IOR flying the flag in Scotland


24 June 2021
An IOR Scotland seminar

Known for its friendly professional approach, a renowned annual dinner and high quality of service to members, the Institute of Refrigeration Scotland Branch is ringing the changes through 2021.  Lizzie Dunlop explains how.

Formed in July 1975 as a branch of the Institute of Refrigeration, IOR Scotland has arranged a programme of technical meetings, training and networking events for our members in Scotland every year. Our membership consists of people from different refrigeration and air conditioning sectors that come from all over Scotland. As a branch, we have gone from strength to strength in the past few years with 2021 starting with a bang as our new chair was announced.

Familiar faces

In April, Danny Watson MInstR took over from the wonderful Julie Murray, who has been our chair for the previous three years. Jason Fraser MInstR has stepped into Danny’s old position as vice chair and is well known for having spent the past few years helping the committee in Aberdeen. We have also seen our committee grow from eight to ten, with Adam Strachan AMInstR from Star Refrigeration and Ross Kirkland AMInstR from Kirkland Refrigeration both joining the team. 

We are very proud to be growing our committee with fresh faces while being very fortunate to have the guidance and knowledge from three past chairs still sitting on the committee. 


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This year we are still in the planning stages of what our events calendar will look like. We aim to have a mixture of online and in-person training sessions as soon as the regulations allow us, including our very popular and subsidised A2L refrigerant course. 

Our ever-popular golf day planning is in ‘full swing’, and bookings for our Texas scramble are now open. This year’s event is being held on August 20 at the Dalmahoy Golf Club in Edinburgh. Places for this event are limited, so please book fast.

The crown jewel in our events calendar is our wonderful IOR Scotland Dinner. Now in its 41st year, it is an event not to be missed. Due to the pandemic, we had postponed the dinner last year, but this one is looking very positive and likely to go ahead in November as planned. The event is set to be held on November 18 at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow. We were overwhelmed with dinner applications and the event sold out within a record five days last year, with everyone wishing to carry over their places for this year! We do have a waiting list for cancellations, so please get in touch.

For information about or to book on the IOR Scotland Golf Day, Please contact [email protected]

For enquiries regarding to the IOR Scotland Dinner, please contact either [email protected] or [email protected]

  • The IOR Scotland committee members are: Danny Watson MInstR, Jason Fraser MInstR, Linda Mcvittie FInstR, Norrie Fraser MInstR, Andy Butler FInstR, Julie Murray MInstR, Alistair Fowler MInstR, Lizzie Dunlop AMInstR, Adam Strachan AMInstR and Ross Kirkland AMInstR.