Housing Regulator pays tribute to its former chair

20 March 2018

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has named its new Boardroom in tribute to Kay Blair, its former chair who passed away in February.

The Regulator’s Board holds its first meeting in its new office today. George Walker, chair, marked the occasion by saying: “Naming our new boardroom in tribute to Kay is a mark of respect and affection. Everyone at SHR, and many beyond, miss Kay. Her commitment and strength serve as a strong legacy."

The Regulator moved to its new permanent office last week. Its new space is in Buchanan House, north of Glasgow city centre. The Regulator has been in decant space in this building for the last 18 months. The new office provides a flexible, modern working environment and delivers budget savings.

Notes to editors: 

1.The Scottish Housing Regulator was established on 1 April 2011 under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010. Its objective is to safeguard and promote the interests of tenants and others who use local authority and RSL housing services. The Regulator operates independently of Scottish Ministers and is accountable directly to the Scottish Parliament. It assumed its full regulatory responsibilities on 1 April 2012. The Regulator consists of the Chair and seven Board members. More information about the Regulator can be found on its website at www.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk

2.SHR regulates around 160 registered social landlords and the housing activities of 32 local authorities.

3.SHR sets out how it regulates social landlords in its published framework – Regulation of Social Housing in Scotland. https://www.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/news/kay-blair

Contact:

Tracy Davren
Communications Manager
0141 242 5574

Tracy.Davren@scottishhousingregulator.gsi.gov.uk