The BCS Edinburgh Branch provides a forum for BCS members located in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Over 1,400 of the 60,000 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.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday 4th August, 18:30
Webinar: BCS Policy and Campaign Priorities 2021-2025 - Scottish Briefing
Speakers: John Higgins CBE FBCS (President, BCS).
Sharon Moore MBE (CTO for Public Sector at IBM; Deputy Chair BCS Council and BCSWomen)
Online, please register here

Wednesday 1st September, 19:00
Webinar: Robots as the 3rd generation of personal device
Speaker: Daniel Camilleri, founder of Cyberselves
Online, please register here

Presentations and recordings from previous events

Thursday 8th July 2021, 17:30
Sidney Michaelson Memorial Lecture at the

Webinar: Computer Says Oh No!
Speaker: Kevlin Henney

Wednesday 7th July 2021
Webinar: Data Driven Mobile Endpoint Security
Speaker: Dr. Zhiyuan Tan, Edinburgh Napier University
Dr. Tan's presentation

BCS Groups in Scotland


Aberdeen Branch
Glasgow Branch
Tayside & Fife Branch

BCSWomen Scotland
BCS Health Scotland

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