Scottish Branch

Institute Branches 

Anthony Gachagan

Vice Chair
Craig Donnelly
Honorary Secretary
Francis Hancock 

Branch Representative to Council
Mike Farley

To contact any of the above, email:

Scottish Branch Programme
Thursday 5 October 2017*
Laser-scanning applications in NDE (UTEC Starnet/Axiom NDT)
Laser-scanning technology coupled with NDT surveys onshore/offshore,
by G Hammond, UTEC Starnet.
12.00 pm to 2.30 pm.
Venue: GoGlasgow Urban Hotel, Paisley Road West.

Thursday 23 November 2017*
Phased array applications that don't involve corrosion mapping or weld inspection
by Gary Luckett, Olympus.
12.00 pm-2.00 pm.
Venue: GoGlasgow Urban Hotel, 517 Paisley Road West, Glasgow G51 IRW.

Friday 26 January 2018*
Table-top exhibition
11.00 am to 3.00 pm.
Venue: Watermill Hotel, Paisley.

Friday 26 January 2018
Annual Burns Supper
6.00 pm for 7.00 pm.
Venue: Watermill Hotel, Paisley.

Thursday 8 February 2018*
Full-scale testing of subsea pipelines and components
by I Young and P W Lay, Doosan Babcock.
Note: Joint meeting with The Welding Institute.
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm.
Venue: Doosan Babcock, Renfrew.

Thursday 22 March 2018*
NDT in relation to structural integrity
A series of talks and demonstrations about the latest specialist NDT developments and a tour of Doosan Babcock’s NDT and other asset management facilities,
by Doosan Babcock.
2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
Venue: Doosan Babcock, T&E Building (Visitor Centre), Porterfield Road, Renfrew PA4 8DJ.

*indicates CPD content

The Scottish Branch has a broad membership representing the aerospace, power generation, ship building, petrochemical, offshore and heavy engineering industries, as well as university and corporate development, equipment manufacturers and suppliers and service inspection

Through this diverse range of interests, the Branch is able to offer a programme of educational, informative and entertaining meetings, with a wide variety of topics presented by speakers who are experts in their field. Branch meetings are held throughout the session from September to May, at venues throughout central Scotland. The highlight of the social calendar is the Burns Supper, which is celebrated annually. Tickets are available from the Honorary Secretary.

The Branch actively promotes the NDT profession and the interests of its members. Committee members participate in the Engineering Council regional organisation, in the PCN scheme and NDT standards committees. There is a particular interest in Continuing Professional Development, which is relevant to NDT certificate holders, students, technicians and graduates alike.

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.