Group convener: David and Alison Steel
Our Scottish region is the largest in the UK. Like Scots themselves, AIACE members are scattered throughout the country. Most live in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Central Belt, with quite a few settled in Fife and Ayrshire, presumably to take advantage of the world-class golfing facilities. But there are members as far north as Inverness, as far south as the Borders and as far west as Dumfries and Galloway.
The Scottish group meets twice a year. The autumn meeting (usually in October) is normally held in Edinburgh. The spring meeting (usually in April or May) is organised by a different member each year in his or her home town. Past venues have included St Andrews, Kirkcudbright, Banchory in Aberdeenshire, Oban, Inverness, Glasgow and Dundee. The formula follows the same pattern. The first part is the "business" part where there are updates on matters of interest, in particular pensions and the JSIS. In the second part a speaker talks on a topic of interest, usually on a subject connected with the region in which the meeting is taking place. Proceedings end with an invariably convivial lunch before departure back to the four corners of the land.
Members from other regions of the UK often attend these meetings and are always more than welcome.
See the Members’ Area for more detailed information.