The National Council for Scotland

The National Council for Scotland reports directly to the Addaction UK board and was established to represent the very specific drug and alcohol issues that our services have to address in Scottish communities.

It provides advice and governance on the work carried out by our Scottish services, ensuring that Addaction Scotland is fully complaint with the law and regulation in Scotland and meets the requirements of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

The Council members provide a wealth of experience across health, social work, criminal justice and business and are committed to the values of the organisation.


Accountant Mark Beaumont (chairperson)
Family Addiction Support Service's Marlene Taylor
Unison's Peter Hunter
PR exec Stuart McPherson
Nursing Professor Lawrie Elliot
Children's Reporter Neil Hunter
Senior Lecturer in Substance Misuse Dr Anne Whittaker
Former social worker Janice Ross