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

Wednesday 29th March, 18:30
Quantum Key Distribution: a gentle introduction
Speaker: Prof Alan Woodward, University of Surrey
Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Registration required ...

Monday 3rd April, 20:00
Sidney Michaelson Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
Wearables That Snitch on Us
Speaker: Dr Paul Patras, The University of Edinburgh
Venue: Main Hall, Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Tickets for this event must be purchased from the EISF here ...

BCS Groups in Scotland

Aberdeen Branch
Edinburgh Branch
Glasgow Branch
Tayside & Fife Branch

BCSWomen Scotland
Health Informatics (Scotland)
Scottish Testing Group