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Edinburgh WebsiteWelcome to the Edinburgh & South East Scotland Area

This site will be used to update you on events and activities being organised by the IMechE Edinburgh & South East Scotland Area.  We hope you find something of interest in your area and if you need any further information please contact one of the committee members.


Current and Future Events

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  • Event Type: Technical visit
    12 December 2023 18:00 to 20:00
    Fastblade - Dunfermline
    FastBlade is the world’s first test facility that uses regenerative hydraulic technology to offer high-quality, low-cost fatigue testing of tidal blades and other composite structures for research and product development. Limited spaces so booking is essential.
    Industry: Renewable energy
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    09 January 2024 19:00 to 20:00
    The Royal Scots Club - EDINBURGH
    This talk focuses on the critical role of human factors in enhancing the performance and safety of High Reliability Organizations (HROs). It delves into strategies for integrating human elements, such as cognitive and social behaviors, into the operational frameworks of organizations that operate in complex, high-risk environments. The presentation emphasizes the importance of understanding human behavior and decision-making processes to mitigate risks.
    Industry: Human Factors in Safety and Reliability (SRG)
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    20 February 2024 19:00 to 21:00
    The Royal Scots Club - EDINBURGH
    This lecture describes some of the engineering issues related to "Vertical Farming". This is an emerging technology that grows crops in vertically stacked layers in buildings with controlled-environment.
    Industry: Food engineering
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