IFST Scotland Branch

The IFST Scotland Branch has a rather small but active committee. They collaborate on a number of events with other stakeholders, like SFDF and tend to focus on events where students/careers are topical.

Meet the Scotland Branch Committee

Chair: Ruth Birt 

Secretary: Jonathan Wilkin

Minutes Secretary:  Phylis Brown

Other members:  Carol Donnelly, Christine Fraser, Joyce Hamilton, Rachel Mirfattahi and Brian Wood

Upcoming events



Students and competitions

IFST offers national and regional opportunities for students with deadlines staggered throughout the year. 

Find out more



Members of the IFST Scotland Branch can use the Branch Forum to communicate with each other. Please note that you need to be logged in to the website to access it.

Visit the forum 



The Scotland Branch regularly works with the following organisations: 

Scottish Food & Drink Federation

Abertay University

Glasgow Caledonian University

R-Biopharm Rhône Ltd.

and many more...

Get involved

If you would like more information about how to get involved with the Branch, please contact us

IFST Impact Award

We value the important contribution that volunteers bring to the work and life of the Institute. Without the contribution of the volunteers who serve on committees, branches and special interest groups, we would find it difficult to achieve the strategic priorities set out by the Board of Trustees. The Impact Award is an opportunity for volunteers to showcase an innovative activity which has been undertaken which meets the following criteria.

  1. Is new and has been undertaken in the last 12 months which delivers measurable impact to any/any/all IFSTs strategic priorities, or
  2. Is an existing activity which has undergone an adaptation or change in order to deliver an enhanced impact linked to any/all of IFSTs strategic priorities, and which 
  3. Is scalable and sustainable. 

Previous winners:

2020 IFST Northern Ireland Branch and Eastern Branch 

2019 IFST Student Group

2018 IFST Student Group

2017 IFST Sensory Science Group

Find out more about the previous winners, entry criteria and submissions here.