Rural charity role for Tiso boss
The head of major outdoor equipment company Tiso has been named as an ambassador for a Perthshire charity.
Chris Tiso will represent Blairgowrie-based Countryside Learning Scotland (CLS).
The appointment underlines his commitment to supporting individuals and organisations that share his interest in the great outdoors.
CLS works with local authorities, teachers, outdoor learning professionals and rural industry representative to give students and community groups the opportunity to learn about Scotland’s rural economy.
This includes facilitating talks with rural industry professionals such as farmers, gamekeepers and foresters to arranging ‘countryside visits’ to working farms, estates and rural businesses.
Mr Tiso, who is also honorary president of Scouts Scotland, said: “I feel very proud to be asked by Countryside Learning Scotland to be its first ambassador and to help further raise awareness of its work in giving young people hands-on learning, training and employment opportunities in the areas of land-use and rural industry.”
Ian Robertson of CLS said: “As the head of Scotland’s leading outdoor retailer, Chris is widely recognised in Scotland’s business and outdoor community. He shares our passion for giving young people every chance to develop their appreciation, knowledge and skills in rural-based activities.”