LAS held their first AGM yesterday (9 November 2016) at Saltire Society under their new constitution as a SCIO, which marked the end of Dr Ann Matheson’s term as LAS Chair.
The meeting was well attended by members and the board who made a special presentation to Ann for her dedication to Scotland’s literature and languages and her incredibly hard work and inimitable leadership in overseeing the transition of the organisation into Literature Alliance Scotland.
In addition, yesterday marked LAS Administrator Catherine Allan’s last board and members’ meeting as she is due to leave the organisation in December 2016. Catherine, who has worked tirelessly to keep the organisation running smoothly from its inception, also received a presentation to thank her for her important contribution.
LAS is in the process of seeking a new Chair and more information will follow in due course.
Meanwhile, the role of administration will be handed over to Communications Officer Jenny Kumar from January 2017.