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.



ScotlandIS Young Software Engineer of the Year awards 2017

Scottish Government's Digital Strategy

Branch Events

Branch Meetings

Saturday 31st March, 15:00
Sidney Michaelson Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
Are Friends Electric? Our Future Lives with Robots
Speaker: Prof Tony Prescott, Director of Sheffield Robotics
Venue: Auditorium, National Museum of Scotland.
Tickets for this event must be purchased from the EISF here

Wednesday 4th April, 18:30
The Wild West: Current attack trends and how to mitigate them
Speaker: David Stubley, CEO 7 Elements
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Presentations from previous Branch Meetings

7th March 2017
The Internet of Things and Cyber Security (pdf)

BCS Groups in Scotland


Aberdeen Branch
Glasgow Branch
Tayside and Fife Branch

BCSWomen Scotland
BCS Health Scotland
Scottish Testing Group

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