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Membership Discounts

There’s more to ScotlandIS membership than just meets the eye.

Of course, you’ll get free access to almost all of our events, and the few that are chargeable are heavily discounted, you’ll get our bulletin every other week and the option to sign up to hear specific updates around data, cyber and mobility as a service.

We’ll list your company in our member directory and give you the option of inclusion with increased exposure into our cyber and data directories*.

You and all your team gain full access to all of our cluster updates, news and opportunities, as well as early access to our research.

We’ll give you logins for all your company, so they too can take advantage of all that ScotlandIS has to offer.  We have frequent meet ups and events on marketing, sourcing talent, leadership and much more.

There are frequent updates from the whole ScotlandIS team on skills, policy, cyber, data, research and diversity that are only available to members.

Our website also functions as a promotional tool for you.  We’ll post any news, events or updates that you send us and spread the message far and wide.  Member news and events are included in our bulletin every two weeks which has an readership of over 7000 people in financial services, oil and gas, the public sector, third sector, industry and academia.

*If these are applicable to your company

Take advantage of business essentials

In addition to the promotional, networking and lobbying work the ScotlandIS team undertake on your behalf, through your ScotlandIS membership you can access a diverse range of business benefits. From essentials such as insurance, password management and accounting software to assistance with organising and hosting events, these benefits will help with the effective and efficient running of your business.

Barrhead Travel

Barrhead Travel has access to the UK’s biggest fares database, meaning that they can provide the best flight prices across more than 140 airlines – including special fares to the USA and Canada.

As one of the largest independent travel agencies in the UK, Barrhead Travel has a huge pool of specialist knowledge.  You’ll receive the best possible choice and prices, as well as impartial advice. 

Barrhead is also offering members the added perk of a guaranteed 5% discount on ABTA tour operators’ holidays, and up to 10% off Barrhead Travel own-brand holidays, with up to 14 days’ free standard European insurance*.   With 25 branches and more than 450 knowledgeable and friendly travel experts, there’s no better way to book your travel. Specialist departments, ranging from Business Travel to Cruises to the USA & Canada, and City Breaks to Faraway holidays, mean that there is a wide variety of options on offer that will appeal to all travel tastes

How to claim your discount :  Simply advise Barrhead Travel at the initial enquiry stage that you are a member of ScotlandIS, and they’ll make sure that your discount is applied.

You’ll have access to unique special offers and exclusive travel deals.  To check out what Barrhead Travel can do for you, just call 0800 083 6612 or pop into your local store for your personal quote. 

As a member of ScotlandIS, you have exclusive access to the Barrhead Travel members’ only offers, you can find these at

Borland Insurance

We are delighted to offer ScotlandIS members a bespoke insurance package through Hiscox Insurance, the market leading insurer for the ICT sector. 

Borland Insurance are a privately owned leading Independent Insurance Broker who are a client centric company that truly believe in provided the added value to our customers through market leading products, intelligent working practices and high quality service. 

Over and above all the ordinary benefits you would receive with business insurance we’ll also give you:

  • £50,000 Cyber Liability Insurance included when Professional Indemnity Insurance is selected.
  • £5m limit for Public Liability for the price of £2m.
  • Crisis Containment included free of charge (PR assistance following an insured claim to mitigate any negative publicity)
  • Business HR (access to online risk assessments, health and safety guides and a variety of employee contracts, forms, policies and templates that you may need to help you manage your staff).
  • Interest free instalments on all cases.

 Click here to download the full Hiscox information sheet and find out how Borland can help your business

To ensure that you are adequately covered at competitive premiums get in touch on 0131 221 6730 or email and our experienced staff would be delighted to assist.

Note: If you are a current client of Borland Insurance please make your Account Manager aware of your ScotlandIS membership when your renewal is due.  This will allow you to receive all the fantastic benefits of this bespoke package.

Get a free advisory insurance audit and free access to the CCRS health and safety portal

CCRS Brokers Ltd are a firm of specialist technology insurance advisers.  Based in Glasgow with a team of 30 highly qualified individuals, CCRS have a vast amount of experience in advising technology companies of the risks facing their business and of the risk management strategies and insurance cover available to help protect assets, contractual liabilities, intellectual property and cyber risk exposures.  The firm work with specialist global tech insurers to tailor competitive insurance solutions for tech businesses of all sizes across a variety of technology sectors.  

CCRS have developed the following benefits for members of ScotlandIS; 


  •  A face to face risk audit to members highlighting key risks within their business
  •  Due diligence report highlighting the suitability of existing insurance cover
  •  A premium benchmarking analysis ensuring your premium remains competitive
  •  Contract review service, outlining your legal liabilities and ensuring these dovetail with your professional indemnity insurance

 The objective of our audit is to ensure members are adequately protected and are receiving value for money from their existing insurance provisions.


 Our risk management portal ‘Business Assist’, provides members with a simple and cost-effective approach to managing Health & Safety best practice and compliance within their business, to minimise the risk of accidents, reduce claims and stabilise insurance premium. The service includes;

  •  Unlimited access to specific sector health & safety content
  •  Business hours helpline
  •  Continual updates of content to reflect changes in legislation 

To book in your free audit or to obtain access to the CCRS Risk Management Portal, please contact Scott McLuskey on 07419 905 984 or at

For all your conference call needs look no further, Creative Conferencing have you covered

Creative Conferencing are audio and online meeting experts, offering fully integrated audio, video and web conferencing solutions.  All products are cloud based, simple to operate and work from current phone and IT systems.

The team have expertise across a wide range of industries and business sectors, allowing for  the most cost effective and efficient,  online meeting and training solutions for your business. 

Creative Conferencing are proud to offer all ScotlandIS members the following promotions on audio, video and web conferencing services.

  • 25% Discount on talknow™ our audio conferencing service
  • 20% Price beat promise on your current audio conferencing service
  • Free Trial of talknow™ audio conferencing service
  • Free trial of WebEx™ web and video conferencing
  • To take advantage of these special offers email and quote promo code: SCOTIS

Terms and conditions apply

Discounted access to FreeAgent accounting software

FreeAgent is an online accounting application used by over 50,000 freelancers and small business owners worldwide. It is rated 5 stars on and was voted Best Small Business Accounting Application in the 2017 Software Satisfaction Awards. 

It lets you run your entire business from anywhere. You can send invoices, track time and expenses, analyse bank statements and build real-time accounts, all done simply with no confusing accounting jargon. 

Their customers say it puts them back in control of their business finances, and even makes doing the books fun. No, really! 

As a special offer to ScotlandIS members, FreeAgent is offering a 2 month free trial and a 10% lifetime discount if you choose to subscribe. This is on top of FreeAgent’s 50% off new customers’ first 6 months. Simply sign up here to take advantage of these great offers.

Free HR Advice for ScotlandIS Members from HR Department

Tackling difficult staffing issues, particularly with key staff members, can be difficult. Getting it technically right, whilst at the same time finding the best practical and pragmatic solution, and at the same time managing the emotions of the situation is a challenge. Why not get free help from professionals who deal with your “once in a lifetime” situations all the time. 

We are delighted to offer Scotland IS members special rates for HR advice in handling tricky staff issues or preventing people problems happening in the first place. You will get your first 30 minutes advice absolutely free, giving you the choice whether to then handle the situation yourselves or work with us at discounted rates to reach a satisfactory conclusion.

The HR Dept is one of the UK’s leading HR providers, supporting thousands of organisations in all sectors. We provide local and personal advice, and make sure that it is practical and pragmatic. We provide a comprehensive range of HR services. We have local offices in various locations across Scotland and are known for our practical and pragmatic advice.

Our key services include: 

  • HR and employment law advice line 
  • Investigations
  • Disciplinary and grievance
  • Recruitment
  • Absence management
  • Training and development
  • Coaching
  • Redundancy projects 
  • Contracts and handbooks
  • Performance management

Get in touch for 30 minutes free HR advice plus 5% off our services and training for ScotlandIS members.

Ian Pilbeam

Call: 0131 297 7545


Health & Safety Advice and Support from Health & Safety Dept

Not every business can afford to employ its own Health & Safety expert, yet the responsibilities are the same whatever your budget.

The H & S Dept give you your own named locally based expert who will work with you to build and deliver on your H & S responsibilities and fully insure you in the process.

We are delighted to offer ScotlandIS members special rates for Health & Safety Advice

You will get your first 30 minutes advice free, giving you the choice whether to then handle the situation yourselves or work with us at discounted rates to plan for a safe and secure future.

For more information please contact The H&S Dept on 0131 297 7545 or email

Take your business to the next level with leadership coaching from Leadership Factory

Personalised learning is the most effective way to make a real impact on the way you do things. That’s where coaching comes in. Our highly-rated coaching approach has helped people gain personal insight, tackle difficult situations and develop their own self-coaching ability to see them through their careers. We help people be at their best!

Coaching can provide you with support, challenge and new learning to really drive you and your organisation towards success. Leaders can use coaching to:

–          Develop their leadership style

–          Create innovative new approaches to business

–          Plan for difficult situations

And much more!

All of our coaches are highly experienced and have their own unique styles to help you unlock you and your team’s potential. They will work to ensure you have impactful experience and achieve tangible objectives and actions.

For ScotlandIS members, The Leadership Factory are offering a discount on our standard coaching package. Four half day sessions with one of our expert coaches for 10% discount and a complementary 360 degree feedback report.

Please get in contact with Brian Glennie at for more details. 

Discounted Business Travel to London with LNER

ScotlandIS has partnered with London North Eastern Railway (LNER) to offer our members discounts when travelling to/from Edinburgh, Newcastle, Durham, York and London King’s Cross.

LNER is the new operator of rail services along the East Coast Main Line between Scotland and London.

So what do you get?

  • Free wifi when travelling? It yours
  • Free power to charge your devices? Not a problem
  • Complimentary food and drink when travelling in first class? Consider it done
  • Space to work or relax? Already covered

To benefit from a 25% discount on the Standard Anytime with LNER’s new Corporate Single, and 20% off the Scottish Executive package all you need to do is contact ScotlandIS for a promo code, apply for a free business account on LNER’s online booking tool for small businesses – LNER4Business – quote the ScotlandIS members special code on your application form, and the discounts are automatically added to your account – it couldn’t be simpler.

For more information on the Standard Corporate Anytime Single offer click here  (25% discount)
For more information on the Scottish Executive Package offer click here (20% discount)

Password management with my1login

My1Login are offering 25% off an annual subscriptions for over 20 users for ScotlandIS members. 

Simply sign up and enter promo code: SIS2014

my1login solves the problem of remembering and managing your business passwords. Taking less than 5 minutes to set up, my1login works in conjunction with existing business passwords, allowing employees to access web sites with just one login.

Since employees no longer have to remember passwords, they can be made strong and unique, increasing business security.  my1login also provides an audit trail of password access, removes the problem of insecure password storage and sharing, and enables the easy ceasing of employees.

my1login improves business security and makes the web simpler for employees allowing them to sign into sites with one click.

Get 12 months of free cloud hosting from SoftLayer

Get 12 months best-in-class cloud hosting and practical advice completely free of charge with SoftLayer’s Catalyst Startup Program

Further details can be found here 

Blue Shield IT – Website Vulnerability Scan

Due to the volume of attacks and breaches on company insecure websites, and the current uncertain times we all face during COVID-19, BlueShield IT are offering to conduct a complimentary Website Vulnerability Scan for any business concerned about their security.

To register your interest, please email

Membership starts from just £100+VAT for businesses, or £20+VAT for individuals. Find out more about how we can benefit your business, and help to grow the digital economy in Scotland here, or join now below.



As a Student member you can make sure you keep ahead of the game, be aware of your prospects in the industry and get a step on the career ladder through the notification of placement and recruitment opportunities.




Individual members include contractors, retired business leaders or industry ambassadors and mentors who work within the digital technologies industry. This membership type extends to unemployed looking for job opportunities. This membership enables you to stay informed and keep connected.




Academic institutions play an important role in the digital technologies industry, in particular the development of our talent of the future. ScotlandIS membership provides support to grow your business and the industry.




Our Associate members join ScotlandIS to raise company profile and make influential connections to support business growth within the technology sector. With an Associate membership you can access our events programme, stay informed with industry news and trends and be part of a thriving community.


Early Stage


For startup companies we know the challenge is to create awareness of your business. As a ScotlandIS member you can be part of a thriving community, we can help you to build your network and raise profile. Make influential connections and stay informed to understand what your business needs as it grows



Various Options Available

We know our business members join ScotlandIS to raise company profile and make influential connections to support business growth. With a Business membership you can access our events programme, stay informed with industry news and trends and be part of a thriving community.




Our growing Gold members appreciate and value the opportunity to influence the future of the digital technologies industry. Members help to support our work with skills and start-ups and in return this work raises company profile within the industry and beyond including with the public sector.




At Platinum level, members contribute with long term strategic insight to help us shape policy and improve the health of the digital technologies industry. For many, the opportunity to give something back to the industry is very important, to ensure a robust future in Scotland for this vital industry

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