Scottish Branch

Institute Branches 

Tony Gachagan

Mark Perston
Honorary Secretary
Francis Hancock

Branch Representative to Council
Mike Farley

To contact any of the above, email:

Scottish Branch Programme

The Scottish Branch has planned a range of virtual meetings this year.

Thursday 1 October 2020*
Robotic crawler for NDT applications

by Liam Hanna, Eddyfi.
1.00 pm-2.00 pm.
Note: This is a national Branch meeting.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and the log-in information is listed below:
Join the Zoom meeting at:
Meeting ID: 937 6705 8551
Passcode: 755606

Thursday 12 November 2020 from 5.00 pm*
The agenda is as follows:
17.00-17.10 pm – Overview from BINDT on apprenticeships in the UK by Iain Baillie, Rolls-Royce plc.
17.10-17.30 pm – Scottish NDT technician programme by Robert Bruce, Enginuity
17.30-17.50 pm – A day in the life of a Rolls-Royce apprentice by Lewis Philip, Rolls-Royce plc.
17.50-18:00 pm – Q&A panel session.
The meeting will be a webinar hosted via Zoom and registration is required in advance at:
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Friday 29 January 2021*
Reliability of NDT Workshop (agenda to be confirmed)

10.00 am-3.00 pm.

Thursday 25 February 2021*

An integrated approach to in-process weld inspection

Charles Macleod and Yashar Javadi, University of Strathclyde.
6.00 pm-7.30 pm.
Note: This is a national Branch meeting.

*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 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. Our main event taking place on Friday 29th January is a 'Reliability of NDT' workshop.

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.