IRRV Scottish Association
Thursday 6th June 2019

The Institute of Revenues, Rating & Valuation’s origins date back to 1882 and you can read more about the history of the Institute here. The Scottish Branch of the Rating & Valuation Association (RVA) was formed in 1959 and has been extremely active within the rating valuation and local government finance revenues professions in Scotland ever since.    The RVA became the IRRV in 1990 and its Scottish Branch was later renamed Scottish Association of the IRRV. A list of past Presidents and Secretaries of the Scottish Branch/Association of the RVA/IRRV is given below:

Term of office

President

Secretary

1959-1962

David Arnot Shepherd

J & E Shepherd Limited, Dundee

David W. Coull

Assistant Assessor for Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles Joint Valuation Committee

1962-1964

William R. McNiven

Chartered Surveyor, Assessors, Perth & Kinross County Council

Tom Irvine

Burgh Chamberlain, Galashiels Town Council

1964-1966

James Penny

City Assessor, Dundee

Tom Irvine

1966-1968

David B. Bannerman

Chamberlain, Renfrew Town Council

Tom Irvine

1968-1970

Frank D. B. Girwood

Assessor for Roxburgh, Selkirk & Peebles Joint Valuation Committee

Alex. Greig

Burgh Chamberlain, Bathgate

1970-1972

Tom Irvine

County Treasurer,  Selkirk

Duncan Brown

Burgh Chamberlain, Galashiels

1972-1974

William MacConachie

Assessor for Renfrewshire

Duncan Brown

1974-1977

Charles Stuart Page

Senior Lecturer, Strathclyde University

Duncan Brown

1977-1979

Remo Verrico

Estates Surveyor, City of Glasgow

Alan Middlemass

Revenues Department, Borders Regional Council

1979-1981

Duncan Brown

Director of Finance, Ettrick & Lauderdale District Council

Alan Middlemass

1981-1983

David Shepherd

Roy Paterson

Revenues Manager, Dumfries & Galloway Regional Council

1983-1985

Jack D. Simpson

Estates Surveyor, Lothian Regional Council

Roy Paterson

1985-1987

Eric Geddes

Chief Executive, Central Regional Council

Roy Paterson

1987-1990

Ron Skinner

Depute Director of Finance, Central Regional Council

Roy Paterson

1990-1992

Roy Paterson

Revenues Manager, Dumfries & Galloway Regional Council

James Littlejohn

Assistant Director of Finance, Falkirk District Council

1992-1993

John Montgomery

Chartered Surveyor

James Littlejohn

1993-1994

Ian Rogers

Assessor, Lothian Regional Council

James Littlejohn

1994-1996

Allan Traynor

Assistant Director of Finance, Fife Regional Council

James Littlejohn

1996-1998

William Howie

Chartered Surveyor, Chesterton International PLC

Roy Paterson

1998-2000

Sandy Brown

Assistant Director of Finance, Scottish Borders Council

Roy Paterson

2000-2002

Alan Henry

Assessor, Dumfries and Galloway

Paul Evans

Revenues and Benefits Manager, West Lothian Council

2002-2005

Mike Peterson

Head of Revenues and Benefits, City of Edinburgh Council

Paul Evans

2005-2007

Ian Ballance

Depute Assessor, Central Scotland Valuation Joint Board

Paul Evans

2007-2009

Hillary Kelly

Head of Revenues & Housing Management, Midlothian Council

Lynn Brady

Revenues Manager, Perth & Kinross Council

2009-2011

Brian Jeffrey

Revenue Services Manager, Clackmannanshire Council

Lynn Brady

2011-2013

Jim McCafferty

Revenues and Benefits Manager, West Lothian Council

Lynn Brady (to 2012)

Lesley Henderson (from 2012)

Lead Officer – Performance and Training, Fife Council

2013-2015

Les Robertson

Service Manager, Revenues, Fife Council

Lesley Henderson

2015-17

 

Joan Hewton

Assessor and ERO for Lothian Valuation Joint Board

Lesley Henderson

2017-19

Kevin Fraser

Principal Officer (Local Taxes) for Perth & Kinross Council

Lesley Henderson

2019-

Lesley Henderson

Business Change Manager for Fife Council

Stephen Sankey

Meetings

Tackling Poverty Conference - the role for revenues and benefits teams

Wednesday 15th April 2020

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Personal insolvency – and the Debt Arrangement Scheme - a one day training event from IRRV Scotland

Thursday 16th April 2020

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Motivation, well-being and team building – for Revenues & Benefits staff

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

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IRRV Scottish Association AGM 2020

Thursday 23rd April 2020

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Introduction to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

Wednesday 29th April 2020

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Complaints handling and the SPSO complaints procedure

Tuesday 5th May 2020

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Dealing with difficult customers – for Revenues & Benefits staff

Wednesday 6th May 2020

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Working age Welfare Benefits

Tuesday 12th May 2020

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Lessons to learn about Digital Design - A cutting edge course from IRRV Scotland - targeted at revenues and benefits managers and team leaders

Tuesday 26th May 2020

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Council Tax New Masterclass and Case Studies Workshop

Wednesday 27th May 2020

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Telephone debt collection workshop with PhoneCoach®

Thursday 28th May 2020

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Introduction to Local Government Finance

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

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Data analysis – Using your SHBE and CTR Data extracts

Tuesday 9th June 2020

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Legal debt recovery : a one day professional meeting from IRRV Scotland

Tuesday 16th June 2020

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Freedom of Information - Public access to recorded information

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

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