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.



Forthcoming BCS Events in Scotland

Thursday 25th May, 14:00 - 15:00
BCS Health Scotland and IBM Watson Health Executive Lead UK
Speaker: Thomas Balkizas, IBM Watson Health Executive Lead UKI
Venue: Edinburgh University, The old Medical School, Teviot Place, Doorway 6, Room 1.9 EH8 9AG

Thursday 25th May
Live streaming of:
Karen Spärck Jones Lecture 2017: Creating Robots That Care
Speaker: Professor Maja Matarić of the University of Southern California
Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Glasgow: Sir Alexander Stone Building - Room 208 University of Glasgow

BCS Groups in Scotland

Aberdeen Branch
Edinburgh Branch
Glasgow Branch
Tayside & Fife Branch

BCSWomen Scotland
BCS Health Scotland
Scottish Testing Group