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

Wednesday 2nd August, 18:30
Beautiful code: code with better type
Speaker: Peter Hilton
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Presentations from previous Branch Meetings

3rd May 2017
Brex-IT: How to do IT (pdf)

18th April 2017
A Celebration of the First Lego League in Scotland
Slides from the event:
 •  Rolling Intro Slides
 •  Presentation Slides
Videos played:
 •  What is FLL?
 •  My Robot is Better than Your Robot
 •  Animal Allies Robot Game

3rd April 2017
Sidney Michaelson Memorial Lecture
Wearables That Snitch on Us
Video of the event

BCS Groups in Scotland


Aberdeen Branch
Glasgow Branch
Tayside and Fife Branch

BCSWomen Scotland
BCS Health Scotland
Scottish Testing Group

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