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Scottish Ruby User Group


The Scottish Ruby User Group is a collection of people who are linked with Scotland and have an interest in Ruby and Ruby on Rails. We meet every month in Edinburgh for presentations from members and guests, and a chat about Ruby and related subjects. All are welcome, and there are no subscriptions or costs involved.

Meetings are announced in advance on the mailing list, Meetup, and Open Tech Calendar, and follow our code of conduct.

Meeting up

We currently meet online on the second Thursday of the month at 18:00. Currently we’re experimenting with the most appropriate video conferencing solution. Links will be posted the day before if you’re signed up on Meetup.

Mailing List

You can browse and subscribe to the list using the ScotRUG Google Group information page. The list is for announcements of activities and general Ruby support and discussion; feel free to post any questions you may have.


We have a Freenode channel #scotrug, though it’s quite quiet. There’s also the Gitter channel around the ScotRUG github repository. It is also quiet.

Code of Conduct

To ensure we provide a welcoming and friendly environment for all, attendees, speakers, organisers, and volunteers at any ScotRUG meetup are required to conform to our code of conduct.

Organizers will enforce this code throughout the meetup and meetup-related social events.


Videos of previous presentations have been provided courtesy of Cultivate.

Merry Ruby Christmas 2021!

posted 09 Dec 2021

Unbeliveable, it’s already December. Days are short (therefore nights are long). It is this time of the year in Scotland when the outside is dark and cold, temperature can go below 0 but that won’t stop us from enjoying what the country has to offer during this festive period. Therefore, Scotrug will meet again this month!

Where and When?

The second Thursday this month is the 9th of December, and we’ll aim to start at our usual time of 18:00. The pandemic is still on - beware of the new Omicron variant, so we’re still meeting online; Since we’re meeting virtually, we’ll send out a link via our Meetup page for the event.


As per usual, we are in December, which means we have had insights on what the new Ruby version might look like. As a result, we will have a look at what the new version will bring, what has changed, what’s new, how does everyone feel about it - let’s talk !

If you are new to Ruby, this is a good introduction to get insights on how Ruby shares new version and what it looks like, so come along and let’s discuss all the Ruby things!

Kevin & James

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