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

Scotland Chairperson

Deputy Head Housekeeper at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh


KatrinaKatrina Pascazio

Deputy Chair

Operations Manager at the Cameron House


Kay-MacMillanKay MacMillan

General Responsibilities

Head Housekeeper at The Salutation Hotel


Heather RotaryHeather Rothery


Head Housekeeper at the Rufflets Hotel, St Andrews


Rep NameSarah Homewood


Business Development Consultant at St Jude’s Laundry


Louise Moffat

General Responsibilities

Housekeeping Manager at the Fountain Court Apartments


Scottish Events

Scottish Region Meeting 22nd November 2018
  • Date: 22nd November 2018
  • Region: Scotland
  • Meeting: Doubletree by Hilton - Glasgow

Join us on Thursday 22nd November at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 36 Cambridge St. Glasgow, G2 3HN. Please arrive for 6pm.

MoreNov 22, 2018 | Event - Scotland
Scottish Region Meeting 17 January 2019
  • Date: 17 January 2019
  • Region: Scotland
  • Meeting: TBC

Venue & Sponsors to be confirmed.

MoreJan 17, 2019 | Event - Scotland
Scotland February Meeting 21 March 2019
  • Date: 21 March 2019
  • Region: Scotland
  • Meeting: TBC

Venue & Sponsors to be confirmed.

MoreMar 21, 2019 | Event - Scotland
Scottish Region Meeting 23 May 2019
  • Date: 23 May 2019
  • Region: Scotland
  • Meeting: TBC

Venue & Sponsors to be confirmed.

MoreMay 23, 2019 | Event - Scotland

UKHA National Events

The Winter Ball 2018/19
  • Date: Saturday 26th January 2019
  • Region: London and SE
  • Meeting: Park Plaza London Riverbank, London

Join us in London for our annual UKHA Winter Ball on 26th January 2019. All UKHA members and their guests are invited to join us in the heart of London for the highlight of our social calendar. 

MoreJan 26, 2019 | Event - London and SE
Shared Knowledge Day 2019
  • Date: Friday 29th March 2019, 9am-5.30pm
  • Region: National Event, hosted by London & SE
  • Meeting: Park Plaza Westminster, London (Westminster Ballroom)

Save the 29th March 2019 for our Shared Knowledge Day at the Park Plaza Westminster Hotel, London (Westminster Ballroom, level -3). There will be great speakers, informative workshop sessions, trade stands, a fashion show, refreshments throughout the day and a raffle. Early Bird Price for a stand £625, if booked and paid in full by 31st December 2018. The price from the 1st January will be £700. Email Sebastian at to pre-book.

MoreMar 29, 2019 | Event - National Event, hosted by London & SE

Scottish News

Scotland May Review 2018

    We were delighted to be welcomed back to the Salutation Hotel by GM Gordon Patterson and Head Housekeeper Kay MacMillan.

    MoreMay 17, 2018 |
    Scotland March Review – St Judes Laundry, Edinburgh 

      We were welcomed to St Jude's Laundry by Ian Grieve the Chief Executive of Forth Care and Sarah Homewood. 

      MoreMar 30, 2018 |
      Scotland February Meeting Review

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

        MoreFeb 15, 2018 |
        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 |

          Hospitality Industry Events

          International Housekeeping Week - 2nd week in September
          • Date: Second Week In September - annual event
          • Region: National
          • Meeting: National campaign

          International Housekeeping Week is the second week in September, 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, 2019 | Event - National