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.



ScotlandIS Young Software Engineer of the Year awards 2017

Scottish Government's Digital Strategy


Forthcoming BCS Events in Scotland

Monday 13th November, 18:30 pm
Project Management: How to Guarantee Failure
Speaker: Andrew Robertson, MBCS, CITP
Venue: Mash Room, Floor 3, IET Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB

Thursday 16th November, 18:00
BIM: Constructing the Digital Future
Speaker: Dr. Stuart Chalmers, Director of Digital, BRE
Venue: Room N309, RGU, Sir Ian Wood Building, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ

Thursday 30th November, 17:30
BCSWomen and Scotland Women in Technology Presents: An Evening of AI
Venue: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Alhambra House, 45 Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 6HS

Wednesday 6th December, 18:30
Embedded Systems Development: The Same, Only Different
Speaker: Mike Ritchie
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