Council reports 2015

Council Meeting, 11 December 2015

New Society premises

The move from the Society’s former Victorian townhouse offices to modern premises earlier this month was marked with a tribute to staff who worked on the project.

The President, Christine McLintock, welcomed Council members to the inaugural meeting at Atria One in Edinburgh’s Morrison Street.

She added that the Relocation Board, the move team, the facilities team, the IT Team, the architectural team, the design team, the tradesmen involved, the removal team, the catering team and the cleaning team had all worked particularly hard to ensure the move was a success.

Council members showed their appreciation to those involved in the move.

The move was previously described by Chief Executive Lorna Jack as the “end of an era”.

However, she added that the new premises would provide better facilities for members and others who rely on the Society’s services, including those who volunteer their time in delivering regulatory and representative functions.

Presidential elections

The Society’s president for 2016/17, Eilidh Wiseman, said she was thrilled to be elected to the position.

The presidential election results were announced at today’s Council meeting.

Eilidh added that it would be a tremendous honour and privilege to become president next year.

She said the work of the Society was detailed, complex and interesting, adding that she believed the Society was well placed to face the future with confidence given the adoption of an ambitious strategy for the next five years.

Graham Matthews, was elected by as next year’s vice president, said he was looking forward to working with all the teams at the Society on the new strategy in the excellent new working environment at Atria One.

The new office bearers will take up their posts in May 2016.