UK Scottish Section

UK Scottish Section of the IBD

The Scottish Section is holding its 2021 Annual General Meeting 

Tuesday, 20th April 2021 at 4.30 PM via Zoom Conference Call


1. Chairman’s Welcome.

2. Apologies.

3. Minutes of the 20th AGM, held on 21st April 2020.

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes.

5. Chairman’s Report – 2020.

6. Financial Report - 2020.

7. Election of Office Bearers.

Chairman. The Committee nominates Stuart Watts.
Vice Chairman. The Committee nominates David Hannah.
Secretary. The Committee nominates Ken Duncan.
Treasurer. The Committee nominates Brian Eaton.
Dinner Secretary. The Committee nominates Brian Eaton.

8. Election of Ordinary Committee Members.

9. Election of Examiners for Financial Year 2021.

10. AOCB.

11. Date of 2022 AGM.

Copies of the 2020 AGM Minutes held on 21st April 2020 via Zoom virtual conference at 16.30 and the 2020 Accounts will be available just prior to or at the AGM.


Item 7
The Chairman and Vice Chairman are elected for a tenure of two years with the last election occurring at the 2019 AGM, therefore a new Chairman and Vice Chairman will be elected. The Secretary, Dinner Secretary, and Treasurer retire annually but are eligible for re-election.

Item 8
Two members Shona Harrison and John MacKenzie retire and are not eligible for nomination for election until a year has elapsed. One member, Darren Guiney has stepped down. I would like to thank Shona, John, and Darren for their contribution to the work of the committee.

Two co-opted members, Joe Arciero and Martina Daute are eligible for further co-option. Shona Harrison has also been co-opted.

There are thus vacancies for Ordinary Members of the Committee, for the period 2021-2024.
Nominations for the vacancies should be made in writing or electronically to the Secretary not later than 11.59 PM on Tuesday 6th April 2021. Each nomination must have an IBD Member Proposer and Seconder, and the nominee’s agreement.
No member shall sign more than one nomination paper.

Item 9
The Examiners are elected annually.

Item 10
Any items for the Agenda should be sent in writing or electronically to the Secretary not later than 11.59 PM on Tuesday 6th April 2021.

Fergus Clark
Interim Secretary
07932 104758
23rd March 2021

Interested in attending?  

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Scottish Section Education Fund

The Scottish Section of the IBD is pleased to advise you about their Education Fund which is made possible through the use of reserved funds from the World Distilled Spirits Conferences.

The key objectives of the fund will be to support education and research of particular interest to the distilled spirits industry and to further the IBD's educational mission. Applications from a brewing and malting setting will also be accepted. Funding is available to support a wide range of research and learning formats including:

  • Funding of work placements
  • Funding (part) of MSc or Post-Doctoral research projects
  • Funding of 'in work' review studies
  • Research fact-finding missions (e.g. evaluation of new technology from outside the sector)

Research grant applications will be considered against a number of criteria which will include relevance to the Distilled Spirits sector, relevance to the mission of the IBD and learning outcomes. Those successful in receiving an award from the fund will be expected to publicly report their work and findings, preferably through a poster or paper at future WDSC's and/or through the IBD's publications or presentation at a section event. This will ensure that any lessons are disseminated across the entire IBD membership and the sector.

For further information regarding the IBD Scottish Section Education Fund please contact the Secretary.