We are very pleased to let you know that Scouts Scotland have appointed Martin Elliot as the new Regional Commissioner for South East Scotland with immediate effect.  

Martin’s responsibility will be to directly manage our team of District Commissioners and support the Region’s strategic management and development during and beyond a very challenging time for Scouting and its members.  

Martin will be known to many of you as he has been Deputy Regional Commissioner in South East Scotland since 2018 and he, and Simon Cocker, have been the acting Regional Commissioners since Margery Naylor resigned due to ill health in September 2020.

Martin has been an outstanding leader, trainer and manager at various levels in our movement over many years. His roles have included Head of Risk for South East Scotland and Deputy District Commissioner for Craigalmond District as well as various training, assistant and section leader roles.   

John Cannon, Regional Chair said “I am delighted that Martin is to be our new Regional Commissioner – his energy, enthusiasm and commitment will assist young people and adult volunteers in our Region to benefit enormously from Scouting and I wish him well in his new role and look forward to working with him to take the Region forward. I would also like to thank Simon Cocker for taking on the acting Regional Commissioner role over the interim period.”

Martin said “I am honoured to be appointed as Regional Commissioner for South East Scotland and look forward to continuing to work with our extraordinary membership of young people and adult volunteers to carry on and build on the success that the Region has seen in recent years. The COVID pandemic has presented a huge challenge to the Region as we have had to quickly adapt to new and more restricted ways of providing Scouting but it has also demonstrated the strength of our teams at Regional, District and Group levels which mean that we are well placed to weather the current challenges and can look forward to better times ahead”