By the time this goes out, most of you will have started worrying about the Christmas shopping, wrapping the presents, planning the menu and will you have any time for yourself over Christmas. Some of you may even have finished all your preparations! Hopefully, you will all have a few minutes to sit back and relax over Christmas.
Although I don’t feel I have had any time to do that just yet, as the newly appointed Regional Commissioner, I have begun to realise how strong are the connections that bring us together all over the Region, across Scotland and indeed all over the world. We are small part of the world-wide family of Scouting, but each and every one of us is important! Without your commitment and enthusiasm week in, week out, young people would not have the opportunity to be part of this great game of Scouting. I would like to thank you for all that you do for all our young people and for your communities.
I wish you, your families and friends peace, health and happiness at this time and all the very best for 2018.