Blair Barrows

Panmure House, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University

As Programme Executive for Panmure's community engagement strands, Blair is primarily focused on delivering the Fringe Festival at Panmure, the Lights of Caledonia lecture series, articles for Panmure House Perspectives, and Society of Panmure House stewardship.

Raised in North Norfolk, Blair studied Politics, Philosophy and Sociology at the University of East Anglia before embarking on a career in events and event management. The founder and director of his own events company for over seven years, he then returned to academia to read the MSc in International and Festival Management at Edinburgh Napier University. He has since held several roles within Edinburgh Festival organisations and charities across venue management, staff management and project delivery, and holds professional project management qualifications.

Blair has happily called Edinburgh home for over 12 years and can be found in his spare time out for walks with the family dog at Portobello beach, listening to podcasts or reading.