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The Team

Welcome to the first SQL Server user group to serve Glasgow, Scotland. Our group focuses on data professionals who work with Microsoft’s data platform & related products and technologies.  Often presented by our members and recognized community leaders equally, meeting content is designed to enlighten the audience and help professionals keep their skills up to date in an ever evolving industry.

Meetings and membership are free to anyone interested in learning more or sharing their own knowledge & experience with the SQL community. We’re always growing! Curating content, speakers and organizing meetings is done voluntarily by our leaders;


Robert French

From the first day at university when Robert was introduced to a mainframe computer, it was love at first sight. Since then Robert has worked hard to establish a career in Business Intelligence. Having worked in a diverse range of industries such as Banking, Retail, Architecture, and now Grant Management software. Currently the co-organizer of the Glasgow SQL Server user group and always on the look out for more computer mischief, or just general mischief.

Craig Porteous

Craig is a Microsoft certified Data Engineer working with Incremental Group. He has more than 10 years working with the Microsoft Data Platform and related technologies, supporting global BI Environments, automating process with PowerShell and implementing BI Solutions. Craig is actively involved in the SQL community as a co-leader of the Glasgow SQL User group & creator of the SQLGLA Event in Scotland. Craig also writes for SQL Shack & maintains a blog.


Louise Paterson



If you have any questions, comments or suggestions email us at: or get in touch on Social media @SQLGlasgow #sqlglasgow. We would love to hear from you!