Welcome to the Scottish Region


This is site used to provide you with information about the events organised throughout the Region by our enthusiastic committees in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Thurso.

Where possible, we try to align our events with the IMechE’s five key themes of Energy, Environment, Transport, Manufacturing and Education. Please have a look at your Area pages to find out what’s planned locally. If there is a topic you are particularly interested in which is not covered, please let us know and we will endeavour to include it in our future programme of events. Also, if you have facilities which may be used as a venue for an event or suitable subject matter, please get in touch. We also arrange and participate in briefings at Holyrood throughout the year.

If you have a little time to spare and are interested in joining the Committees, please also get in touch. We need enthusiastic volunteers. It can be very interesting work, good for developing your skills and also provides some great networking opportunities.

We now have over 10,000 members in the Region. Each committee promotes their local events to the membership of that area using the IMechE’s list server. Please make sure that you keep your contact details up to date!

By joining IMechE you can enjoy the many benefits that membership brings. If you would like to have a membership presentation or CBR at your workplace, or have a query relating to membership please contact our Business Development Manager Sandra Mulligan on s_mulligan@imeche.org or 0141 221 7156.  

The Region is always looking to evolve, improve the things we do and have greater member engagement. We welcome your feedback and participation.

Ryan Magennis,
Honorary Secretary

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Talk
    22 April 2014 19:30 to 21:00
    Pentland Hotel
    To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the closure of the Prototype Fast Reactor at Dounreay, Colin, a former Chief Technologist on the site, will present his talk. The talk will discuss why the UK embarked on a fast reactor programme and highlights the reasons why eventually the programme was abandoned. Against this background, the talk presents a summary of the technical achievements and lessons learnt from the operation of the UK fast reactor fuel cycle.
    Industry: Nuclear Power
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    23 April 2014 18:00 to 20:00
    Knorr-Bremse RailServices (UK) Ltd - Glasgow
    This visit will tour RailCare's workshop in Springburn to see its facilities and the work undertaken Registration for this visit is essential
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Competition Event
    24 April 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    Kingsmills Hotel - Inverness - Inverness
    We're encouraging speakers from both academia & industry to present an engineering topic of your choice to our panel of judges. Winners of this heat will go on to compete in the Scottish National Final.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Technical Visit
    28 April 2014 07:00 to 29 April 2014 22:00
    Alton Towers - Staffordshire
    Two day trip to meet Derby Young Members panel, followed by a trip to Alton Towers.
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
  • Event Type: Seminar
    01 May 2014 18:30 to 20:00
    Court Senate Suite - Glasgow
    A three-speaker seminar covering some local uses of 3D printing technologies in medical engineering, including rapid prototyping for medical device development, bespoke ankle and foot orthoses and tissue engineering in artificial organs.
    Industry: Medical Engineering
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