North East Scotland Branch

Institute Branches 

Archie Crawford

Vice Chair
Honorary Secretary
B J (Bill) Brown

Honorary Treasurer
B J (Bill) Brown
Branch Representative to Council
Cailean Forrester


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North East Scotland Branch Programme
The format for the North East Scotland Branch meetings has changed. The 2016-2017 programme has three technical events, which will include three or four presentations or workshops with manufacturers, contractors, etc. These events are to be held in the afternoon, rather than the evening, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. The new session will open as usual with the annual Branch golf competition.

Friday 16 September 2016
Annual Branch Golf Competition
Lunch followed by a round of golf, high tea and prize giving.
Note: Sponsored by Oceanscan Ltd. 
Venue: Kemnay Golf Course, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 5RA. 

Thursday 6 October 2016*
Inspection/NDT in the oil & gas sector – Roles and responsibilities of the employer
Session chair: Bill Brown, Technical Manager, TRAC Oil & Gas Ltd, followed by speakers representing all aspects of industry.
Venue: Jurys Inn Aberdeen Airport Hotel, Argyll Road, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0AF.

Thursday 3 November 2016*
Visual inspection in the oil & gas sector – From CVI to remote visual
A table-top workshop will run in parallel to the presentations and case studies. 
Venue: TWI Training & Examination Services, 20 Spires Business Park, Mugiemoss Road, Aberdeen AB21 9BG.

North East Scotland Branch: Tuesday 31 January 2017
NDT – Application of acoustic emission to detect corrosion and cracking
(hosted by the Aberdeen Branch of the Institute of Corrosion)
presented by Dr Ghazi Droubi and Faisal Nadimul, Robert Gordon University.
Venue: Palm Court Hotel, 81 Seafield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7YX.

Thursday 2 February 2017*
Thermography in the oil & gas sector
A workshop including presentations by the UKTA and at least two contractors with case studies.
Venue: Jurys Inn Hotel Aberdeen Airport, Argyll Road, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0AF.

North East Scotland Branch: Thursday 25 May 2017
Venue: CAN Offshore Ltd, Hareness Road, Altens Industrial Estate, Aberdeen AB12 3LE.

*indicates CPD content

CPD Points from Branch meetings
Attending Branch meetings indicated as containing CPD content can earn valuable points towards PCN certificate renewals.

If anyone is willing or interested in providing talks to Branches, please contact Cindy Bailey at BINDT ( with an indication of the preferred geographical areas where you could assist.