We now have the fabulous James Smith as our Ambassador for Parent Network Scotland. James has a wealth of experience in the public sector and as an ambassador for other brilliant charities, alongside his job as radio presenter on Scene Radio with his show 'A Date with Mr Fabulous', and as a host and judge for many events. James enjoys being a panel member for the Scottish Children's Hearings system.

As if his diary isn't busy enough, James also works as a scout for talent for ITV, a TV personality on STV's "Live at Five", and he runs the beautiful Roebank Hotel in Beith!

James and his husband made Scottish history as they were the first same sex couple approved in Scotland for adoption in 2009, and first to be placed with a child. They have since adopted their son Samuel, which was the best thing they've ever done. They are now settled as a family, and since this process has given them great joy, they have therefore decided in 2016 to make it public knowledge, to encourage others to do likewise. Social Work Services asked James to be an Ambassador for Families for Children which he is very proud and happy to be. James worked alongside them and also The Sunday Herald in publicising their story to promote adoption, also interviewing with the BBC, STV etc., such as the Kaye Adams Show, Live at Five, Radio Shows etc and many more. James is also involved with Glasgow City Council's fostering & adoption campaigns.

James previously lived in Madrid where he had an English Language Academy that taught children and adults the English language. He is the Director of a property lettings company JNS Properties which he founded in 2007 to assist families in needing to relocate to quality housing. One of his positions is CEO of @Hillhead which he is very proud of, and that supports so many. It's a company encompassing charitable organisations and he has been involved with the third sector for many years and supportive of numerous charities and groups from kinship caring to animal welfare.

James is also a foster carer, having looked after almost fifty children throughout his foster career to date, which has been just so rewarding.

I have been recognised for a few awards and invited to visit the Queen for recognition of his charity work including;-

McNificent Man Award 2018

Parent Network Scotland Scottish Parent Award - Dads Do It 2018

Contribution to the Community of the Year 2017

Finalist - Role Model of the Year 2017 Glaswegian of the Year 2017

Inspirational Hero Award 2016 Service to the Community 2015 Volunteer of the Year 2014

Parent Network Scotland are absolutely delighted to have him now representing them as ambassador for the organisation.