New Highlands & Islands Regional Commissioner

03 March 2017

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Elaine Grant, currently DC of Caithness and Orkney, to succeed Jenny Steven as Regional Commissioner for the Highlands & Islands Region.

Elaine was introduced to Scouting as a young leader through the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and became an Assistant Cub Scout Leader in 1990 in Wick. She maintained her involvement in Cubs in Aberdeen while studying there and subsequently in Insch.

In 2000, Elaine returned to Wick and quickly became part of her local Scout Group. At that time the Beaver Section was in great need of a leader and with her children in the section she volunteered. When the Explorer Section was launched the Explorers were asked to pick a Leader. They chose Elaine.

In the past few years Elaine has been an Assistant Cub Scout Leader and Assistant Scout Leader as well as taking up the role of DC for Caithness and subsequently Orkney.

Elaine works for Highland Council in the Care and Learning sector with young people of all ages and abilities. She has four children and two grandchildren. 

Elaine has a great deal of experience of working with young people professionally and through Scouting. She is a fitting successor to Jenny and will be a valuable addition to the Regional Commissioner Team.

Elaine will start her new role on 31 March 2017. Jenny will remain in the position until then.