In a typically grudging BBC Scotland report, we read
‘For the first time, more than half of all board members appointed to oversee public bodies in Scotland are women. A 50% target for female representation among non-executive board members by 2022 has been met early. The goal was set by legislation in March 2018 through the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act. Of 680 regulated ministerial appointments made to public boards, 341 were women – up from 45% in 2016. The achievement applies to health boards, enterprise agencies, the Scottish Police Authority, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, colleges and universities. This encompasses 89 boards and women now make up half or more of the membership on 57 of them.’
Set by legislation eh? I wonder who was responsible for that? Surely it wasn’t that SNP Government was it? Well read on and in the 13th of 13 paragraphs you’ll find the Scottish Government gets a passing mention. SNP? Who? Noooo!