When the RHASS opportunity came along, Hutt was spending most of his time on planes and trains away from home (he has a wife, a young family and three dogs) and wanted to be closer to home.
RHASS is already investing just over PS4m over the next three years in showground improvements.
For the RHASS
, Gareth Baird, convener of the Food from Scotland Committee, said: "We are delighted to be strengthening our connection with the food and drink industry.
The RHASS were clients of Edinburgh law firm Tods Murray, where McLetchie was a pounds 30,000-per-year partner.
McLetchie, MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, quit the firm in February this year after the Daily Record revealed the link with the RHASS.
The directors of the RHASS
are celebrating the fact that Quality Hotel has been voted Hotel of the Year at the Choice European Annual Convention.