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Alison Watson

Director of Shelter Scotland

Alison Watson, Director of Shelter Scotland
We all build our lives in the homes we live in. It is a huge privilege to work with so many people committed to making a right to a home a reality for people across Scotland.

Alison became Director of Shelter Scotland in June 2020. Her previous role was our Deputy Director, with responsibility for the leadership and development of our services across Scotland and for all aspects of volunteering and involvement. Alison joined Shelter Scotland in 2002, with extensive leadership experience in health and social care, mostly in the Third Sector, but also within local authorities and the NHS. Immediately prior to joining Shelter Scotland, Alison worked in the mental health field, where she played a leading role in the development of several innovative services, as well as making a major contribution to pioneering the involvement of people who experience mental health issues in the design, delivery and management of services. Alison began her career in the late 1980s, working in a large hostel for people who had long-term experience of homelessness.