Scottish Branch

Institute Branches 

Anthony Gachagan

Vice Chair
Craig Donnelly
Branch Representative to Council
Mike Farley

To contact any of the above, email:


Scottish Branch Programme
Thursday 3 October 2019 - CANCELLED
The scheduled Scottish Branch meeting has been cancelled.
As a replacement, the branch committee suggest members may want to attend the 'Now you're talking – public lecture' by Trevor Cox taking place at 18.30 on Wednesday 9 October 2019. Book your ticket by clicking here. This event is aligned with the IEEE IUS2019 Conference being held in Glasgow 6-9 October 2019.

Thursday 21 November 2019
Title and speaker to be confirmed
Venue: To be confirmed.

Friday 24 January 2020*
Workshop in partnership with the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre, University of Strathclyde
10.00 am-3.30 pm.
Venue: Watermill Hotel, Paisley.

Friday 24 January 2020*
Table-top exhibition
11.00 am-2.00 pm.
Venue: Watermill Hotel, Paisley.

Friday 24 January 2020
Annual Burns Supper

6.30 pm for 7.00 pm.
Venue: Watermill Hotel, Paisley.

Thursday 20 February 2020 - DATE CHANGE
Design and manufacture of test loads for the ITER machine main assembly tools
by Michael Macpherson, Doosan Babcock
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm.
Venue: Doosan Babcock, Renfrew.
Note: Joint meeting with The Welding Institute.

Thursday 19 March 2020
Clydeside Distillery tour
6.00 pm
Venue: The Pumphouse, Glasgow.

*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.