ICE 200 to be promoted in Scottish Parliament

A group of ICE Scotland volunteers and young civil engineers joined MSPs at a reception in Holyrood.

Gordon Lindhurst MSP with a group of young engineers.
ICE 200 logo
Gordon Lindhurst MSP with a group of young engineers.
Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) will be highlighting the work that ICE has been doing to encourage more young people into the civil engineering industry, according to Gordon Lindhurst MSP.

Lindhurst, Convenor of the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee, hosted a reception at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood on Wednesday 14 November to celebrate the contribution of young civil engineers to Scottish society:

“The reception gives fellow MSPs and other attendees a perfect opportunity to find out more about the work of the Institution of Civil Engineers and how they can help support more youngsters to get into the industry.
“That is absolutely vital in this Year of Young People across Scotland which I am delighted we will be highlighting in the Scottish Parliament."

Encouraging young people into the industry

As well as being the Year of Young People in Scotland, 2018 is the 200th anniversary of the founding of ICE.

More than 60 young civil engineers and ICE Scotland volunteers were at the Holyrood reception.

The event gave them the opportunity to highlight the work of the region’s members and volunteers, with a focus on the work they’ve been doing this year to encourage the next generation into the industry. 

Celebrating young engineers

Some 8,500, of ICE’s 92,000 members worldwide, live and work in Scotland.

Sara Thiam, ICE Scotland Director, said: “This year we have delivered a wide range of events to promote the work of civil engineers to the public and inspire the next generation.

“In the Year of Young People in Scotland, this event is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the work of Scotland’s young engineers and their contribution to Scottish society.”

The event also celebrated the achievements of QUEST scholars and young people who’ve received the ‘Into Civil Engineering’ bursary in Scotland.

QUEST Scholarships help civil engineers to develop their careers and gain more hands-on experience.

A range of Into Civil Engineering bursaries are available to help students for whom the cost of a student loan may prevent them from studying the subject at university.