Sarah has worked at RICS for 12 years and has held various positions, starting off in Professional Groups; Head of RICS Scotland Public Policy; Head of Scotland’s PR and Comms; Deputy Director; and a one-year stint (a seconded post) as the Head of UK Member Communications working in the UK External Affairs team. She took up her current role as Director of RICS Scotland in October 2011. As part of her role, she is a Director of the Scottish Building Contract Committee Ltd (SBCC); a Director of the TDS Scheme Safe Deposits Scotland; a Council member of the Scottish National House-Building Council and a Director of the Scottish Government/RICS Scotland sponsored Scottish Arbitration Centre. She is also a judge on the Scottish Home Awards and the Herald Property Awards and a former Council member of the National Trust for Scotland.
Sarah Speirs , 21 Oct 2013
RICS has named Clyde Gateway Regeneration, Glasgow, as winner of the Regeneration category at the RICS Awards Grand Final held at the Savoy Hotel in London.
Sarah Speirs , 22 Nov 2013
The Housing (Scotland) Bill has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament. It comprises measures to improve the quality of rented accommodation across the social and private sectors, by enhancing housing conditions, retaining much-needed social housing, and safeguard social and private tenants.
Sarah Speirs , 05 Dec 2013
RICS welcomes the Chancellor’s announcement that the Scottish Government's budget will increase by £308m over the next two years.
Sarah Speirs , 16 Jan 2014
Over the course of January and February 2014, RICS Scotland is sponsoring a series of seminars in which senior politicians from each of the five parties represented at the Scottish Parliament will deliver their views of the key economic and associated issues arising from the independence referendum in September 2014; specifically, the ‘economic implications of constitutional change’.
Sarah Speirs , 22 Jan 2014
In September 2013, the Scottish Government launched the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme, which aims to help potential buyers purchase a new-build home from a participating home-builder, without having to fund the entire purchase price.
Sarah Speirs , 07 Mar 2014
RICS Pre-Budget Statement 2014
Despite the Scottish Government’s focus on construction as a key driver for economic growth, care mu...
On Smaller businesses must benefit from infrastructure investment in Scotland
Farmland price growth in Scotland has remained consistent during the last five years with prices ave...
On Farmland prices in Scotland remain steady
The Scottish economy ended 2013 on a much more positive note and this was reflected in stronger dema...
On High street on the up as retail investment grows in Scotland
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