The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has confirmed to bagpipe.news that it will not proceed with a formal inquiry into the financial affairs the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.”
Its spokesman, Ian Grieve said in a statement:
“‘OSCR has reviewed the requested information provided by the charity and determined that charity trustees have demonstrated decisions were made in the best interests of the charity.
“However, we have recommended that the charity review the recent media interest and promote an enhanced level of transparency in all decisions made.”
Mr Grieve said the RSPBA should adopt more “openness around why decisions were made” but that no further action would be taken on the matter at this time.
OSCR’s decision came after its own response to concerns that were reported in a Scottish tabloid newspaper into the RSPBA’s renovation of its headquarters in Washington Street, Glasgow. The initial concerns were raised by individuals at the AGM of the RSPBA’s Northern Ireland branch on November 30, 2019.
The RSPBA said earlier today in a statement: “This morning, we received a communication from OSCR advising that they had reviewed the requested information provided by the RSPBA, and determined that the charity trustees (Board of Directors) have demonstrated that decisions were made in the best interests of the charity, and as a result, have decided that there is no further action to be taken and they are closing the file.”