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The Voice Of Engineering & Manufacturing In Scotland

Latest News

  • PRESS RELEASE – QUARTERLY REVIEW MARCH 20177th March 2017 - 12:17 pm

    Engineering industry gets on with business. http://www.scottishengineering.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/QR-March-2017-final-proof.pdf The first Quarterly Review of the engineering industry for 2017 shows a further improvement in most areas.  There is healthy growth in export orders, in particular where a net 30% of businesses are reporting above normal activity. The QR survey also records a 27% positive return for total […]

  • SCOTTISH ENGINEERING ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER 201721st February 2017 - 3:12 pm

    Scottish Engineering Annual Awards Dinner 2017. This year’s Annual Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday 18th May at the Marriott Hotel, Argyle Street, Glasgow. Our Principal Speaker will be John Baxter, CBE, FRSE, FREng, who is currently Chairman of the ANRC (Advance Nuclear Research Centre) and Visiting Professor of the University of Strathclyde.  Mr […]

  • MADE IN SCOTLAND AWARDS 201720th February 2017 - 12:37 pm

    Made In Scotland Awards 2017. The Made In Scotland Awards champions all aspects of transformational discoveries and developments made in Scotland.  From innovation in business services to innovative companies that have found success, both domestically and internationally.  Past winners have ranged from companies making products that work in harsh environments, through innovative domestic gadgets designed […]


    Government Review of Employment Tribunal Fees. The Government’s response to the review on the impact of tribunal fees has eventually been released.  The responses concluded that the introduction of tribunal fees has broadly met the financial objectives and has encouraged potential Claimants and Respondents to use alternative dispute resolution services.  However, the report also acknowledges […]

Blog Posts

  • HOLIDAY PAY UPDATE2nd March 2017 - 3:58 pm

    Holiday Pay Update.  British Gas has been refused leave to appeal to the Supreme Court in Lock -v- British Gas Trading.  In Autumn 2016, the Court of Appeal held in the Lock case that employees whose wages include an element of commission can no longer be paid less when they are on annual leave.  As […]


    New limits for unfair dismissal awards, redundancy payments and guarantee payment. The increases will come into effect on 6th April 2017: The maximum amount of “a week’s pay” for the purpose of calculating a redundancy payment or for various awards including the basic or additional award of compensation for unfair dismissal will increase from £479 […]

  • GENDER PAY GAP REPORTING7th February 2017 - 10:24 am

    GENDER PAY GAP REPORTING. ACAS has now published guidance on gender pay gap reporting for private and voluntary sector companies in advance of the snapshot date (5 April).  There are also guidance and fact sheets available for employers which can be accessed at: www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articled+5768 The Government have also advised that public sector employers will be […]

  • Keeping Up Appearances26th January 2017 - 11:30 am

    A parliamentary report has concluded that sexist dress codes are still prevalent within the workplace and has called for a review of the Equality Act 2010, which governs discrimination law in the UK.  Two Parliamentary Committees heard evidence from hundreds of women who had been forced to wear heels (often to the detriment of their […]

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’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.