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The Voice Of Engineering & Manufacturing In Scotland

Latest News

  • weir-logoConnectUp – SME Event – Tue 25 October 201611th October 2016 - 4:03 pm

    INVITATION TO ATTEND The Weir Advanced Research Centre, part of The Weir Group, are holding a joint event in conjunction with Scottish Power, Doosan Babcock, Subsea7 and Stena Line, aimed at identifying new SME partners. The two event themes, which reflect the broader innovation needs of the host companies, are Industry 4.0 and Energy Efficiency, […]

  • Press ReleaseConcerns over apprenticeship levy5th October 2016 - 11:02 am

    Comment by Bryan Buchan, Chief Executive. Engineering companies throughout Scotland are expressing great concern about the impending apprenticeship levy that will come into effect early next year. The main reason for their concern is the fact that the application of the scheme has been devolved to the Scottish Government, and while employers across England have […]

  • Press ReleasePost Brexit uncertainty creates engineering slump2nd September 2016 - 12:55 pm

    QR September 2016 – Press Release The uncertainty surrounding the Brexit vote and the subsequent allusions to another Independence referendum by the First Minister, are exacerbating negative trading conditions for the engineering manufacturing sector in Scotland as witnessed by the results in the latest Quarterly Review of the industry published by Scottish Engineering. The support […]

Blog Posts

  • bucket-and-spadeHoliday Pay Update17th October 2016 - 11:53 am

    The latest Court of Appeal judgment in the case of Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd has confirmed that employers will require to include result-based commission payments when calculating holiday pay. In summary, Mr Lock was a salesman who received a basic salary with variable commission, which was paid in arrears. Mr Lock was unable […]

  • sds1Modern Apprenticeships for SMEs – Skills Development Scotland5th October 2016 - 11:20 am

    Thousands of small businesses in Scotland employ Modern Apprentices.  Here’s why you should join them: It’s cost effective – we contribute towards training costs Three quarters of employers say apprentices improved their productivity Training through work means your apprentices really understand your business – and your customers How we can help: You want to invest […]

  • RingsApprenticeship Levy12th September 2016 - 11:59 am

    The apprenticeship levy is due to come into force in April 2017 and will require the employers with a payroll bill of more than £3m pay 0.5% of this to HMRC on a monthly basis. There are no exceptions to this for employers who currently pay a levy to CITB or ECITB. In England and […]

  • scales of justiceReasonable Adjustments12th September 2016 - 11:55 am

    Following the judgment of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd -v- Powell it may be necessary for employers to consider pay protection where an employee is offered alternative employment as a reasonable adjustment. The Employment Appeal Tribunal found that the objectives of the legislation concerning reasonable adjustments may […]

Membership Benefits

All Scottish Engineering members have access to the following services and benefits as basic members:

  • Representation – Political and Legislative
  • Relationships and Business Contacts
  • Postal Information Service
  • Public Affairs
  • Networking – Direct and via District Meetings
  • Discounts for Training Courses and Facilities Hire

Annual Awards

These awards are presented at the Scottish Engineering Annual Awards Dinner held in Glasgow in May.

The 2016 Main Award Winner is: Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems (Europe) Ltd.


Left to right: John Howie, President of Scottish Engineering; Bryan Buchan, Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering; Rodney Ayre, Operations Manager at Mitsubishi Electric Air-Con Systems; Yoshihiro Sumida, President of Mitsubishi Electric Air-Con Systems; Vice Admiral Simon Lister CB OBE FREng, Royal Navy; Yoshihiro Takahashi, Senior Business Development Manager at Mitsubishi Electric Air-Con Systems, and Iain Mawer of Mitsubishi Electric Air-Con Systems.

Quarterly Review

scottish engineering quarterly reviewScottish Engineering’s Quarterly Review is a trends survey of the manufacturing engineering industry produced from information gathered from our member companies. It is distributed to all member companies, MSPs, MPs, MEPs, relevent government and university departments and the Press.