Scotland's tourism agency, visitscotland, this week issued a statement of regret over the appointment and rapid departure of Rod Lynch as its chief executive. It withdrew Lynch's £145,000-a-year job offer days after it was announced, after it emerged that he also planned to work for three days a month as chairman and chief executive of another firm, Essex air cargo company Global Supply Solutions.
The statement read: "The board of visitscotland regrets the problems that have occurred and is determined to learn the lessons and move on to a more productive and exciting future."
In an effort to leave its troubled past behind, visitscotland has launched its biggest short-breaks campaign, at a cost of £2.3m. It is expected to attract some 60,000 Scots to holiday at home.