Annual General Meeting

The Institute’s Annual General Meeting will this year be held in hybrid format, on Friday 18 November 2020 at 2pm. It will be held at the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue and on MS Teams and is open to members of the Institute. Members should have received their papers by now which includes the agenda and details of nominees who are up for election to the Institute’s Council. To register to attend please refer to the Institute’s website: REHIS Environmental Health Update and Annual General Meeting – REHIS

Professional Development Opportunities

The Institute has a number of training and professional development opportunities currently taking bookings. These can be found at and include Dog Control Training, the annual Pollution Update, the annual Health and Safety Update and the Institute’s Environmental Health Update which precedes the AGM. The Northern and Southern Centres also have training events available for booking on Smoke Nuisance and Gas Safety respectively.

The dog control training has been long anticipated and it would be hoped as many officers as possible, who have responsibility for serving Dog Control Notices, can manage to attend the training. Bookings for the in person day (3 November) must be made by Friday 28 October.  This day includes a number of speakers including dog behaviorists and the Dog’s Trust, offering information which can be shared with dog owners to assist in controlling their dog, the signs to look out for, when a dog may be moving towards a point of being out of control, ways to maintain personal safety around dogs and will offer ample time for sharing experiences. Delegates attending either/both training sessions from a local authority need not provide a purchase order number at the time of booking as funding made available by the Scottish Government can be utilized to attend the training.

Community Training – Save the Date

The REHIS Food and Health Update Seminar is being held on the morning of Wednesday 15 March 2023 (half day). The intention is to host this as a hybrid event. Details to follow in the coming months.