IESIS has published its first Strategy Paper - To Engineer

IESIS is delighted to launch its first strategy paper - written by Iain MacLeod. The paper looks at the important principles behind successful engineering. The paper shows how the principles could be successfully applied in many other situations.


IESIS has published its Transactions since 1857. These annual volumes form a unique record of engineering achievements.In 2014 we updated the style and format. The transactions are now known as the IESIS Journal and are printed in full colour

The latest edition, Volume 156, has a special feature on manufacturing and contains papers and articles about methods used by leading Scottish manufacturers.

TransactionsThe following Volumes of Transactions are still available and can be purchased at a cost of £30 plus postage and packaging.
Volume 145 (2001-02) through to Volume 156 (2016-17)
Volume 129 (1985-86) through to Volume 141 (1997-98)
Volume 120 (1976-77) through to Volume 126 (1982-83)

In addition, the secretary will supply copies of individual papers from any of the Volumes of the Transactions for an administration charge of £10 plus postage and packaging. Please make your request using the form on the right.

Stephen of Linthouse - a Shipbuilding Memoir


Sandy Stephen's account of the later years of the family shipbuilding firm is a "tour de force and must be recommended for every maritime library".
It was published in hardback by IESIS in 2015.

£15 plus postage and packing


Mirror of History

Copies of the following book published by IESIS are also available on request:

Mirror of HistoryMirror of History - A Millennium Commemorative Volume containing 25 of the most influential papers from the 20th Century volumes of Transactions, published in 2000 to coincide with the Millennium celebrations. Authors include Charles Parsons, John Logie Baird, Jackie Stewart and Sir James Lighthill.

£15 plus postage and packaging