AGM & Conference


Our AGM and conference was well attended with more than 60 people present. Our annual accounts were approved and can be viewed at

Michael Buchanan has been recognised for all his efforts over the years and is now our Honorary President. Michael has had a very long association with the charity and his wife May worked for us for 17 years before retiring just a couple of years ago. A new Vice-Chairman will take his place on the board and Craig Mackie, Business Director of the Glasgow-based Shine Agency, has been appointed. David Semple continues as our Chairman of Trustees.

The conference heard an excellent address from Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson MSP who gave her views on the future of the NHS post-referendum, especially regarding cancer care and how organisations like Cancer Support Scotland will play their part. This was followed up by Professor Ken MacKenzie, leading ENT Consultant at the Royal Infirmary, who explained why there has been a marked increase in the number of people diagnosed with head and neck cancers. The afternoon saw our Patron, Professor Sir Kenneth Calman, deliver an insightful talk about cancer care.

We would like to congratulate all of our volunteers who took part in our ‘Volunteer Celebration’ at the conference. The broadcaster, Judith Ralston, helped us thank all of our volunteers for their hard work and commitment to the charity. All the volunteers who attended the conference received an award celebrating the number of hours they have contributed to helping Cancer Support Scotland and we hope they continue to be part of our team for many years to come. If you weren’t able to get to the conference, you will receive your award in December.


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