Scottish Branch

Institute Branches 

Anthony Gachagan

Vice Chair
Craig Donnelly
Honorary Secretary
Francis Hancock 

Branch Representative to Council
Mike Farley

To contact any of the above, email:


Scottish Branch Programme
Thursday 4 October 2018*
High-frequency ultrasonic transduction – Pushing the limits of ultrasonic imaging and measurement
by Dr Dave Hughes, CTO, Novosound Ltd.
5.30 pm for 6.15 pm.
Venue: Novosound Ltd, Biocity, Newhouse ML1 5UH.

Date to be confirmed*
Aerospace NDE – Overview and tour of NDE facilities at Inchinnan
by Anton Lafferty, Rolls-Royce plc.
Time to be confirmed.
Venue: Rolls-Royce plc, Inchinnan.

Friday 25 January 2019*
Seminar and table-top exhibition
9.30 am-3.00 pm.
Venue: Watermill Hotel, Paisley.
Note: Joint event with the North East Scotland Branch.

Friday 25 January 2019
Annual Burns Supper
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm.
Venue: Watermill Hotel, Paisley.
Note: Joint event with the North East Scotland Branch.

Thursday 21 February 2019*
40 years of nuclear NDT at Doosan Babcock
by Dr Mike Farley.
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm.
Venue: Doosan Babcock, Renfrew.
Note: Joint meeting with The Welding Institute.

Thursday 28 March 2019*
Hybrid laser/optical scanning probe – MAPS probe for high-resolution internal pipe wall scanning applications
by G Dobie, University of Strathclyde.
12.00 pm-2.00 pm.
Venue: Technology Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Friday 17 May 2019
Annual golf event

Venue: Crieff Golf Club, Ferntower, Perth Road, Crieff PH7 3LR.
Note: Joint event with Scottish Branch.

*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.