Some people may have read that I’m leaving in July’s e-newsletter, or have seen that we’re recruiting. I’m going to be moving to Edinburgh in early September to start a PhD so I will be leaving C20 after three years as a volunteer and caseworker. Since joining the team I’ve learnt a huge amount about the varied and amazing architecture that the Society specialises in, and I’ve been grateful for the chance to explore the country, visiting lots of interesting places and meeting some inspiring people. Although it’s easy to dwell on the lost cases, I know I have contributed to the progress we have made in protecting and celebrating outstanding architecture from the past century. I hope my future research will contribute towards the same goal, as I will be working with Historic Environment Scotland and the Edinburgh College of Art to research architecture in Scotland between 1975 and 2005. At this very early stage I’m interested to learn about how Scottish national identity was interpreted through architecture at the end of the twentieth century, particularly in relation to urban regeneration and post-industrial redevelopment, but I’m also looking forward to seeing where my research takes me (geographically as well as in subject matter!). Despite the unexpected challenges and distance of recent months, the enduring camaraderie and support from staff, trustees, volunteers, members and supporters will make it very hard to say goodbye.