New boss for Abbotsford

Giles Ingram
Giles Ingram

Tourism expert Giles Ingram has been announced as the new chief executive of The Abbotsford Trust which looks after Sir Walter Scott’s historic former home near Melrose.

Mr Ingram, 46, has extensive experience in the field of tourism and culture, having worked in Europe and England.

In 2006 he moved to Northumberland where he set up the county’s first tourist board, still operating as Northumberland Tourism.

Mr Ingram joins Abbotsford from Experience Oxfordshire, where he was chief executive of the county’s tourism and cultural development agency.

Mr Ingram said he was delighted to be returning to the borders region and joining the team at Abbotsford.

“It will be an incredible privilege to have a role in looking after and welcoming so many people to as fascinating, beautiful and iconic a home as Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford.”