The Annual Dinner of the Club is held in May 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.

Saturday 18th August, 12:00pm: A Colloquium on The Heart of Midlothian with Prof. David Purdie. Tickets £15 each (including wine and canapés)

Thursday 6th September, 7:00pm: David Stewart of Garth, Scott’s “Highlander of the Old Stamp”. a talk by  Dr. Stuart Allan. Tickets £15 each (including wine and canapés) 

Friday 21st September, 2:30pm at Dryburgh Abbey: Laying of Wreath at Sir Walter Scott's grave by our former Chairman, Alasdair Hutton. Admission to the Abbey grounds £6.00 / £4.80conc. / FREE for Historic Scotland or English Heritage Members. Please buy tickets at the venue on the day, or in advance from the Historic Scotland website.

Thursday 4th October, 5:15pm: What Sir Walter Scott did for Hollywood –  a talk by David Bruce as part of a Joint Event with the English Department of Edinburgh University. Tickets free

Thursday 29th November, 7:00pm: Scott and the world in 1824 - a talk Prof. Angela Esterhammer.  Tickets £15 each (including wine and canapés)

Date for your Diary: 

Thursday 2nd May, 6:30pm: 110th Annual Dinner. Sir Maxwell MacLeod, 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 venue 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)