Rothesay Pavilion charity appoints first paid employee

Rothesay Pavilion will close in September 2015 for major refurbishment work, due to start in January 2016 and lasting for 18 months.
Rothesay Pavilion will close in September 2015 for major refurbishment work, due to start in January 2016 and lasting for 18 months.

The charity which will take over the running of Rothesay Pavilion after the building’s refurbishment is completed has appointed its first paid member of staff.

Stuart Thomas will start work next month as the Pavilion Development Manager, a post funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Mr Thomas’s CV includes spells working for the Edinburgh International Film Festival, for Creative Scotland and for the British Council, while he also oversaw the creation of the Scottish Music Industry Association.

“I’m delighted to be joining the team,” he said, “and look forward to putting the plans into action and working with the local community to create a great facility for the future.”

* For more on Mr Thomas’s work, and the latest news on the Pavilion project as a whole, see the latest column by Nick Merriman, chair of the Rothesay Pavilion Charity, in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, November 27.