Edinburgh Local Group


We arrange an annual programme of talks and workshops intended to appeal to anyone with an interest in statistics. Talks to our local group are generally applied and relatively non-technical as our usual audience includes non-academic as well as academic statisticians.

All of our events are free, and are open both to members of the RSS and to non-members. We typically organise 6-8 events per year, which are usually held on a Tuesday evening. Refreshments are available beforehand, and events are usually followed by a trip to either a pub or a restaurant.


Chair: Jake Ansell (University of Edinburgh)
Secretary: David Ewing (BioSS)
Treasurer: Katy Barratt (Retired)

Committee Members

Scott Heald (Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland)
Cecilia Macintyre (Scottish Government)
Ron Smith (Retired)
Ailith Ewing
Tess Vernon (BioSS)

Future meetings

For details of upcoming meetings: visit the events calendar

Additional Information

Annual Report 2018
Mailing list: please contact Jiayi Liu
Twitter: @RSSEdinburgh