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Thank you for visiting the IET Scotland South West Network Community.  The Scotland South West Committee is keen to reflect the interests of all members in the area and welcomes your input. Whether you would like to comment on our activities, suggest new events, or perhaps become actively involved yourself, please come along to any of our events or contact us for more information.



IET Scotland Annual Dinner 2017

21st April 2017 19.00 for 19.30
George Hotel, Edinburgh


Dr Derek Little, Executive Chairman of IET Scotland wishes to invite you and your guests to attend this annual event, in the George Hotel, 19-21 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PBon the evening of Friday 21st April 2017 at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
The dinner is a leading engineering and technology networking event, meet other industry and engineering institutions guests, network and hear our keynote speakers, including the IET President Professor Jeremy Watson.
  • A sponsored corporate table can accommodate 10 people (£550).
  • Individual tickets are also available at £60.

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New Opportunities in Manufacturing: Developing a competitive and sustainable business through maintenance & remanufacture

Did you miss the IET Manufacturing Technical Group event on New Opportunities in Manufacturing?  The event covered developing a Sustainable and Competitive Business through good maintenance practices that can lead to new opportunities in manufacturing. Showcasing the benefits of remanufacturing and effective maintenance in developing a sustainable business plan.

This enabled attendees to consider improvements to waste and process inefficiencies within their own operations by considering remanufacturing products, parts. service items and capital equipment through an efficient maintenance environment.

Read the write up of the event.

2016-17 Chair Welcome

Welcome to the 2016/17 programme of events.  I am pleased that during this year the SW committee continues to bring high quality engineering related presentations to the SW area of Scotland.

594f78670923c9a7d8b2bca3fa9def2d-huge-huThe presentational programme will look to engage a broad selection of topics from traditional topics around the electrical, electronic, power and energy industries, through to more modern and emerging topics in these fields.  CPD and professional development topics will continue as well throughout the year. 

I hope you enjoy the programme and feel free to engage with the committee members with ideas or even come along and join us on the committee.  If interested, Please contact me.

Meet the committee and find out what we do - we need your help

We are hosting an evening on 1st December at the Teacher Building in Glasgow so that anyone who is interested can come along, meet the committee and find out a bit more and that we can get some additional people on board.  We hope you can join us, so please register.  

Hugo Gallagher
B.Eng, B.Eng(Hons) PgDip, MSc C.Eng MIET
2016/2017 IET Scotland South West Network Chairman
Programme Leader for Electrical Power Engineering abd Mechanical & power Plant Systems at Glasgow Caledonian University
Managing Director of A-1 Technical Training, Logis-Tech Associates, Glasgow

Scotland South West Young Professionals Welcome

The IET Scotland South West Young Professionals (IET SW YP) represents all the students and young professionals of the IET of live, study and work in the South West of Scotland. Our committee are a mix of student and graduate members who meet regularly and organise a wide variety of interesting and professional activities, which allow young members to develop their careers, make contacts, and have fun!


Did You Know That IET Glasgow: Teacher Building Has IET Member Facilities Available?

As an IET Member, you can benefit from the following when visiting us at IET Glasgow: Teacher Building.

334ac51908145f073caf56b24053e1b9-huge-tbMake the most of your membership with:  

-  Meeting rooms on a Monday or a Friday* at no cost
-  Members’ private lounge
-  Flexible booking options
-  Facilities you need

(*  Terms and conditions apply)


“152 years of Maxwell’s Equations - What have they produced?”
Ron Lyon (retired, ex Head of Antennae design at Leonardo)
John Barr (Head of Engineering Projects, Advanced Targeting, Leonardo)
Arguably Maxwell’s Equations unified existing knowledge regarding electro-statics, and magnetism, together with a key novel prediction, that of electro-magnetic (EM) waves. These waves were demonstrated by Heinrich Hertz in 1887. Interestingly, the receiver used by Hertz used UV illumination and he was one of the first to identify the photoelectric effect, which led to Einstein’s introduction of electromagnetic quanta  and the idea of a photon,  which in turn modified the classical view of EM radiation being a pure wave!
The authors are well placed to discuss applications of Maxwell’s equations, in the course of which no equations will be derived, manipulated, or otherwise tortured.
The talk will be in the Main lecture theatre in the Teacher Building, Glasgow and will start at 3pm for approximately 1 hour with presentation and question/ answer session at end.
As usual Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available from 2.30pm for those attending.

Upcoming Events


At the IET Teacher Building Glasgow – our customer promise is at the heart of everything we do.  We value our Team members and expect them to be customers’ champions.  We have excelled in customer service and been recognised again with the GOLD Award from BDRC (Business Development Research Consultants). Highlighting the venue with the highest score ... read more...
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