Notice of AGM 2019 & Annual Report

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of BASICS Scotland, Company No: SC226924, Charity No: SC030189 will be held on:

12.30pm Saturday, 7th September 2019
At the Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore

All Members Welcome

We warmly invite you to our AGM that will take place during our Annual Conference, to enjoy a brief review of the year’s activities, and a look to the year ahead. The attached Annual Report gives a brief but impressive overview of what has been achieved over the last year. If you would like to read a more comprehensive description of the year’s activities, our Annual Accounts include more detail on our charitable activities. The accounts will shortly be available on the Members website, prior to the AGM.

Items for Discussion

If you have an item of business you would like to be included on the agenda please email Office Manager Lynne Malpass ( by Friday 23rd August 2019. The request will be considered by the Directors and added if considered appropriate.

Interested in Joining the Board?

The meeting will also elect the Board of Directors for the forthcoming year.

We are looking for new Directors to help shape the strategic direction of BASICS Scotland. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in supporting the governance of the charity and the future of pre-hospital emergency care training across Scotland.

We are keen to see more members become Directors. If you are interested in joining the Board, then please email or call CEO Lucy Aitchison ( by Friday 23rd August 2019.

Furthermore you may remember we held an EGM earlier in the year to enable us to broaden the skillset of our Board by having non-clinical Directors. We are therefore also seeking professionals with experience in HR, finance, marketing and fundraising to join us.

What does being a Trustee require?

  • Attendance at quarterly meetings and ad hoc/sub-group meetings as required
  • Willingness to commit the necessary time to the charity

If you know of someone who may be interested in getting involved in the fantastic work of BASICS Scotland at this strategic level as a volunteer, please contact Lucy by Friday 23rd August 2019.

We look forward to meeting you at the AGM, and Annual Conference.

Click here to view the Annual Report for 2018-2019 →

Board Members Update

BASICS Scotland Board of Directors for 2018 – 2019 as nominated last year is as follows:

Mr Dave Bywater – Director (Chairman)
Mr Duncan Tripp – Director (Vice Chair)
Mr John Pritchard – Director (Honorary Treasurer)
Dr Catrina Hewitt – Director
Dr Ewen McLeod – Director
Dr Luke Regan – Director
Mr Stuart Swanson – Director
Mrs Alison Moggach – Director
Professor James Ferguson – Co-opted Member
Mr Aly Dickson – Co-opted Member (Sandpiper Trust Representative)
Dr Tim Parke – Co-opted Member (SAS Representative)
Auditor: Bannerman, Johnstone, Maclay

Our Articles of Association were updated and proposed amendments were accepted at an EGM held on Saturday, 2nd March 2019.

As per our updated Articles of Association, all board members are required to step down with the following wishing to stand for re-election:-
Mr Dave Bywater, Mr Duncan Tripp, Mr John Pritchard, Dr Catrina Hewitt, Dr Ewen McLeod and Mrs Alison Moggach.

Resignations have been received from Mr Stuart Swanson and Dr Luke Regan.

The office bearers for the year ahead will be agreed in due course.