Dave grew up in West Lothian and has lived here for most of his life. With a lifetime in sales and marketing he has worked in or around the travel industry for many years. A history in travel journalism has also given him experience of how other tourism communities approach things. Dave is Director and co-founder of Dogtag, an internet-based niche-market sports travel insurer, highly focused on customer relations and membership retention. Amongst other things, Dave brings his knowledge of web marketing and competing in the murky world of the internet search engine. His wife having retired from farming, in 2016 she and Dave launched a self-catering holiday log cabin which is already showing good results and they now have ambitions to expand the operation.