Achievements

SMSDN meeting at the Scottish Parliament

SMSDN meeting at the Scottish Parliament

Our achievements:

  • Adopting a constitution that most Scottish local authorities are supporting.
  • Approving a business plan to focus our direction.
  • Providing a support network for members’ services staff.
  • Offering an arena for debate on new legislation and the implications of change.
  • Delivering seminars for Elected Members and their support staff.
  • Developing a nationally recognised professional qualification for members’ services staff in conjunction with West Lothian College.
  • Being a sounding board for partner organisations working with elected members.
  • Launching a twice yearly newsletter for inform colleagues about what is happening elsewhere within SMSDN.
  • Developing a website to improve communication within our area of expertise.