site including the completion of the new £5 million events space in 2020.
Mr Tennant has been a permanent member of the RHS Livestock Team since 2015 having worked on a temporary contract to cover the Show period since 2010. He took charge of delivering the competition element of the event in 2019 which including planning and overseeing over 900 competitions.
Commenting on the new structure, RHASS Chief Executive Alan Laidlaw said: “We are confident that the new structure will deliver what is the most important showcase for Scottish agriculture. Both Mark and David have demonstrated to RHASS directors that they have the vision and the expertise to drive forward this world-class event and have already got record-breaking shows under their belt.”
The changes have been announced ahead of a regional tour around Scotland where RHASS directors and officials will meet members and update them on the charity’s activities. The roadshow will take in ten venues during October and November. To register visit www.rhass.org.uk/news