Public appointment: Members reappointed to the Board of Architecture and Design Scotland

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The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development, Ms McKelvie, announced the reappointment of Angela Bonney, Daisy Narayanan, Bruce Ross and Alistair Scott as Members of the Board of Architecture and Design Scotland.


Angela Bonney has extensive experience delivering strategic communications. She currently manages global internal and external communications for Insights Learning and Development and was previously Head of UK Corporate Communications at RICS. Angela is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and previously worked for Scottish Business in the Community and in agency PR.

Daisy Narayanan is the Head of Placemaking and Mobility at the City of Edinburgh Council where she leads on delivering a city-wide integrated approach to transport and placemaking. She trained as an architect and urban designer and over the last decade, her work has focussed on sustainable transport and climate action. Drawing on her previous experience working in India, Singapore, England and Scotland, Daisy believes passionately in the importance of creating inclusive places for people: places that reflect and complement the communities that live in them.

Bruce Ross is a practicing architect with experience of living, working, learning and teaching in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and, until recently, the Highlands. He is a design team leader at an award winning local authority in-house architectural practice and has extensive experience in community and stakeholder engagement, working to demanding briefs and on challenging sites. He has experience of designing rural schools to nearly zero carbon emissions and is currently working on a portfolio of passivhaus standard urban public housing. Bruce is a curious and critical thinker, with strong technical skills, and seeks to recognise and harness the value of natural resources, and the social and public realm in his work. He is a keen advocate of contextual sensitivity, craft, complexity, connectivity and enjoyment in the built environment.

Alistair Scott is an Architect with experience ranging from individual buildings to large scale urban regeneration projects. A graduate of Glasgow School of Art, he worked in London and abroad before being a founder of Edinburgh based Architects Smith Scott Mullan Associates. Over the past 20 years he has been involved in projects throughout Scotland. These have included regeneration of Craigmillar in Edinburgh, master planning a new waterfront for Stranraer and buildings such as the Scottish National Rowing Academy and the refurbishment of the glasshouses at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. Alistair has always believed in engaging with organisations which promote the value of good design. He has served on the Council of The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, the Executive of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry and is a former Chair of the Scottish Civic Trust. He hopes to continue his commitment to promoting good design in his role with Architecture and Design Scotland.


The reappointments are for 4 years and commenced on 15 April 2023 to 14 April 2027.

The reappointments are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The reappointments are part-time and attract a remuneration of £178.57 per day for a time commitment of 24 days per year.

Other ministerial appointments

Angela Bonney, Daisy Narayanan, Bruce Ross and Alistair Scott do not hold any other public appointments.

Political activity

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.  However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public.   

Angela Bonney, Daisy Narayanan, Bruce Ross and Alistair Scott have had no political activity within the last five years.


Architecture and Design Scotland was established in 2005 to promote good architecture and sustainable design.

We do this by working with other organisations to encourage a focus on place that embraces good architecture and urban design.

We are an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body and our work supports the delivery of the Scottish Government’s objectives and outcomes as set out in the National Performance Programme (NPF).

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