About the Mining Institute of Scotland

The Mining Institute of Scotland is a professional body for the advancement of all perspectives of minerals (including oil and gas) and mining.  Its objectives are to promote and develop every aspect of minerals and mining science, engineering and technology and this is achieved by providing information and related services, and influencing key opinion formers in government, industry, academia, the public and professions. The Institute holds regular meetings, organises a full programme of events and deals with applications for Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer and Engineering Technician status.

The Institute has as members a very wide range of minerals professionals, including geologists, geo-technical engineers, mining engineers, electrical / mechanical engineers, petroleum and drilling engineers and extractive metallurgists - many with overlapping skills. Mining, quarrying, extraction, processing - we are all practitioners in the one subject area - that of naturally occurring materials, be it oil, coal, bulk minerals or metals.

The professional world of the engineer continues to evolve. The Engineering Technology Board has replaced the Engineering Council. On 26 June 2002 the merger of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy with the Institute of Materials was officially recognised by the Privy Council as the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining. The Mining Institute of Scotland will retain a strong sense of identity within this greater body.

Visitors are invited to look at the news webpage to see the latest update on affairs of the Institute. Here you will be able to read about the project that describes a History of The Mining Institute of Scotland but not in a chronological order as can be found on the History webpage.