Events

The Annual Dinner of the Club is held in March each year at which the President delivers a toast to the memory of Sir Walter.

Among other meetings there is a Joint Lecture with the University of Edinburgh English Dept.

Forthcoming Programme

Advance pre-booking preferred but for last minute tickets call the Treasurer.


Sunday 18th February at Abbotsford: An Exclusive Behind The Scenes Tour of Abbotsford with Kirsty Archer Thompson. Tickets £12 each [Limited to 20 tickets].


Thursday 1st March*: 109th Annual Dinner. Prof. Alison Lumsden, our current President, will propose the toast to The Memory of Sir Walter. Prof. Peter Garside will be in the Chair. Tickets £50 each (incl arrival drink). 

*The Annual Dinner has now been rescheduled for the 3rd May. Tickets purchased for the 1st March date are still valid and can be used for this new date. If, however, you find that you are now unable to attend please call the Hon. Treasurer to arrange a full refund. 


Thursday 5th April: A Tale of Two Homes Abbotsford and Mertoun, and Two Families –  a talk by  James Hepburne Scott. Tickets £15 each (including wine and canapés)


Thursday 17th May: Scott in the Primary School: Past and Future - a talk by Eileen Dunlop. Tickets £15 each (including wine and canapés)


Thursday 14th June: Scott's Shorter Verse: Versatility in an Edinburgh and European Poet - a talk by Prof. Peter Garside and Dr. Gillian Hughes. Tickets £15 each (including wine and canapés) 


Dates for your Diary: Saturday 18th August: Coloquium. // Thursday 6th September: Stuart Allan. //  Thursday 4th October: David Bruce. // Thursday 22nd November: Angela Esterhammer  


The venue and time information is only available to Club members.

Try Before You Buy: 

If you are not a member and would like to attend one of our regular lectures* in Edinburgh as our guest please complete the form below. (*excludes the Annual Dinner).

We are happy for you to come along to one meeting for free to see if you like the Club before offically joining.

(Or alternatively please Join the Club and we will send you an Application Form for you to order multiple tickets)

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