Sarah has worked at RICS for 12 years and took up her current role as Director of RICS in Scotland in October 2011. She is a director of the Scottish Building Contract Committee, Safe Deposits Scotland, and the Scottish Government/RICS-sponsored Scottish Arbitration Centre.
Sarah is also a member of the Scottish National House-Building Council, 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 , 18 Sep 2015
An independent panel has been set up to carry out a game-changing review of Scotland’s planning system, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil announced.
Sarah Speirs , 02 Sep 2015
The extension of Help To Buy with an additional £195 million over the next three years further stimulates demand while failing to address the critical issue of housing supply.
Sarah Speirs , 19 Aug 2015
The final principle-based Allan Review included a number of recommendations for strengthening and improving DRS Scotland, which the RICS in Scotland Board subsequently ratified for implementation.
Sarah Speirs , 14 Aug 2015
Following our submission to the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee Call for Evidence on the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill, RICS Scotland Director provides a view on the Bill's content.
Sarah Speirs , 04 Aug 2015
Due to the high number of entries we are looking to appoint a further member to the judging panel for the RICS in Scotland Awards 2016.
Sarah Speirs , 24 Jul 2015
Having just received the results from our last Mediator Training Programme in May 2015, we are delighted to announce some fantastic news.
Sarah Speirs , 23 Jun 2015
Following the publication of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill, we comment on the land registry, Scottish Land Commission and Sporting Estates losing their rates exemption.
Sarah Speirs , 29 May 2015
Rural affairs have been high on the Scottish Government’s agenda over the last year – from land and estate management to land agency - and RICS has been heavily involved in the debate.
Sarah Speirs , 27 May 2015
RICS, with a commitment to the land, property and construction sectors, would like to see strong overnmental leadership that grows confidence and supports sustainable economic growth. We believe the Scotland Bill can enable a greater level of leadership through the provision of a coherent range of new powers. RICS welcomes the greater level of responsibility and accountability that the Scottish Parliament will have should the Scotland Bill become an Act.
Sarah Speirs , 20 Apr 2015
Thomas L Inglis, MBE, FRICS, FNIQS, (retired) was lately assistant head, Department of Building and Surveying, Glasgow Caledonian University. Here he details the bicentenary of the Scottish Mode of Measurement.
The property market in Scotland frequently defies trends across the UK, and that’s particularly evid...
On Scotland bucks UK property supply trend in May
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