As 2018 draws to a close, there is much to reflect on and celebrate and during Scotland’s Year of Young People, we were especially delighted to support projects lead by a range of young people. So from The Happenstance in Venice to the opening of this year’s Education Building Scotland Conference in Edinburgh, our work gave a voice to the energy and creativity of hundreds of Scotland’s young people.
In 2018 we continued to offer advice on publicly funded developments, infrastructure projects and the development of homes. We supported communities to engage with their places and we built a network of organisations looking at the potential of town centre living to create caring places. We made our materials library more accessible by launching an online version. We supported opportunities for professionals in the built environment to develop skills and learn from each other.
All of this was done to make Scotland’s built environment a better place for the people who use it. None of it would have happened without the passion and commitment of the staff and Board at A&DS and all our wonderful partners. This year saw significant changes to our board; after eight years we said goodbye to Karen Anderson as Chair of A&DS and welcomed Ann Allen as our new Chair in October. We were also joined by three new board members, and we are currently recruiting a further four posts for the Board so maybe you would like to join us in 2019?
As we look forward to 2019, I’d like to thank you for your support over the last 12 months and wish you all the very best for the festive season and the year ahead!
Jim MacDonald, Chief Executive
PS - In this newsletter we've included links to some of our most popular web content from 2018.