New SHQ Commissioner (Community Impact)

06 February 2018

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Murray as SHQ Commissioner (Community Impact).

Rob Murray

Rob started his Scouting life in Edinburgh as a youth member at the 98th Merchiston. He held various appointments as Scout Leader and as Assistant Warden at Bonaly Outdoor Centre. Following a move West, Rob joined the 18th Paisley & District (Coats Memorial) as Scout Leader.

Rob then joined the Paisley & District Team as Assistant District Commissioner (Scouts), then become District Commissioner for Paisley & District in 2014. The District went onto see its highest levels of youth and adult membership. Rob and his team planned and delivered the launch of the Ferguslie Park Beaver & Cub sections.

Rob has also been appointed Unit Leader for the World Scout Jamboree in 2019.

Rob said: 

“I am delighted that the Chief Commissioner has appointed me to lead our work on community impact. Scouting over the past few years has developed an excellent programme of engaging key issues through the A Million Hands project and I want to thank Callum Holt for his work on the board with this key project."

"My aim will be to move community impact onto its next chapter and will be focussing on how young people at a local level can impact on positive change within their local communities. I look forward to working with young people, leaders and the SHQ team to ensure we carry out our ambition of being active citizens.”

Professionally, Rob is the Scotland Manager with the UK charity Changing Faces. The charity provides support to those with a visible difference and campaigns for face equality. Rob serves on the board of Voluntary Health Scotland which is the national network and intermediary for Scotland's voluntary health organisations. 

You can get in touch with Rob at:

rob.murray@scouts.scot