Scotland's trade association for the electrical industry


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Welcome to the website of SELECT – Scotland’s trade association for the electrical industry.

Founded in 1900, SELECT is an independent and autonomous association representing the interests of Members, driving up industry standards, ensuring that work carried out by Member companies is of the highest quality and training the electricians of the future.

This website is to give you the information you need about who we are and what we do.  Please have a good look at what we offer. 

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SELECT for the Scottish electrotechnical industry


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Serving the statutory and personal development needs of the electrical industry.

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Latest News

CBI Affiliation to Better Together Campaign

Last week the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) announced its affiliation to the Better Together campaign against Scottish  independence.  As SELECT’s position on the independence debate has always been one of neutrality, we have written the following open letter to Iain McMillan, Chief executive of CBI Scotland.

Dear Iain,

We were interested this morning to learn that CBI is affiliating to the Better Together campaign against Scottish Independence.

This letter is to make


Employment Allowance

The start of the new tax year sees the launch of the Employment Allowance, which will enable 1.25m businesses and charities to cut up to £2,000 from their employer Class 1 National Insurance Contributions (NICs).

According to statistics produced by the Treasury, 450,000 businesses will be taken out of paying employer NICs altogether in 2014/15 and 35,000 charities will benefit by around £45m in total. A business employing 10 adults on


Norwegian trade association visits the Walled Garden

A technical committee from the Norwegian trade association for the electrical industry (NELFO) visited the SELECT offices at the Walled Garden yesterday. The delegation had a tour of our premises and met with Newell McGuiness (Managing Director), Dave Forrester (Head of Technical Services) and Bob Cairney (Technical Services Manager) to exchange ideas and information.

SELECT is committed to working with other European and international electrical trade associations to reflect together


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