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

Scottish Region Meeting 29th March 2018
  • Date: 29th March 2018
  • Region: Scotland
  • Meeting: St Jude’s Laundry, Edinburgh

Join our lunch and tour of St Jude’s Laundry on 29th March at 1:30pm  

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

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

MoreJul 26, 2018 | Event - Scotland

UKHA National Events

Shared Knowledge Day 2018
  • Date: Friday 2nd March 2018, 9am-5pm
  • Region: National UKHA Event
  • Meeting: Park Plaza Westminster, London (Westminster Ballroom)

Save the 2nd March 2018 for our Shared Knowledge Day at the Park Plaza Westminster Hotel, London (Westminster Ballroom, level -3). There'll be great speakers, informative workshop sessions, trade stands, a fashion show, refreshments throughout the day and a raffle. 98% of our 2017 attendees rated the event, exhibitors, venue and food as "Excellent" or "Very Good" "A very informative day with a range of relevant speakers. I thoroughly enjoyed myself!"  "It is very hard to improve upon something that is already fabulous!" Click here to register AS AN ATTENDEE for this event

MoreMar 2, 2018 | Event - National UKHA Event
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.

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