David Weir leaves his role as Dovecot's Director after 17 years

30 August 2017

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David Weir leaves his role as Dovecot's Director after 17 years

This week at Dovecot, the team are coming together to wish David Weir well, as he leaves his role as Director after 17 years at the helm.

David Weir says; “After 17 years of developing Dovecot to the place it occupies today, it feels the right moment to hand over the reins to a new director to help bring Dovecot into the next phase of its history. It has been an exciting journey since 2000 to work with founder funders Alastair and Elizabeth Salvesen and The Dovecot Foundation to save and revitalise this very special tapestry studio and to position Dovecot in the national and international cultural landscape. I feel privileged to have been able to work with a team of extremely talented colleagues to develop the role of Dovecot as a centre for contemporary tapestry working with leading artists and as a gallery space in which the highest quality exhibitions celebrating craft and making have been able to flourish. Dovecot is very fortunate to have enjoyed the continued philanthropic commitment of The Dovecot Foundation and to have benefited most recently from Creative Scotland’s regular funding. I am delighted at Celia Joicey’s appointment and look forward to following Dovecot’s progress as it enters its next stage of development under her leadership”.

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