It was a real pleasure to host the SOLAR Annual Conference at the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen in 2017. As usual, the event was well attended by a variety of delegates and sponsors from across Scotland and the British Isles working both in the public and private sectors. Delegates heard about the key changes being proposed to local government as well as hearing examples of how local authorities are seeking to address the challenge of a growing demand for services against continuous budget reductions. Speakers also provided law updates in areas such as employment law, licensing and planning. In addition to recording CPD and having some fun along the way, SOLAR raised £1,500 for Kayleigh’s Wee Stars and the British Heart Foundation.”
Fraser Bell, SOLAR President 2016-2017.