Glasgow solicitor David Kaye has been appointed Honorary Consul of Latvia in Glasgow – the first in the city since 1958.

A partner in Harper Macleod and an expert in franchising, Mr Kaye has visited the country on a number of occasions. As Honorary Consul he will represent the interests of Latvians in the district and strengthen the partnership between Latvia and Glasgow in culture, tourism and business.

Latvia’s first honorary consulate in the city was opened in 1922, but Mr Kaye is the first person to hold the position since Latvia regained independence in 1991.

He commented: "I am really honoured to have been selected for this prestigious appointment and really enthusiastic about the role and the opportunity that I have to represent and promote the Latvian population in Glasgow. I have been to Latvia on several occasions now and have been really impressed by the warmth of the welcome that has been extended to me on each occasion."

There are direct flights from Glasgow Airport to Riga, Latvia. The country will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its original declaration of independence in 2018.