Welcome to the regional pages for Scotland. Full details of national and local events are available on our events pages.
Upcoming branch events
Saturday 24th February, 11:00 - 14:00, Scottish Fisheries Museum
Join us on a guided tour of the Scottish Fisheries Museum to learn the story of the development of the Scottish commercial fishing industry, and board the Reaper, a Fifie sailing herring drifter and part of the National Historic Fleet.
The Annual Symposium and AGM 2024 is planned for November 2024 in Dundee, details to follow.
External events of interest
Biology in Scotland Events: Links to organisations that run local events
Visit the branch demographics to see the numbers and locations of our members (Dated January 2023).
Chair: Dr Andrew Spiers FRSB
Treasurer: Dr Russ Clare CBiol MRSB
Secretary: Dr Andrew Spiers FRSB (acting)
Depute Chair for Science Policy: Dr Glenn Masson MRSB
Depute Chair for Education: Professor Kevin O'Dell FRSB
Depute Chair for Outreach: Vacant
Members: Professor John Coggins FRSB, Dr Alistair MacPherson CBiol MRSB, Dr Nicola Veitch MRSB, Dr Bethan Wood CBiol FRSB, Paul Downie FRSB, Ms Samantha Gibbons, Miss Ashleigh Kitchiner
Scotland annual events
The annual conference for teachers is in its 20th year. Such is the size and popularity of the meeting, it is now organised with the assistance of SSERC.
Our AGM and symposium in October. includes presentations from Scotland's notable biologists.
Other meetings - public forums, members symposia and visits, careers events, and public lectures - are organised from time to time.
Scotland education work
Education in Scotland is a devolved power, and the RSB's education policy team and the RSBS is keen to support and encourage the study of biology at schools, colleges and universities.
Scotland policy work
Find out what policy work we are doing over on the regional policy page.
The Royal Society of Biology Scotland branch is working to create a network of Scottish members with interests, either professional or personal, in Scottish policy and education.
The aim of this network is to support the RSB in providing evidence-led responses to Scottish and UK Government calls for consultations on a wide range of biology-related policies. To join the Scotland policy and education network, please contact Lucy Eckersley at firstname.lastname@example.org