The Society is justly pround of its Programme of events, which contribute to the realisation of the main field of activity that relates to the Society: research, as set out in the first of its Laws. As part of its charitable status the Society is required to make the results of all its activities available to the public and thus ‘educate' in the widest sense. The monthly lectures throughout the Society year, the conferences, symposia, workshops and, of course, the publications, all make this possible.  All our events are now open to non-Fellows and Fellows alike, please feel free to make others aware of our programme, a downloadable version is available here.

Most lecture meetings start at 6.00pm in Edinburgh and 7.30pm in Aberdeen.  The Anniversary Meeting (AGM) starts at 4.30pm in Edinburgh.

The venue for the Edinburgh events is the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ although the 27 January 2014 lecture joint with the NMS is to be held in the Auditorium, National Museums Scotland, Chambers Street, please enter via the Lothian Street doors and book in advance on 0300 123 6789 or book online at

Aberdeen events are held in the New King's 10, 17 High Street, Old Aberdeen AB24 3EE.  Please note that Lecture Meetings are free and open to all to attend.

The Stornoway lecture is in Stornoway Town Hall, South Beach, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2BE starting at 7.00pm

The calendar for the year 2013-2014 is presented here:

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For any further information on these and other events, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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