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Our COVID-19 Response – 2021 Update

2nd June 2021 | Categories: Uncategorised

As the time to renew Society subscriptions approaches (due 1st July 2021), we are very aware of the financial strain our Fellows may be experiencing as a result of the continued upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Therefore, Society Trustees have agreed that any Fellow suffering financial hardship due to COVID-19 can receive a 25% discount on their subscription to the Society for the 2021/2022 subscription year. All Fellows are entitled to claim this discount with no questions asked.

The Fellowship rates are:

Ordinary Fellow – £76 (£57 with 25% discount) or $112 ($84 with discount)
Family Fellow – £38 (£28.50 with 25% discount) or $56 ($42 with discount)
Over 65 Fellow – £57 (£42.75 with 25% discount) or $84 ($63 with discount)
Under 26 or Student Fellow – £21 (£15.75 with 25% discount) or $32 ($24 with discount)
Early Career Fellow – £38 (£28.50 with 25% discount) or $56 ($42 with discount)

Please see for more details on the types of subscription.

If you have any questions about your subscription, please contact

If you can pay your full subscription, or indeed donate more to help cover the costs of others’ annual membership, we would be very grateful. We value your Fellowship of the Society and subscriptions form our core income, enabling our charitable purposes to actively support the study and enjoyment of Scotland’s past.

Please pay your subscription online through the website where possible, as cheques are particularly problematic at this time and will take longer to process. You can use the discount coupon “COVID19” at checkout to apply the 25% reduction.

If you pay by other means and would like to take advantage of the 25% subscription discount, please email the office at in advance of the subscription due date.

Direct Debits will be collected as usual on 1 July or soon thereafter, please confirm to the office prior to 25 June that you wish to take advantage of the discount so that we can revise your subscription. We can offer reimbursements after the collection date if necessary.

Standing Orders will need to be adjusted by Fellows themselves, or we can offer reimbursements. Please ensure that your Standing Order subscription is up to date in any case.

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