Scottish region

Scotland

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

Email: Scotland@ukha.co.uk

KatrinaKatrina Pascazio

UKHA Committee

Operations Manager, Carrick Lodges at Cameron House

Email: kpascazio@cameronlodges.co.uk

EileenEileen McDonald

UKHA Committee

Account Executive Paragon Products

Email: Eileen@paragongroup.co.uk

Heather RotaryHeather Rothery

UKHA Secretary & Treasurer

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

Email: ScotEvents@ukha.co.uk

Derek LaingDerek Laing

UKHA Committee

Area Sales Manager, Mattison Contract Beds

Email: dlaing@mansion-mattison.co.uk

Barbara BoydBarbara Boyd

UKHA Committeee

Head Housekeeper Balgair Castle Holiday Park

Email: barbaraboyd6@yahoo.co.uk


Scottish Events

Scottish Region Meeting 23rd November 2017
  • Date: 23rd November 2017
  • Region: Scotland
  • Meeting: Doubletree by Hilton - Queensferry Crossing

Join us on Thurs 23rd Nov at 6pm at the Doubletree by Hilton - Queensferry Crossing . Our speaker is going to be Elyse Kirkham from Toilet Twinning.

MoreNov 23, 2017 | Event - Scotland
Scottish Region Meeting 2nd February 2018
  • Date: 1st February 2018
  • Region: Scotland
  • Meeting: Glasgow

Glasgow. A date for your diaries. Venue and Speaker are TBC. If you would like to host, sponsor or speak at a meeting please contact Jo Wilby on scotland@ukha.co.uk

MoreFeb 1, 2018 | Event - Scotland
Scottish Region Meeting 29th March 2018
  • Date: 29th March 2018
  • Region: Scotland
  • Meeting: Edinburgh

Edinburgh. A date for your diaries. Venue and Speaker are TBC. If you would like to host, sponsor or speak at a meeting please contact Jo Wilby on scotland@ukha.co.uk

MoreMar 29, 2018 | Event - Scotland
Scottish Region Meeting 24th May 2018
  • Date: 24th May 2018
  • Region: Scotland
  • Meeting: Central

Central. A date for your diaries. Venue and Speaker are TBC. If you would like to host, sponsor or speak at a meeting please contact Jo Wilby on scotland@ukha.co.uk

MoreMay 24, 2018 | Event - Scotland
Scottish Region Meeting 26th July 2018
  • Date: 26th July 2018
  • Region: Scotland
  • Meeting: Glasgow

Glasgow. A date for your diaries. Venue and Speaker are TBC. If you would like to host, sponsor or speak at a meeting please contact Jo Wilby on scotland@ukha.co.uk.

MoreJul 26, 2018 | Event - Scotland


UKHA National Events

London Winter Ball
  • Date: Saturday December 9th 2017
  • Region: London and SE - all members welcome!
  • Meeting: The Landmark, London NW1 6JQ

One we all look forward to, the London Annual Winter Ball! Feeling Christmassy already! Book now to secure your places for this prestigious and well attended event. NB: Places will be strictly limited.  

MoreDec 9, 2017 | Event - London and SE - all members welcome!


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 |


    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
    Hotel Cateys Awards
    • Date: Awards night 24th November 2017
    • Region: National Industry Event
    • Meeting: Park Plaza Westminster

    Nominations for the 2017 Hotel Cateys Awards are now open, spread the word! 

    MoreNov 24, 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 2017, 10th-16th 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