CIPR welcomes appointment of Scottish Lobbying Registrar

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and CIPR Scotland have welcomed the appointment of Billy Mclaren as Lobbying Registrar for Scotland.

Billy Mclaren took up the post on 17 October following an extensive career in the public sector in Edinburgh and London. His previous roles include Head of International Relations for the Scottish Parliament and Principal Private Secretary to the Presiding Officer during the Parliament's first ever session.

Jenifer Stirton FCIPR, Chair of CIPR Scotland
This appointment is a welcome step towards giving lobbyists in Scotland some clarity about the forthcoming regulatory regime. The CIPR will contact Mr Mclaren to seek a meeting to discuss the lobbying register and public confidence in our democratic structures.
Jenifer Stirton FCIPR, Chair of CIPR Scotland

Further information on the appointment is available via the Scottish Parliament website.

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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).