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Appointment extensions to the Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland

18 June 2007

Two members of the Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland have received extensions to their terms of office.

The members are:

Neil Galbraith OBE, an education systems consultant and policy advisor.  Mr Galbraith is currently a Director of the Scottish Coastal Archaeology and Problem of Erosion Trust and Director and Chairman of the Lewis and Harris Building Preservation Trust.  He does not hold any other Ministerial appointments.

Eleanor McAllister is Managing Director of Clydebank Re-Built Ltd, an urban regeneration company and has worked for over 20 years in the west of Scotland developing and implementing regeneration projects.  Ms McAllister is a Non Executive Director of Architecture and Design Scotland and Chair of the Research Committee.

The extensions will be for 3 months and will run from 01 June 2007 to 31 August 2007.

The posts are part-time and are not remunerated.

The Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland came into being on 1 June 2003. It was established by Scottish Ministers as a new advisory Non Departmental Public Body to provide independent strategic advice on issues affecting the historic environment, including structures; places of historical; archaeological and architectural interest.

These extensions were made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland’s Code of Practice.

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.  However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if there is any to be declared) to be made public.  Within the last five years Eleanor McAllister has canvassed on behalf of and made a recordable donation to the Scottish Labour party.  Neil Galbraith declared no political activity within the last five years.

Notes for editors

  • Historic Scotland is responsible for keeping and updating the nation’s list of buildings, structures and sites that warrant legal protection due to their archaeological, architectural or historic significance. Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Executive and is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers.

For further information

Lesley Brown
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8603 or 07788 923873