BIS Scotland

Building on over 80 years of BIS history and harnessing the exciting developments in the Scottish Space Sector, the recently re-launched BIS Scotland branch presents a programme of combined technical and social events to connect professionals and enthusiasts in the Space arena.

Join us as we continue to explore our place in Space.

Future Meetings and Events in 2018-19

(precise topics and venues TBC)

Winter 2018-19
Space Subsystems

Spring-Summer 2019
co-hosting events for Space Enlightenment Festival, celebrating 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Piazzi Smyth and 50th anniversary of Moon Landings

2nd July 2019
7.15-10.00 pm, Smithton-Culloden Free Church, Murray Road, Smithton, IV2 7YU (hosted by Highlands Astronomical Society)
Scottish Space Industry and Spaceports
Speaker: Matjaz Vidmar

Further ideas/suggestions regarding topics and venues are very much welcomed by the organising committee at

Also, please, do get in touch if you are able to volunteer to help organise any of the meetings.

Ad Astra!

Past Events (2019)

2nd-3rd March 2019
BIS Supporting the UKSEDS National Studnet Space Conference (NSSC)
The University of Edinburgh


Past Events (2018)

3rd August 2018
7.30-9.30 pm, Birnie Village Hall in Thomshill, Elgin (hosted by SIGMA)
From Standing Stones to Blasting Rockets: Scotland is Off to Space!
Speaker: Matjaz Vidmar

21st March 2018
7-9 pm, Royal Observatory Edinburgh
Space Experiments at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, 1960-present
Speaker: Dr John Davies and colleagues

30th January 2018
7-9 pm, City of Glasgow College, Riverside Campus
Scotland in Space: From a small country to a very large Universe
Speaker: Prof Colin McInnes


Be sociable; support the BIS!