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  • Heriot-Watt University – Business Breakfast – Graduate Apprenticeship Programmes7th June 2018 - 3:31 pm

    GRADUATE APPRENTICESHIPS: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: FINANCIAL SERVICES We are pleased to promote a Business Breakfast event on behalf of Heriot-Watt University: Date: Wednesday 20th June 2018.  Time: 8.30am-10am.   Venue: Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh West, 2 Research Ave S, Edinburgh, EH14 4BA. Heriot-Watt University’s Graduate Apprenticeships (GA) scheme is fully funded by Skills Development […]

  • DATA PROTECTION BILL 2017-19 RECEIVES ROYAL ASSENT1st June 2018 - 11:54 am

    The Data Protection Bill 2017-19 received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018 and is now the Data Protection Act 2018.  This implements the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with effect from 25th May 2018.  The Data Protection Act 1998 has been repealed and replaced by the Data Protection Act 2018. The Information […]

  • 2018 LEGAL UPDATE – Friday 7th September 201815th May 2018 - 3:39 pm

    This seminar will provide an overview of recent case law developments and discussion of changes to employment law in 2018.  The following topics will be covered during the seminar: The Taylor Review – Good Working Practices Termination Payments – Revised Tax Treatment Discrimination Case Law Update  Burden of Proof, Disability, Shared Parental Pay GDPR – Where are we […]

  • Heriot-Watt University – Graduate Apprenticeships15th May 2018 - 12:30 pm

    Heriot-Watt University’s Graduate Apprenticeship scheme, which is fully funded by Skills Development Scotland, is a ground-breaking initiative, creating degree-qualified employees with the skills for your engineering business needs.  For employers, Graduate Apprenticeships are an opportunity to enhance business, by supporting current and new employees to develop skills and talents.  Applications are currently open for a […]

Blog Posts

  • ADVERSE WEATHER / PAY ADVICE5th March 2018 - 2:42 pm

    Member companies should consider the following advice in deciding whether or not to pay employees who were absent during the adverse weather over the period 28 February – 2 March 2018. Policy: Firstly, if the company has a policy in relation to adverse weather and pay, then the company should follow that policy.  Also, consider […]


    The annual increase in respect of the above payments is due to come into effect: a) From 1 April 2018 statutory maternity/paternity/adoption and shared parental pay will be increased from £140.98 to £145.18.  Maternity allowance increases to the same rate on 9 April 2018. b) From 6 April 2018 the weekly rate of statutory sick pay […]

  • ANNUAL INCREASES TO TRIBUNAL AWARDS22nd February 2018 - 4:08 pm

    The Employment Rights (Increase in Limits) Order 2018 will come into force from 6th April 2018 and details the normal annual increases to maximum and minimum Tribunal awards. The main increases are as follows: Maximum week’s pay (for calculating redundancy payments and the unfair dismissal basic award) increased from £489 to £508 Maximum compensatory award for […]


    Increases to the hourly rates of national minimum wage will apply from 1st April 2018 as follows: The national living wage (for workers aged 25 and over) is £7.83 The standard adult rate (workers aged between 21 and 24) is £7.38 The development rate (workers aged between 18 and 20) is £5.90 The young workers […]

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
  • Discounted Legal Services from Lindsays Solicitors

Annual Awards

Our 2018 Annual Awards were presented at the Scottish Engineering Annual Awards Dinner held in Glasgow in May.

The 2018 Scottish Engineering Main Award Winner is: RWG (Repair & Overhauls) Limited, Aberdeen.

Left to right: Paul Sheerin, Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering; Keith Brady, Managing Director of RWG (Repair & Overhauls) Limited; The Rt Hon Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, and Alastair Johnstone, 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.