Scottish Branch

Institute Branches 

Anthony Gachagan

Mark Perston
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.

Thursday 12 November 2020*
Scottish NDT apprenticeships

by Iain Baillie, Rolls Royce plc.
1.00 pm-2.00 pm

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.

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 field. Branch meetings are held throughout the session from September to May.

The Branch actively promotes the NDT profession and the interests of its members. Committee members participate in the Engineering Council regional organisation, 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.