The Branch exists to promote and advance Psychology as a whole, but with particular relevance to policy and practice in Scotland.
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.
The Scottish supports the following Hubs
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]
- Download a list of the BPSSS Publications and report (member only)
- Centre for Outcomes, Reserach and Effectiveness (CORE)
- Centre for Research on Families and Relationships
- Child Line
- Consultation on the proposal to develop an Acknowledgement and Accountability approach for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- The European Federation of Psychology Teachers’ Associations (EFPTA)
- For Scotland’s Mental Health
- In care survivors
- ISD Scotland
- Legislation Government
- Mental Welfare – Commission for Scotland
- The National Archives of Scotland - Public Records Review
- National Confidentiality Inquiry (NCI)
- NHS Education for Scotland
- NHS Health Scotland
- NHS Research Scotland
- NHS Scotland
- Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health (SCMH)
- The Scottish Parliament
- Scottish Assembly
- Scotland Government
- See Me Social Movement
- Support in Mind Scotland(link is external) University of Glasgow
- Survivor Scotland
- Victim Support
- Voices of Experience
Chair: Fiona McKay and Robert Morris
Past Chair: Jason Bohan
Honorary Treasurer: Raymond Miller
Honorary Secretary: Linda O'Donnell
- Morag Williamson
- Eleanor Rutherford
- Louise Reid
- Steven Meldrum
- Kellyanne Findlay
- Karen Twiselton
- Michele Gilluley
- William Corral
- Wendy Maltinsky
- Beth Hannah
- Colin McFarlane
- Rebecca Watson
- Morag Williamson
PB Representative: James McTaggart
DCP Scotland Representative: Adrian Ierna
DCoP Scotland Representative: Lauraine MacDonald
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
By becoming a member of the Branch you are automatically added to the announcement list.
To receive these emails you will need to:
- become a member of the Scottish Branch
- 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.
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.