A representation of Psyche, taken from the BPS logo

Scottish Branch

The Branch exists to promote and advance Psychology as a whole, but with particular relevance to policy and practice in Scotland.

About

The Scottish Branch of the BPS holds regular events and works to keep its members abreast of ongoing news and developments all year round.

Becoming a part of a branch automatically comes with your membership if you live in the UK.

When you join the British Psychological Society, you automatically become a regional member.

The Branch has a membership announcement email list to inform members of activities and initiatives that are relevant and specific to our members as well as requests for engagement on topical issues.

Scottish Hubs

The Scottish supports the following Hubs

  • Aberdeen
  • Ayrshire
  • Dumfries
  • Inverness
  • Prestwick
  • Stirling

The aim of these hubs is to run events promoting networking amongst psychologists in a geographical region of the country, cutting across boundaries such as divisions, sections and special interest groups.

Each Hub event is organised locally with support from Scottish Branch as needed to find an appropriate speaker and venue, and collect feedback.

If you and/or a colleague would like to pursue the possibility of holding a HUB event, please send an email to [email protected]

Committee

Chair: Fiona McKay and Robert Morris

Chair Elect 

Past Chair: Jason Bohan

Honorary Treasurer: Raymond Miller

Honorary Secretary: Linda O'Donnell 

Committee Members

  • Morag Williamson 
  • Eleanor Rutherford
  • Louise Reid
  • Steven Meldrum
  • Kellyanne Findlay
  • Karen Twiselton
  • Michele Gilluley
  • William Corral
  • Wendy Maltinsky
  • Beth Hannah

Policy Officer

  • Colin McFarlane
  • Rebecca Watson

Pre-Tertiary Representative

  • Morag Williamson

PsyPAG Representative: 

PB Representative: James McTaggart

Student Representative: 

DCP Scotland Representative: Adrian Ierna

DCoP Scotland Representative: Lauraine MacDonald

Join

When you join the BPS you are automatically made a member of your local branch.

The Scottish Branch of the BPS covers the following areas/postcodes:

  • Aberdeen (AB)
  • Dundee (DD)
  • Dumfries (DG)
  • Edinburgh (EH)
  • Falkirk (FK)
  • Glasgow (G1-G99)
  • Outer Hebrides (HS)
  • Inverness (IV)
  • Kilmarnock, Ayrshire (KA)
  • Kirkwall, Orkney (KW)
  • Kirkcaldy, Fife (KY) 
  • Motherwell, Lanarks (ML)
  • Paisley, Renfrewshire (PA)
  • Perth (PH)
  • Galashiels (TD)
  • Lewick, Shetland (ZE)

 

Benefits of belonging

Member Announcement Email List

The Scottish Branch uses its membership announcement email list to inform its members of activities and initiatives that are relevant to their interests and to make requests for engagement on topical issues.

By becoming a member of the Branch you are automatically added to the announcement list.

To receive these emails you will need to:

  1. become a member of the Scottish Branch
  2. opt into receiving email communication and provide a working email address

These preferences can be updated by logging into your member portal.

If you have any queries, please contact Member Network Services

To assist us in responding to your query please make sure to include your membership number and quote 'BPS Scottish Branch announcement email' in the subject line.

Getting involved with the Scottish Branch Committee

The Scottish Branch relies on a wide range of people getting involved, and the work of the Branch is largely achieved through the dedication of unpaid volunteers.

Our volunteers come from a wide range of different backgrounds, whether they be practitioners or academics, or full members or in-training members, and together form an open and inclusive community.