Scottish Civic Trust Chair: Colin McLean

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Scottish Civic Trust Chair: Colin McLean

Scottish Appointment – Heritage and Architecture in Scotland

3 + 2 Aug 2016

New Chair for Scottish Civic Trust

Scottish Civic Trust announces Colin McLean as its new Chair

2nd of August 2016 – The Scottish Civic Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Colin McLean as its new Chair.

Scottish Civic Trust Chair Colin McLean

Colin McLean was Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland for 16 years, and before that Director of the Scottish Mining Museum and Director of Communications for the Scottish Museums Council. He will take up the position of Chair on 1st September when the current Chair, Alistair Scott, steps down.

Colin has a BSc in Architectural History and Business Studies from the University of Edinburgh and a Postgraduate Diploma in Town Planning from Heriot Watt University. He established Colin McLean Photography in 2015, specialising in heritage and architectural photography, and holds a Licentiate Distinction from the Royal Photographic Society.

Current Chair, Alistair Scott said: “Colin brings a breadth of experience from the historic environment, architecture and third sectors. His passion for buildings, heritage and photography will all be of enormous benefit to the Trust as we move forward with our new strategic development plan.”

Colin McLean said: “I am honoured to have the opportunity to join the Trust at this time when our environment and our towns are enjoying renewed interest and support but face new threats and challenges. I want to pay tribute to Alastair Scott’s inspired leadership of the Trust in recent years and I look forward to working with the Trustees, staff and our many partners to develop our existing programme and seek new opportunities to promote civic pride.”

Scottish Civic Trust

Over the last 50 years the Scottish Civic Trust has played a crucial role in promoting civic pride and citizenship amongst Scotland’s communities, young and old. We are proud to act as the national body for the civic movement in Scotland working in partnership with a network of people, communities and groups to understand, care for and improve their local environment for the wellbeing of all.

We co-ordinate several high-profile national projects, including the Civic Pride Campaign, Doors Open Days, My Place Awards, My Place Photography Competition and the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards encouraging greater awareness of the architecture and places that make Scotland so special and celebrating the role of local voluntary groups and volunteers in recording, promoting and caring for cities, towns and villages.

The Trust also provides heritage consultancy services to local authorities, comments on planning applications, responds to policy consultations and works with a wide range of stakeholders in the public, private and third sectors.

Director, The Scottish Civic Trust
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42 Miller Street, Glasgow G1 1DT
Tel: 0141 221 1466
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Working together for Scotland’s buildings and places The Scottish Civic Trust is a registered Scottish charity No: SC012569.

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