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Article published 16/12/2021

From all of the staff at VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, we would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy festive season and all the best for 2022.

Christmas tree on The Mound in Edinburgh, lit up at night

On our LinkedIn page this week, we looked back on 2021, caught up with colleagues and partners, and looked ahead to what next year and beyond holds for the events industry in Scotland.

Here are the highlights of the VisitScotland Events Directorate's year in review.

A year in review

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events reflected on the work delivered by VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, in collaboration with a wide range of partners to support the events industry and the return of events over the last twelve months.

We have continued to work in new and unfamiliar ways this year, collaborating with a range of partners to deliver a programme of activity designed to support the restart and recovery of the sector.

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events

A Message From Paul Bush OBE, Director Of Events

EIAG Chair reflects on 2021

On Monday 13 December, we sat down with Peter Duthie, Chief Executive of Scottish Event Campus and Chair of Scotland’s Event Industry Advisory Group, to discuss his personal highlights from 2021 and hear some of his predictions for 2022.

I feel extremely proud of the partnership and collaboration that has been achieved by the group throughout the year, but mostly the sheer passion, dedication and determination to get our sector back up and running where possible.

Peter Duthie, Chief Executive of Scottish Event Campus and Chair of Scotland’s Event Industry Advisory Group

Reflections from across the sector

On Tuesday 14 December, we shared insights from our colleagues across the events industry as they shared their reflections on 2021. They discussed the challenges and opportunities that arose as well as the key learnings they will be taking forward into 2022.

It is clear from this experience that partnership working is of the utmost importance. We could not have made the event (TRNSMT) the success it was without the support of the Scottish Government officials, EventScotland and Glasgow City Council Officers plus the co-operation of all suppliers, artists and employees.

Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts and TRNSMT Festival Director