Upcoming Events

No upcoming branch events at this time. Please contact the branch organisers below for more information.

Welcome to the webpage of The Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS) North of Scotland Branch. We are delighted to represent SaRS at a local level, bringing together professionals dedicated to enhancing safety and reliability in our community.

As a branch of SaRS, we are committed to fostering collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and professional development among safety and reliability practitioners in our area. Our aim is to create a vibrant platform where experts from various industries can connect, exchange ideas, and collectively contribute to the advancement of this vital discipline.

At North of Scotland Branch, we recognize the unique challenges and opportunities that our local community faces. We serve as a hub for professionals from diverse sectors, including safety, reliability and risk management across a wide range of industries. By harnessing the collective expertise and experience of our members, we aim to address the specific needs and intricacies of our local context.

Our branch organizes a variety of activities tailored to the interests of our members. From informative seminars and workshops to networking events and site visits, we strive to provide opportunities that promote professional growth and facilitate meaningful connections. By actively engaging with local industries, academia, and government bodies, we aim to foster collaboration and create a positive impact on safety and reliability practices in our region.

Whether you are new to the field or an established professional, we welcome you to join us in our mission to promote safety and reliability in North of Scotland. Together, we can create a safer, more resilient community where best practices are shared, innovation thrives, and accidents are prevented.

SaRS North of Scotland Branch covers Northern and Western Scotland and the Branch is based in Aberdeen. 

Branch News   

Previous events run by the Branch have included:

  • North of Soctland Dinner 2016 with speaker Professor Alex Kemp
  • Cocktail Party
  • North of Scotland Dinner 2015 with speaker General Richard Shireff
  • North of Scotland Dinner 2014 with speaker Professor David Spiegelhalter
  • a Joint Evening Technical Event – Summary of Piper 25
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on Process Safety.  This event was well received and the branch is now considering further CPD days in line with the developing competencies subject matter.
  • North of Scotland Dinner 2013 with key speaker David Hainsworth (Total) who spoke on the Elgin Franklin Well issue from 2012.


Ian Stanley - 01224 887768

Dave Holland

Contact Details

For further information on the North of Scotland Branch (including events), please contact the Branch Chairman, Ian Stanley. If you are interested in volunteering or providing a presentation please contact info@sars.org.uk Tel: 01224 887768 or E-mail: I.Stanley@shell.com