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Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland

Founded in 1875, and now trading as the Chartered Banker Institute, it is the oldest professional organisation for bankers in the world. It is the only professional body entitled to make the award of Chartered Banker.

David Hume Institute

Edinburgh Based Institute promoting and holding informed debate on public policy.

Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) The oldest teacher’s union in the world.

Founded in 1847 and granted its Royal Charter by Queen Victoria, it isĀ  the only union able to award degrees.

Historic Environment Scotland

Formed in 2015 by a merger between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.

Institute of Aquaculture (IoA), University of Stirling

The IoA is world leading institute with over 80 staff and 70 postgraduate students solely focused on research and teaching underpinning aquaculture.

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)

The world’s first professional body of accountants, having received its Royal Charter in 1854. The letters CA are the exclusive privilege of ICAS members in the UK.

Scottish Oceans Institute

Established within St Andrews University in 1884 by William Carmichael McIntosh as the St Andrews Fisheries Laboratory, which became the Gatty Marine Laboratory in 1896.

Scottish Women’s Rural Institute (SWRI)

In 2015 the word rural will be removed from the institute’s title which will change to the Scottish Women’s Institute (SWI). The purpose of the institute is to promote the preservation and development of Scotland’s traditions, rural heritage and culture. Education and training of home skills, family welfare and friendship.

Strathclyde Space Institute

A multi-disciplinary venture addressing key challenges in space systems engineering, satellite applications and access to space.

Scottish Achievement, Influence & Heritage is a work in progress