Scotland - UK Housekeepers Association

Scottish region


There has been a Scottish Region of the UKHA since 1989. The committee and regional members in Scotland are committed to improving the professional standing of housekeepers and to the promoting of housekeeping as a career. Jo Wilby, our current Chairperson, studied at the University of Huddersfield and graduated with a HND in Hotel Management. Her career started as a room attendant in Carlisle and progressed whilst working in various hotels across the UK and Europe. Jo is currently Deputy Head Housekeeper, iconic 5* Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh. 

We hold our meetings monthly between September and June, visiting member’s hotels and workplaces right across the region. The meetings are an ideal opportunity for housekeepers to network with each other, and also with associate regional and national suppliers. We have hosted the summer ball on several occasions giving other regions the chance to come and sample true Scottish hospitality.

Jo WilbyJo Wilby

UKHA Chairperson and Deputy National Chair

Deputy Head Housekeeper, iconic 5* Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh


KatrinaKatrina Pascazio

UKHA Committee

Operations Manager, Carrick Lodges at Cameron House


EileenEileen McDonald

UKHA Committee

Account Executive Paragon Products


Heather RotaryHeather Rothery

UKHA Secretary & Treasurer

Head Housekeeper, Rufflets Hotel, St Andrews. AA Scottish Hotel of the Year 2015/16


Derek LaingDerek Laing

UKHA Committee

Area Sales Manager, Mattison Contract Beds


Barbara BoydBarbara Boyd

UKHA Committeee

Head Housekeeper Balgair Castle Holiday Park


Scottish Events

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UKHA National Events

National Summer Ball 2018
  • Date: 6th July 2018
  • Region: National
  • Meeting: Edinburgh, Scotland

In 2018 the Scottish Region of the UK Housekeepers Association has the honour of hosting the National Summer Ball at The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh on Friday 6th July. The evening will encompass true Scottish hospitality through food, drink, live band and entertainment.

MoreJul 6, 2018 | Event - National

Scottish News

Scotland Meeting Review

    We would like to thank everyone who came along to our last two meetings, I think that you will agree that you couldn’t have asked for two better locations!

    MoreJul 17, 2017 |
    Scotland February Meeting Review

      Our post Christmas dinner was held at Hotel Indigo Glasgow on the 1st of February. 

      MoreFeb 15, 2018 |

      Hospitality Industry Events

      Springboard’s Awards for Excellence 2017
      • Date: Awards night 16th November 2017
      • Region: National Industry Event
      • Meeting: Venue: Novotel London West

      Call for Entries - Now Open! Now in their 15th year, the Springboard Awards for Excellence will take place on 16th November 2017 at Novotel London West.

      MoreNov 16, 2017 | Event - National Industry Event
      International Housekeeping Week - 2nd week in September
      • Date: Second Week In September - annual
      • Region: National
      • Meeting: National campaign

      International Housekeeping Week every September. Whilst we encourage you to keep the recognition going and celebrate your Housekeeping superstars 365 days a year, this special week is a great excuse to focus on your team and reward them for doing an excellent job!

      MoreSep 1, 2018 | Event - National
      London Hospitality Festival 2018
      • Date: 9th September 2018
      • Meeting: West London, King's House Sports Ground, Chiswick

      Join the hospitality industry's favourite sporting event. All day live music from Jam sandwich, HACCC Football tournament, 5k Colour run, Softball tournament

      MoreSep 9, 2018 |