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.

Branch Events

Branch Meetings

Wednesday 16th December 2020, 18:30
Webinar: Technology challenges in and around the Scottish Classroom
Speaker: Tommy Lawson, Schools Technology Adviser, University of Edinburgh
Online, registration required

Presentations and recordings from previous meetings

Wednesday 2nd December 2020
Webinar: AI, Games and Ethics: How to Be a God
Richard Bartle's presentation (pdf)

Tuesday 6th October 2020
Webinar: The Known Unknowns of Rocket Launch: Safety and Reliability Assessment
Alan Thompson's presentation (pdf)
Dr Christie Maddock's presentation (pdf)

BCS Groups in Scotland


Aberdeen Branch
Glasgow Branch
Tayside & Fife Branch

BCSWomen Scotland
BCS Health Scotland

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