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Hallway - Photographer Adrian McNeece

Welcome to the

Scottish Arts Club
The social hub of the Arts in Scotland

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Due to unforeseen circumstances,  "Young and Bloody Scotland" has been postponed. The revised date will be announced later in the year.


Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition 2015 - Now closed to entries

Chairman of Judges: Alexander McCall Smith

Entry details here

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Scottish Arts Club Festival 2015 Events

A number of events are taking place in the Club during the Edinburgh Festival. They include Kathy Crawford Hay and David Lyle reprising the successful "Songs of Love and War", and Club stalwarts Prof. David Purdie, David Ingram and Cameron Goodall bringing the "Titans of the Enlightenment" to life.

We are privilleged to have "The Stirling Tapestries", designed by Craigie Aitchison RA for the Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle, on display, as well as jewellery from Rosie Kimber (VAS Award Winner).

This year's Festival Exhibition will be of works by Gordon Mitchell RSA.


Appeal for Nepal (until 5 July 2015)

George McBean lived and worked with his family in Nepal for 7 years and visited Nepal many times thereafter. His love of the place and people motivated him to pull out his old photographs and present this photographic exhibition to raise funds for the Nepal Disaster Relief following the recent devastating earthquakes. The Club has waived its normal sales commission on this exhibition, to maximise the monies going to Nepal. For those of you who don't buy George's works, your contribution to the Appeal can be made directly, through a collection taken at the bar. 

The exhibition is presented in the Geddes Gallery.

Gallery Exhibition (from 3 June 2015)

 GlasgowArtClubExhibition invite

for more information...


Forthcoming events

Please note that all Club events run under the Chatham House Rule.

Date Time


Recital or Talk only

R/T & meal

July 2015
Wed 1 7pm The Writers' Group - now Wednesday, 8th July n/a n/a
Fri 3 6pm on

Le Salon

Conversation, discussion, music (possibly), unpredictability (definitely) - all of these and more in the (very) sociable atmosphere on the first Friday of every month, in the Club Room.

n/a n/a
Wed 8 6pm-8pm Private View - Professional Members' Exhibition n/a n/a
Wed 8  7pm

The Writers' Group  (originally scheduled for Wednesday, 1st July)

Come and join a very diverse group of writers of Fiction, Faction, Memoir and Poetry.

n/a n/a
Fri 19 6.30pm-8.30pm

Edinburgh International Book Festival - at alk by its Director, Nick Barley

Come and hear Nick Barley talk about the exciting programme for this year's Book Festival, with background stories of how the 2015 event has evolved and come together. 

This is an all-ticket event, with drinks and canapés. (Booking and pre-payment essential.)

Paid Event £10 per person
Sat 18 12 noon

Duelling Duets at Noon - a recital of some of their favourite piano duets, by Club Members Alan Jacques and David Lyle 

Lunch available afterwards - please book!

Members FREE, Guests £5 n/a
Thu 23 6pm-8pm

Members' and Friends' Evening

Enjoy meeting and welcoming new and prospective Members, and friends, to the Club, with a complimentary drink to start the evening. 

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To book, please contact the Club. More and later events are in the diary.

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