The BCS Edinburgh Branch provides a forum for BCS members located in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Over 1,800 of the 70,000 BCS members are affiliated to the Edinburgh Branch.

The main responsibilities of the Branch are to provide services for local members and to promote the mission and objectives of the society to the IT profession and the public at large.

The main activities of the branch are the hosting of a programme of talks and social events, the arrangement of short professional development courses and the provision of support for the continuing professional development of members.

Both members and non-members are welcome to all meetings which are normally free of charge. The branch makes a charge for courses but offers a discount to BCS members.

The branch is run by a committee of volunteers who organise the branch's various events. The branch's activities are funded by an allocation from BCS headquarters.


Branch Events

Branch Meetings

Monday 28th April 2014, 18:30
Delivering mission-critical systems
Speaker: Colin Butcher CEng, FBCS, CITP
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Branch Courses

Friday 30th May, 09:00 - 17:00
Compressing Test Time with Exploratory Methods: A Practicum
Presenter: Matt Heusser.
Venue: Edinburgh Training & Conference Centre , 16 St Mary Street Edinburgh , EH1 1SU.

Wednesday 4th June, 09:00 - 17:00
Lean UX Bootcamp
Presenter: Spencer Turner.
Venue: Edinburgh Training & Conference Centre , 16 St Mary Street Edinburgh , EH1 1SU.

Presentations from previous Branch Meetings

4th December 2013
Test-Driven Development: That's not what we meant (pdf)

BCS Groups in Scotland


Aberdeen Branch
Glasgow Branch
Inverness Sub-Branch
Tayside Branch

BCSWomen Scotland
Health Informatics (Scotland)
Scottish Testing Group

IT Can Help (Scotland)

BCS Member Network Scotland Group

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