The REHIS Annual Conference is the principal Environmental Health event to take place in Scotland and this year’s event was held in Renfrew at the Glynhill Hotel on 19 and 20 May.

The conference proved to be a great success. Highlights included:

• a thought provoking Presidential Address by Rod House followed by a range of excellent presentations made by eminent speakers including a Keynote Address by Dr Harry Burns, Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer and a Close of Conference presentation on food safety and local authority resources by Professor Hugh Pennington
• a small but select exhibition by partner organisations
• a very enjoyable conference dinner with representatives of our many partner organisations attending as guests
•the presence throughout conference of representatives of partner organisations, Members of the Scottish Parliament, local authority councillors, Scottish Government officials, Honorary Vice-Presidents and of course, many members of the Institute.

Presentations given by many of the speakers are available for REHIS Members to view and download at

Rod House’s Presidential Address and Crawford Morgan’s paper are available as an attachments to this news item.