The Scotland Branch formed between the wars, originally as the Edinburgh Branch, and today members enjoy a varied programme of events including; Burns Supper, Scottish Members' Dinner and St Andrew's Day Dinner, as well as regular Arts Lunches with a host of interesting and entertaining speakers. Branch members meet for coffee mornings on the first Saturday of the month. These informal and popular meetings provide an opportunity to catch up with friends and enjoy an informative lecture.
Coffee mornings begin at 10.15am speaker at 10.30am. Talks may last until 11.30am. Priced at £5. Please pay on arrival.
Like many other branches, Edinburgh was home to its own clubhouse for many years, first in Charlotte Street from 1927, and then at 100 Princes Street from 1929, until 2017. Today, members can enjoy the facilities at the Waldorf Astoria - The Caledonian, for branch meetings.
Members who wish to make regular use of the food options at Galvin Brasserie De Luxe, Pompadour by Galvin & Peacock Alley will receive 10% discount (drinks not included) on production of a valid membership card. Our Commonwealth Day Lunch and AGM will be held in the Boardroom which has superb views of the Castle.
|Saturday 8 December, 10.15am||
Coffee morning and carol singing
The annual singing of seasonal carols led by the excellent choir of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church.
|Saturday 12 January, 10.15am||
Coffee morning joined by guest speaker Millie Gray, whose first book was published four years ago, and has written one a year since then. She declares you are never too old to start writing, having begun her first novel at age 75.
|Friday 18 January, 6.30pm||
Burns Night supper
We are joining with RSC for their Burns Supper. Tickets available via RSC. Toast to the lassies and reply by the Chalmers.
|Saturday 2 February, 10.15am||
Hamish ‘Half-Goat’ Odinson, of Half-Goat Leatherwork, discusses traditional leatherworking techniques.
|Wednesday 13 February, 12pm||
Anna Rathband, Filming Manager at the National Trust for Scotland, joins us as guest speaker.
£23. Includes wine.
ROSL ARTS supplement the branch event programme with a range of concerts and recitals, particularly during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.