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Welcome to the regional pages for Scotland. Full details of national and local events are available on our events pages.

Upcoming branch events 

Tuesday 21st May, 9:30 - 15:30, University of Glasgow 

26th Royal Society of Biology Annual Teachers’ Meeting Scotland

Join the RSB Scotland branch for our annual Teachers meeting

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

Our members

Visit the branch demographics to see the numbers and locations of our members (Dated January 2023).

AGM minutes

Draft minutes from the 2022 Scotland branch AGM can be downloaded.
You can view our updated branch constitution, confirmed at the 2023 AGM.


Chair: Vacant
Treasurer: Dr Russ Clare CBiol MRSB
Secretary: Vacant
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

Contact details

Please get in touch by emailing us at

Visit the Scotland branch X page for more branch news.

Scotland annual events

The annual conference for teachers is in its 26th 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