As part of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Scotland House Brussels, we will host our annual St Andrew’s Lecture, in honour of Scotland's patron saint on Tuesday 26 November. St Andrew's Day is a celebration of Scotland as a diverse, innovative and welcoming nation with a rich heritage, warm heart and inclusive spirit. Our lecture is an annual opportunity for us to reflect on Scotland’s place in Europe and the world.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of VisitScotland, Scotland's national tourism organisation, our lecture will be delivered by Lord Thurso, Chairman of VisitScotland - exploring how to deliver tourism sustainably following the declaration of a climate emergency.
As VisitScotland looks ahead at the next 50 years, Lord Thurso will consider the challenges and, crucially, the opportunities of working in partnership to deliver sustainable growth in a way that brings positive benefits while mitigating the negative impacts on our environment.
Lord Thurso’s appointment to his role as Chairman in 2016 followed a long career in both politics and the hospitality and tourism industry, with Lord Thurso having previously served as a Peer in the House of Lords, as a Member of Parliament and the manager of a number of prestigious hotels.
Following the lecture, we invite you to join us for a networking reception showcasing the very best of traditional Scottish cuisine and hospitality.
Please confirm your participation by Friday 22 November.