Scottish Western Region

Become an active member of your regional group.

With CPD opportunities and events, the chance to meet other occupational therapists and to learn about what's happening near you, there's never been a better time to get active!

Committee members:

  • Regional Chair: Rena Findlay
  • Vice-chair/UK Regional Forum Lead: Vacant
  • Secretary: Tara-Anthea McMillan
  • Treasurer: Lesley Monaghan
  • Regional Communications Lead: Fiona Byng
  • Social Media Lead: Helen Griggs
  • Member Activity Lead: Laura Hall

Committee Email Address:

Next meeting dates

  • Wednesday 8th November 2017
  • Wednesday 13th December 2017

The meetings are from 5.30pm until 7.00pm, and take place at Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Langlands Building, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH), 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 4TF.

Any member is welcome to attend a Committee meeting as an observer, although they will need to let the Committee know if they’re interested in coming along. If you would like to attend please contact us on

You can follow us on Facebook  or Twitter: @RCOTScotWest to keep up-to-date with all our occupational therapy news.

Find out more

Scottish Western regional e-Newsletter

The Scottish Western region produces an e-Newsletter which is circulated by email to all members with the region.

Latest issue

August 2017

Previous issues: 

RCOT E-Bulletin

The Scottish Western region produces a regular E-Bulletin which is circulated in-between e-Newsletters by email to all members within the region.

Latest issue

October 2017

Previous issues:

All members in the region should receive E-Bulletins. If you have not, please log onto your RCOT account, check your email preferences and that your correspondence email address is correct.

Contacting UNISON

RCOT members can access UNISON services via local staff stewards. If you do not have a UNISON staff steward then contact your UNISON Branch Secretary by telephoning 0800 0857 857.

Lifelong Learning Grants

Looking for alternative funding option for CPD? Consider applying for a Lifelong Learning Grant (LLG). The grants are not used to fund pre-registration training (i.e. Degrees, MSc. courses), but provide financial support to enable members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) to participate in short courses, workshops, conferences or other activities related to their continuous professional development and the promotion of the profession.

Funding can be used to contribute to or cover the fees for the course/activity/event but does not cover the cost of travel and subsistence. Individuals will be able to claim up to a maximum of £200 and successful applicants will be required to submit a report/article (minimum 500 words) within one month of the end of the event, giving feedback on the activity and how it benefited their practice. 

Lifelong Learning Grant Application form

Please send applications and enquiries to:

Regional Roadshow

The 2017 Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT) Roadshow took place on Thursday 28 September 2.00 p.m.- 8.30 p.m. at the House for an Art Lover, Glasgow and was entitled “Championing Occupational Therapy”.  

Paul Cooper,  RCOT Professional Advisor, gave a presentation and facilitated the workshop and discussion, which were well received by the delegates.

2017 Scottish Western Annual Review Meeting (ARM)

The evening commenced with a report from Rena Findlay, Chair of the Regional Committee, highlighting our activities over the past year. This was followed by the Treasurer’s report. There then followed two thought-provoking presentations from Julia Scott, RCOT Chief Executive. “Developing the COT Strategic Plan 2018-2023” gave us the opportunity to influence the direction and priorities for COT over the next 5 years. “Occupational Therapy- a profession to be proud of” challenged us all to consider how our society may look in the future and to think about the many and varied arenas in which occupational therapists could play a part.