About Us

Welcome to the North of Scotland (NOS) Section Homepage

Promoting for public benefit the advancement of science, practice of measurement & control technology and its application in the North of Scotland.

We warmly welcome non-members (including students) and existing members to our meetings, please feel free to talk to us if you might consider InstMC membership & professional development.  We can help with the process as well as provide advice on the path to registration.  InstMC members present at any event will be able to sign your application forms. Please come and talk to us or email our Chairman, Duncan Hutton.

If you would like to be added to our new and events email distribution list - please contact Megan Hine

Measurement and Control is a key skill in engineering, especially so in Aberdeen, the capital of the North Sea Oil and Gas industry. The North of Scotland section would like to ensure that we have a strong, vibrant community and that Control and Instrumentation professionals at all levels have the opportunity to maintain and enhance their professional developement, network with other colleagues and keep abreast of the latest technology. Please come along to our technical meetings and get involved.Our programme has been compiled to cover a wide variety of key technical areas aimed at providing useful educational updates on latest technology for everyone helping to maintain and progress their continuous professional development (CPD). 

Got a Terrific Technical Topic for our technical meetings?  Please contact Duncan Hutton with your suggestions or any ideas for additional events.

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Annual Dinner


Save the date in your diaries!

The 2019 North of Scotland Dinner will be held on the 3rd October 2019 in the Douglas Hotel, Aberdeen.

Main Sponsors are Emerson and Yokogawa sponsor the Charity Raffle.



The dinners in 2017 and 2018 were a great success, looking forward to 2019.

Over the last two years the charity Raffle has donated @£3500 to Maggies


2018 - In the picture: Jules Goodwin of Maggies receives a cheque for £2250 from Martin Roberts (NoS Treasurer).

Also pictured - LHS Martin Johnson of Yokogawa (raffle sponsor) and Duncan Hutton (NoS Chairman) RHS - Megan Hine (NoS - Programme manager).


2017 - In the picture: Duncan Hutton (NoS Chairman) presents a cheque for £1250 to Paula Cormack of Maggies.

Also pictured are LHS – Martin Johnson of Yokogawa (raffle sponsor) and Martin Roberts (NoS Treasurer)


Technical meetings

Our meetings are held in The Park Inn by Radisson, Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen

Time: 18:30 – 19:30

Doors open: 18:00 for coffee and networking

There is Public car parking adjacent to the hotel (charges apply)

Details of these meetings and the Annual Dinner and Christmas Social are shown below:

IMC - NOS Local Events 2019 Overview

IMC - NOS Local Events 2020 Overview



Member News


Committee members

Duncan Hutton – Chairman 

Megan Hine – Chairman Designate / Programme Manager

Martin Roberts – Treasurer 

Derek Scott – Honorary Treasurer

Sandy Leitch – Communications Officer

David Fisher-Holt – CPD/Education Officer

Nehal Hye - Social Networking Guru and Student Representative

Paul Furze – Committee member

Kevin Todd – Committee member

Chris Niemi – Committee member

Colin Astbury - Committee Member 

Bob Moncur - Committtee Member 

Brian Donaldson - Committee Member

Annual Dinner Sub committee

Paul Furze

Megan Hine

Martin Roberts

Duncan Hutton

Sandy Leitch

Colin Astbury