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 28th September 2017
  • Date: 28th September 2017
  • 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 [email protected]

MoreSep 28, 2017 | Event - Scotland
Scottish Region Meeting 30th November 2017
  • Date: 30th November 2017
  • 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 [email protected]

MoreNov 30, 2017 | Event - Scotland
Scottish Region Meeting 25th January 2018
  • Date: 25th January 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 [email protected]

MoreJan 25, 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

MoreJul 26, 2018 | Event - Scotland


UKHA National Events

Annual Luncheon in London 20th October 2017
  • Date: 20th October 2017
  • Region: National
  • Meeting: The Royal Lancaster Hotel, London W2 2TY

A date for your diary, the Annual UKHA Luncheon 20th October.  

MoreOct 20, 2017 | 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 |


    Hospitality Industry Events

    International Housekeeping Week 2017
    • Date: Sept 10th -16th 2017
    • Region: National
    • Meeting: National campaign

    While International Housekeeping Week may be over for 2016, we encourage you to keep the recognition going and celebrate your Housekeeping superstars 365 days a year.  Looking forwards to next years celebrations.

    MoreSep 1, 2017 | Event - National
    AA Hospitality Awards
    • Date: 25th September 2017
    • Meeting: Grosvenor House, London

    Be part of one of the industry's most prestigious events. Attended by world-renowned chefs, prominent hoteliers and restaurateurs​, hospitality gurus and key media, and with a celebrity host and entertainment. The AA Hospitality Awards is a highlight in the industry calendar and truly is a night to remember!

    MoreSep 25, 2017 |
    Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Star Awards

      The Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Star Awards celebrate the crème da le crème of the hospitality industry, showering praise and recognition on hard-working staff members. Now in its fourth year, these are Awards with a key difference. Rather than handing out gongs to business owners, we are searching for individuals and teams who work tirelessly every day to give their guests the best possible experience.

      MoreOct 17, 2017 |