Douglas Hutchison was appointed Director of Educational Services in South Ayrshire in August 2014 having been Head of Education with the Council since June 2013. For the five years prior to returning to the Council, Douglas was an Inspector with Education Scotland. Before the brief interlude with Education Scotland, Douglas was Principal Educational Psychologist in South Ayrshire, previously having been a behaviour support teacher in the same area. Douglas trained originally as a teacher of RME and worked in various schools before taking up a post as a teacher in a residential school for young people with social, emotional and behavioural needs. Apart from his family, Douglas’ other love which he returned to recently is playing bass trombone with Kilmarnock Concert Brass.