The Secretary reported on ministerial meetings with Mike Russell MSP and John Swinney MSP during which a series of topics of interest to the profession were discussed. The Presidents extensive diary commitments were also shared with Council.
The management accounts to the end of June and the forecast deficit of £6,203 were noted and approved for adoption. Council considered and approved a revised deficit budget of £21,294 and noted the finalised Statutory Accounts for 2008.
The RIBA/RIAS Partnership Agreement, with a 65/35 split of subscription income, was approved.
The achievement of practical completion for the internal and external refurbishment works was noted.
The continuation of RIAS involvement in the RIAS-regs energy certification scheme was approved with a further underwriting of expenses and a change of name to RIAS Energy Design Certification.
It was agreed that the Incorporation should become involved with Planning Aid Scotland, which has the aim to promote design quality, and also to seek architect volunteer members to participate in the PeoplePlaces scheme.
There was a Special General Meeting on the same day as the above Council meeting to approve additions to the Byelaws as required by the Licensing (Clubs) (Scotland) Regulations 2007.