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
Tuesday 17 November 2022
Improving on the 6 dB drop technique for determination of flaw length*
by Paul Holloway, Holloway NDT, Canada
from 6.00 pm-7.00 pm.
Note: This is a National Branch Meeting.
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 27 January 2023
'NDT solutions for renewable energy' Workshop and Exhibition*
10.30 am-3.30 pm
followed by: Annual Burns Supper
Venue: Lynnhurst Hotel, Johnstone.
For full details, click here.

Thursday 16 February 2023
Advanced technologies for high-temperature ultrasonic inspection and monitoring*
by Will Vickers, Ionix Advanced Technologies.
Joint meeting with the local branch of The Welding Institute (TWI).
Venue: Altrad Babcock, Portfield Road, Renfrew PA4 8DJ.
6.00 pm-7.30 pm.
The meeting will be hosted by TWI and registration is required in advance at:

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.