Verity Blanchard

YOYP Signature Programme Manager, VisitScotland

Verity Blanchard

YOYP Signature Programme Manager, VisitScotland

Biography

Verity joined VisitScotland’s Events Directorate in January 2017 taking the lead on the Signature Events Programme for Scotland’s next Themed Year – Year of Young People 2018. After gaining a degree in Theatre Production, Verity spent 15 years’ in operational event management including 13 years with Unique Events and Edinburgh Castle Concerts. Verity has provided expertise across a wide portfolio of events working strategically with key partners in the planning and delivery of many high profile, site-specific events. Her time at Unique was heavily involved in the operational delivery of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay as Head of Operations, working across all event departments and developing safety and contingency plans with the safety advisory group (EPOG).