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Appointments made to Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland

18/07/2001

Three appointments have been made to the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland by Her Majesty the Queen, on the advice of the First Minister, Henry McLeish.

The Commission, established in 1927, is required by Royal Warrant to enquire into and report on questions of public amenity or artistic importance relating to Scotland and seeks to influence, through impartial advice, building design standards.

The two new professional members are; Karen Anderson of Anderson Christie Architects, based in Paisley and Glasgow, and Paul Stallan, Design Director of RMJM Scotland Ltd Glasgow office. The new lay member is Margaret Hickish, an access consultant with the Happold Trust based in Glasgow.

The three have been appointed for an initial period of four years from April 2001 and replace Kathleen Dalyell, William Cadell and Professor Gordon Benson.

Andrew Wright, a partner in Law & Dunbar-Naismith, Architects, Forres, whose original term of office expired on 31 March this year, has been re-appointed for a further four year term.

BACKGROUND

1. The Commission is required to call the attention of any of the Departments of State or of the appropriate quasi-public bodies to any project or development which, in the opinion of the Commissioners, may appear to affect amenities of a national or public nature.

2. As well as examining large proposed developments such as town centre commercial developments, power stations, roads and bridges, The Commission considers smaller schemes in environmentally sensitive locations where quality of design may be an important consideration.

3. Other members of the Commission as at April 2001 are: - The Rt. Hon The Lord Cameron of Lochbroom (Chairman), David Page, Barbara Rae, Robert Maund, Mark Turnbull, Jill Malvenan, Morris Murray and Richard Russell.

News Release: SE1710/2001
18 Jul 2001