Ranald Mair, former CEO of Scottish Care, has this week received an OBE for his services to Social Work and Social Care.
Ranald stepped down in March 2016 after almost a decade in post and after a career in social work and social care spanning more than 40 years.
Upon finding out about being awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List, Ranald said:
“This is a marvelous surprise and a great honour. It is not just personal recognition, but recognition of all those who work in the care sector and demonstrates the importance attached to the work being carried out by those who care for others.
“The sector has progressed enormously in recent years and standards have improved dramatically, but the future presents massive challenges as Scotland faces growing demand and the need to provide the highest quality care for an increasingly ageing population.”
Scottish Care CEO Dr Donald Macaskill said:
“This is a well deserved honour for Ranald who has dedicated his working life to the care of others. He has made an outstanding contribution to the wider sector and to the quality of care for older people in Scotland. In doing so, he has raised the profile of social care and helped drive key agendas forward.”
Scottish Care staff and members wish to extended our warm congratulations and thanks to Ranald.