Scottish Branch

Institute Branches 

Mark Perston

Deputy Chair
Tony Gachagan

Branch Representative to Council and Branch Welfare Officer
Mike Farley

To contact any of the above, email:

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 main event, taking place on Friday 26 January 2024, is the ‘Educating the future NDT engineer’ workshop.

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.

Scottish Branch Programme
Any updates to the programme will be publicised in NDT News and on the BINDT website as they develop.

Thursday 12 October 2023
Advances in X-ray with a focus on inspection by computed tomography
by Stephen Alderton, Waygate Technologies
3.00 pm-4.00 pm.
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.

Thursday 23 November 2023
ECA detection and sizing of cracks*

by Mathieu Bouchard, Eddyfi Technologies.
3.00 pm-4.00 pm.
Venue: To be confirmed (also available online).
Note: This is a spotlight Branch meeting.

Friday 26 January 2024
‘Educating the future NDT engineer’, Scottish Branch Annual Exhibition and Seminar*

10.00 am-3.00 pm.
followed by:
Annual Burns Supper
Venue: Lynnhurst Hotel, Johnstone.

Thursday 15 February 2024
Title to be confirmed.
Joint meeting with local branch of The Welding Institute.
6.00 pm-7.30 pm.
Venue: Altrad Babcock, Renfrew.

*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.