Scottish Branch

Institute Branches 

Mark Perston

Deputy Chair
Tony Gachagan
Branch Representative to Council and Branch Welfare Officer
Mike Farley

Deputy Branch Representative to Council
Jason O'Neill
To contact any of the above, email:

Scottish Branch Programme
Thursday 6 October 2022
Lunch and learn - Title to be confirmed*
Venue: IMechE Fife NDT, Dunfermline.
12.00 pm-2.00 pm.

Tuesday 17 November 2022
Improving on the 6 dB drop technique for determination of flaw length*
by Paul Holloway, Holloway NDT, Canada.
6.00 pm-7.00 pm.
Venue: Online. 
Note: This is a National Branch Meeting.

Friday 27 January 2023
'NDT solutions for renewable energy' Scottish Branch Annual Exhibition and Seminar*
10.00 am-3.00 pm.
followed by: Annual Burns Supper
Venue: Lynnhurst Hotel, Johnstone.

Thursday 16 February 2023
High-temperature UT weld inspection*
Joint meeting with local branch of TWI Doosan Babcock Renfrew.
6.00 pm-7.30 pm.

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 companies.

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 fields. Branch meetings are held throughout the session from September to May, at venues throughout central Scotland.

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.

*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.