A SCOT who organises expeditions to the land of Ghengis Khan has now become the Mongolian Government's man in Scotland.

Adventure race organiser David Scott has been named as honorary consul for the Asian country and will represent their interests in Scotland.

Mr Scott, of Newton Mearns, has been organising treks in the Gobi desert and other parts of Mongolia through his company Sandbaggers for the past 10 years and has built up a substantial list of contacts in the country.

He has also helped to raise thousands for the Yamaa Trust, a Mongolian charity which works to alleviate poverty in the country.

The adventurer will now help provide any Mongolians who travel to Scotland with advice and will help establish trade links between the two countries.

The 38-year-old said: “I was asked by the Mongolian foreign service if I would do this, and it’s a real honour to be selected. I’ll work with the Mongolian Embassy in London to provide whatever help I can.”