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The Visit West Lothian Team

The Visit West Lothian Board are committed to helping promote West Lothian as a Visitor Destination. They meet regularly throughout the year to work on specific projects and plan the strategic direction for West Lothian. They also benefit from the support and knowledge of a wider network of individuals who support VWL's activities in an Advisor capacity.

Geraldine Hamilton

Board Director

Geraldine is the owner of Crosswoodhill Farm Holiday Cottages near West Calder. With 4 fabulous self-catering properties, and with award success, Geraldine is known for her commitment to high standards. She is also a board member of the Association of Scottish Self Caterers (ASSC). The ASSC is committed to the principles of quality, and to promoting high and consistent standards in self-catering.

Neil Christison

Non-Executive Board Director

Neil is VisitScotland’s Regional Director for West Lothian, East Lothian, Midlothian, Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. His role involves collaborative working with tourism related stakeholders across the region, acting as the VisitScotland representative for tourism, strategically aligning with the National Tourism 2020 strategy and action plan. He has worked for VisitScotland for over 6 years; starting off his career in the Edinburgh iCentre, before becoming a Quality & Tourism Advisor, and then Regional Partnership Executive, before taking up a new role in May 2018.

Stuart Barrie

Board Director

Stuart has 20 years experience working in the media in Scotland working across brands like Capital, Xfm Scotland and Forth 1. He began his working career at NEC Semicondutors in Livingston and have has lived almost all his life in the town. Stuart is passionate telling people how much West Lothian has to offer and is a huge fan of his football team, Livingston.

Stewart Ness

Tourism & Town Centre Officer

Stewart is the liaison between Visit West Lothian and West Lothian Council. He has worked within the Economic Development service since 2012 in a variety of roles, and now leads on tourism for the area.

Cameron Spence

Board Director

Cameron Spence is a highly experienced hospitality, travel and tourism professional. Previous positions have included working with Visit West Lothian, VisitScotland, Dickins and most recently STR. During Cameron's time with STR, a CoStar Group company, he was responsible for leading EMEA Data Operations, managing performance data for over 14,000 hotels. He is now proud to take up the role of Global Hotel Practice Line Lead with American Express Global Business Travel. Working with clients across the globe to more strategically optimize travel spend and provide impactful recommendations. Cameron specializes in the hotel sector and has had his analysis published in Lodging Magazine, Hotel News Now & Hotels Magazine as well as other publications. He is a graduate of Edinburgh Napier University, where he obtained a BA in Business Management.

Steve Mills

Board Director

Steve has over thirty years’ experience running advertising and design agencies, working across many of Scotland’s and the UK’s leading companies and brands. His experience includes several arts, leisure and destination attractions including The Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Zoo and The RHS. For the last 10 years he ran his own marketing consultancy working with major Scottish businesses such as ScotRail, Scottish Water and First Group. He is a trustee of Almond Valley Heritage Centre and also involved in helping to run Linlithgow Angling Club.”

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