BCS in Scotland

Photo of the Scottish Parliament

About BCS

Established in 1957, the British Computer Society (BCS) is the professional body for those working in IT. The BCS is the UK's Chartered body for ICT (Information and Computing Technology) professionals. BCS membership is recognised world wide for excellence in ICT qualifications, standards and professional conduct. Chartered members are distinguished by, Chartered IT Professional (CITP), Chartered Engineer (C.Eng), and may also attain Chartered Scientist (C.Sci).

There are over 40 Branches and Sub-Branches throughout the UK numerous special interest groups. For an overview of the BCS, interested IT Professionals in Scotland are best advised to browse the main BCS Website then contact their nearest Branch as listed below. The Branches and specialist groups organise local events for members.

About BCS in Scotland

BCS in Scotland acts as a national focal point for Scottish Interests, Issues, News and Events. It is the voice of Scottish ICT professionals in such national bodies as the Scottish Parliament and Government, NHS Scotland and local authorities in Scotland.

The Branches and main Specialist Groups active in Scotland are listed on the right.



30/11/2017 Scotland Power BI User Group Inaugural Meeting on 26th January 2018 in Dundee

27/11/2017 BCSWomen in Scotland is sponsoring the first codebar workshop of 2018, on 24th January at 6pm, at CodeClan Edinburgh

07/10/2017 Scottish Government's Digital Strategy


Forthcoming BCS Events in Scotland

Tuesday 16th January 2018, 17:15
Robotic Technology enabling Healthcare in Scotland
Venue: Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG
Speaker: Dr Katie Maclure

Wednesday 7th February 2018, 18:30
The Wild West: Current attack trends and how to mitigate them
Speaker: David Stubley, CEO 7 Elements
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

BCS Groups in Scotland

Aberdeen Branch
Edinburgh Branch
Glasgow Branch
Tayside & Fife Branch

BCSWomen Scotland
BCS Health Scotland
Scottish Testing Group