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Dalkeith Country Park welcomes new Commercial Director

Dalkeith Country Park welcomes new Commercial Director

30th October, 2017

Dalkeith Country Park has today announced the appointment of a new Commercial Director.

Remko Plooij, a seasoned operations manager, joins the team following two years as Director of Operations for Edinburgh Leisure.

With more than 15 years’ experience working for visitor attractions in the UK and overseas, Remko has held roles with household names including Center Parcs and the National Trust.

Remko, originally from Holland, is charged with the Park’s operations – creating the best possible experience for visitors from Edinburgh, Midlothian and further afield – as well as planning any future developments.

His appointment follows the submission of a planning application to expand Fort Douglas children’s playground as part of a £300,000 investment; and comes just months after the Park’s retail and wellbeing destination, Restoration Yard, celebrated its first anniversary.
Dalkeith Country Park’s Commercial Director, Remko Plooij, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be taking up this new role at Dalkeith Country Park. I am impressed with the quality of the Park and everything it has to offer – including Fort Douglas, Restoration Yard and the many activities scheduled throughout the year.

“I’m looking forward to combining my experience in managing historic venues and high-volume visitor attractions – and working with the wonderful team here – to make Dalkeith Country Park the area’s premier visitor attraction.

“The planned expansion of Fort Douglas is just the start from my point of view. I have a lot of ideas that I am keen to put into practice, and I am eager to get started.”