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 4th September, 18:30
To Be Connfirmed
Speaker: To Be Connfirmed
Venue: Room G.03, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh.

Presentations and recordings from previous meetings

Wednesday 5th June
How portable is portable? Exercising the GDPR’s right to data portability
Speaker: Janis Wong
Speaker's Presentation (pdf)

Wednesday 1st May
So just what is your Professional Institute up to these days?
Speaker: Michael Grant FBCS, BCS President
Video recording of the event 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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