Eildon Housing Association have announced that long standing Board Member, Myra Turnbull has decided to step down from the role after nearly a quarter of a century of voluntary service to the work of Eildon.
Myra has had a long and distinguished career in public service, serving as Hawick’s first lady provost from 1988 to 1996.
Reflecting on her time serving on Eildon’s Board, Myra said “I’ve loved every minute and I’ll certainly miss it. I am very much a people person and thoroughly enjoyed visiting our Sheltered Housing and other care services to meet people and talk about their issues.”
Commenting on Myra’s contribution, Nile Istephan, Chief Executive said “Myra brought with her a raft of knowledge and experience from her business background and public service in Hawick. She has been a key part of the growth and success of Eildon Housing Association ever since and we will miss her contributions around the Board table. Those who know Myra will recognise her as a passionate advocate for the Borders. She has acted an as ambassador for our work across Scotland and equally at home engaging with politicians or simply chewing the fat with folk in our older peoples housing services.
Eildon Housing Association would like to put on public record our thanks to Myra for her contribution over the years, and we wish her well in her hard earned retirement.”