SRA Scotland

SRA Scotland aims to provide a networking function for people engaged in social research across a wide range of organisations.  We deliver a wide-ranging programme of activity for social researchers or those with an interest in social research in Scotland. This includes:

  • A structured training programme of courses in Scotland. They are generally at foundation level for early career stage researchers though we have recently delivered some more advanced courses such as the course on research evaluation.  Please see our Training page for details and booking of of all courses.  If you have any queries about training please email Lindsay Adams, the course and event administrator:  Lindsay [dot] Adams [at] the-sra [dot] org.uk
  • Seminars and events on topics of interest to the social research community in Scotland, some of which are free to attend. These provide an excellent forum for social researchers from universities and colleges and the private, public and voluntary sectors to meet and discuss issues of mutual concern and to share good practice.

Upcoming events in Scotland

‘Where now for the random probability survey?’

14 September 2017, Edinburgh.

Expert speakers consider the options as face to face surveys come under increasing pressure. Please see the events page  for details and to book a place.


SRA Scotland Committee
The current SRA Scotland committee is formed of researchers who work in the public, private, voluntary and academic sectors and we aim to ensure that our membership captures the diversity of the social science community in Scotland.  We meet around once a month to arrange events, training and seminars and we are always very happy to welcome new members to the Committee, so if you are interested in coming along and getting involved, please get in touch with Sophie Ellison via admin [at] the-sra [dot] org.uk