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The Voice Of Engineering & Manufacturing In Scotland

Latest News


    Scottish Engineering has appointed Alastair Johnstone as President of the organisation. Mr Johnstone, Managing Director of Bosch Rexroth in Glenrothes, was welcomed by John Howie MBE, the retiring President, at Scottish Engineering’s AGM in the Glasgow HQ on Thursday 21st December. As he took over the role, Mr Johnstone said: “I am honoured, delighted and […]

  • PRESS RELEASE – QUARTERLY REVIEW – DECEMBER 20171st December 2017 - 12:41 pm

    Engineering industry reports improving order levels Scotland’s engineering sector continues to report increased orders and output despite the political uncertainty which has threatened to disrupt the economy for some time. According to the latest Quarterly Review of the industry published today, companies throughout the country are reporting that business is good and some have even […]

  • PRESS RELEASE – AUTUMN BUDGET – Comment from Bryan Buchan, Chief Executive.23rd November 2017 - 12:26 pm

    Autumn Budget comment from Bryan Buchan, Chief Executive. “It would appear that most of the benefits from the Chancellor’s Autumn budget will apply only to England, as we in Scotland will have to wait for another month to see how our Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Derek MacKay MSP, can compete. “Will he, for example, use […]


    Bryan Buchan, Chief Executive, attended the Silver Employer Recognition Scheme Awards Dinner in The Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle on Thursday 2nd November 2017.  Bryan received the Silver Award on behalf of Scottish Engineering. The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same.  The Scheme encompasses Bronze, […]

Blog Posts

  • Supervisor Training Courses 20184th December 2017 - 11:27 am

    Dates have now been agreed for our 2018 Supervisor Training Courses. The booking form can be viewed at: http://www.scottishengineering.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Supervisor-Training-Courses-2018.pdf   For more information, please contact Eileen Pirie. eileenpirie@scottishengineering.org.uk   Tel: 0141 221 3181

  • EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEE REFUNDS23rd October 2017 - 3:08 pm

    Employment Tribunal Fee Refunds.   The Government announced on 20th October that the first people eligible for employment tribunal fee refunds will be able to apply from today. Following a judgement of the Supreme Court in July 2017 which outlawed fees on the basis that the Government had not struck the right balance in terms […]

  • HOLIDAY PAY UPDATE7th August 2017 - 11:46 am

    HOLIDAY PAY UPDATE Pay for voluntary overtime worked on a regular basis can amount to “normal remuneration” for the purposes of calculating holiday pay, holds the EAT in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council -v- Willetts. The employees worked for the Council as electricians. plumbers, roofers, etc. who worked contracted hours in their day jobs but also […]


    Supreme Court rules employment tribunal fees unlawful. After a 4-year legal battle brought by UNISON, the Supreme Court has ruled that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful. Since July 2013, employees have required to pay fees of up to £1,200 if they wanted to bring a claim against their employer, unless they qualified for remission.  This subsequently […]

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

Our 2017 Annual Awards were presented at the Scottish Engineering Annual Awards Dinner held in Glasgow in May.

The 2017 Scottish Engineering Main Award Winner is: Allied Vehicles.

Bryan Buchan, Chief Executive, presenting the Winner’s Flag to Peter Facenna, Managing Director of Allied Vehicles.

Left to right: Bryan Buchan, Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering; John Baxter, Principal Speaker and Chairman of the ANRC; Peter Facenna, Managing Director of Allied Vehicles, and John Howie, President of Scottish Engineering.

Quarterly Review

Scottish 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.