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ICAEW Members in Scotland

We provide a local network for members, through our volunteer groups we offer support, help and advice to members across Scotland. We also offer a programme of professional development and business networking events and represent the interests of members to the wider business community.


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Latest news

And the winner is…

SAL’s Christmas Quiz results revealed – along with the answers to those confounding questions…

VOOM bus pulls into Scotland

Stephen Westwood, Westwood Consulting, was among the IMS members who got on board the Virgin Voom bus when it pulled into Scotland recently – here he reports back on his day in Dundee

Excel a real talking point

Our recent “Excel for Punks” event in Aberdeen showed members just how useful Excel can be, as IMS Representative in Aberdeen, Matthew Holland explains.

Practitioners make connections at Edinburgh lunch

October saw a group of sole practitioners and members from smaller practices from central Scotland meet with ICAEW’s newly appointed Director of Practice, Amanda Digne-Malcolm. During the course of the lunchtime gathering they explored the issue and challenges impacting on the profession, and to heard the latest updates and news from ICEAW.

Early-bird Stephen seizes the day

In our latest Meet-A-Member column we meet St Andrews-based Stephen Westwood. Stephen currently works in a variety of roles with business across Scotland and is a recent recruit to the IMS Committee.

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Further information

About us

When we say it’s your IMS, that’s what we mean. Our goal is to support ICAEW members who live and work in Scotland. We offer a range of events where you can connect with other members, as well as providing help when things are challenging.

We represent you and champion your needs and concerns acting as your mouthpiece with the Institute in London along with our Council member, Carl Bayley.

In short, we’re all about you

Our group comes from all business areas from private practice to public sector. Some wear suits and do the 9-5 thing, some work in less traditional environments. But they all have one thing in common; they are committed to doing everything that they can for our members.

This ranges from making their voice heard at national level to organising social and networking events where members can meet and exchange ideas over a beer!

We’re always looking for new people, new ideas and new thoughts, so if you want to help shape IMS and the work we do, come along and find out how you can get involved.

Contact Fiona Ormiston our local executive and drop into one of our Wednesday evening meetings in Edinburgh.

Business confidence in Scotland

The ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) is a quarterly report and analysis prepared for business and finance professionals in Scotland.

Based on research with ICAEW members in businesses across the UK with analysis from Oxford Economics, ICAEW’s partner and an acknowledged expert in research analysis, the reports give a quarterly snapshot of the state of the economy across sectors and provides a useful and accurate predictor of economic change.

Edinburgh Facilities for Members

ICAEW members in Scotland have access to meeting rooms and facilities at the prestigious Royal Scots Club in Abercromby Place, Edinburgh.

The Royal Scots Club is located in the heart of Edinburgh’s new town and offers meeting rooms, accommodation, dining and bar facilities and much more.

If you are in Edinburgh and need accommodation, somewhere for lunch, a place to meet a client or customer or just a quiet space for a coffee between meetings – this is an ideal facility for you.

ICAEW members in Scotland use of club facilities includes:

  • Access to the members’ lounge (with complimentary teas, coffees and newspapers available)
  • A drop in meeting facility for a maximum of six people in the members’ library (this is on a non-exclusive use basis)
  • Preferential rates for the hire of meeting rooms, accommodation and private dining facilities
  • Dining, bar and lounge facilities at member rates
  • Free Wi Fi throughout the club

Institute members in Scotland can now enjoy access to these facilities as part of their ICAEW membership.

Members will be asked to sign in and will require their ICAEW membership card for identification and access.

The Royal Scots Club
29-31 Abercromby Place
Edinburgh, EH3 6QE

T: +44 (0) 131 556 4270
F: +44 (0) 131 558 3769

E: info@royalscotsclub.com
Web: www.royalscotsclub.com

IMS consultations and representations

The ICAEW Members in Scotland Group aims to represent members in Scotland and this includes responding to consultation and policy development in appropriate areas.

Information regarding current and forthcoming consultations which are being considered by the ICAEW members in Scotland Group can be obtained from your Regional Executive Fiona Ormiston.

Local networks

The ICAEW Members in Scotland (IMS) exists to support ICAEW members living and/or working in Scotland. The IMS Group arranges a small number of professional development and networking activities in Scotland for members and guests. In addition to this networks of local members in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow exist.

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

As a Scottish member, you may find events and information from ICAEW's northern societies useful too.

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