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.


BCS sponsors Glasgow Caledonian Cyber Convention, West of Scotland's First Student-Led Cyber Convention.

Glasgow Caledonian Cyber Convention abbreviated G3C will bring together 300 individuals who either work in the Cybersecurity industry, are studying a Cybersecurity related course or have a general interest in Cybersecurity. This family-friendly event will run on the 12th October 2019 at Glasgow Caledonian University. Running from 9 am to 5 pm, throughout the day we'll have engaging speakers, workshops and panel discussions.

Branch Events

Branch Meetings

Wednesday 6th November, 18:30
Transform your meetings from pointless to productive
Speaker: Philippa Lander, Lumin Limited.
Venue: Room G.03, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Presentations and recordings from previous meetings

Wednesday 2nd October
Blockchain: why (not) the hype?
Speaker: Thomas Kerber, The University of Edinburgh Blockchain Technology Laboratory
Video recording
(thanks to Product Forge)

BCS Groups in Scotland


Aberdeen Branch
Glasgow Branch
Tayside & Fife Branch

BCSWomen Scotland
BCS Health Scotland
Scottish Testing Group

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