OSCR roadshows reach outer Hebrides

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator will be holding two "meet the regulator" roadshows in the outer Hebrides in June.

A spokesman for OSCR said the regulator had organised the island events to demonstrate that OSCR was a Scotland-wide regulator.

“Last year we went to the Orkney and Shetland islands and we committed ourselves to visiting the western isles,” he said. “We are conscious there is a healthy voluntary sector in these areas.”

The events, designed for trustees and administrators of charities with annual incomes of less than £100,000, will be held on the islands of Harris and Benbecula, as well as in Glasgow. They will focus on compliance issues such as accounting and trustee duties.

Further events are planned for Edinburgh, the Borders and the isle of Islay in September. The regulator is also looking at setting up video conferences with more than one area at a time later in the year.

“This would be less direct, but it would allow us to see more people more often,” said the spokesman.

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