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Appointment of Scottish Council on Archives Director

Release Date: 13 October 2017

The Scottish Council on Archives is very pleased to announce the appointment of a new Director, Mr John Pelan, FRSA MCIPR:

I am delighted to be joining the Scottish Council on Archives. SCA has a unique role leading Scotland's archives community to inform and inspire the nation and I am looking forward to working with the trustees and staff to help deliver its important strategic goals"

John has worked in the cultural heritage sector in Scotland for over 20 years. For the past seven years, John has been the Director of the Scottish Civic Trust, a National body providing leadership and focus in the protection, enhancement and development of Scotland's built environment.

Previously, John was Director of Communications and Depute-Secretary at the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland before establishing a specialist architectural communications consultancy, John Pelan Associates in 2006.

John brings with him a wealth of experience in organisational leadership and communications. We look forward to welcoming John as Director of the Scottish Council on Archives as we move into an exciting new phase of development. John will take up his post in December 2017.