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Hallway - Photographer Adrian McNeece

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Scottish Arts Club
The social hub of the Arts in Scotland

Melanie McGrath (photo Patricia Grey)“Living Stories”

Scottish Arts Club Charitable Trust Event

A 2-day writer’s workshop with award-winning author Melanie McGrath

1-2 May 2015

Learn more and how to reserve a place


Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition 2015

Chairman of Judges: Alexander McCall Smith

Deadline 31 March 2015

Entry details here

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Arts Club Experience

We have newly introduced the "Arts Club Experience" for potential members. It lasts for 90 days and you may take advantage of it from now until 31st March. The offer is that you put £120 'behind the bar', which you can spend in the Club over the next 90 days. If you spend it all before the 90 days are up, you can top it up. This way, you can get to know the Club and we can get to know you. At the end of the 90 days, or even before, if you decide you would like to join the Club, we can easily facilitate your application - you will undoubtedly know people by then, as we are a very friendly Club! (In the unlikely event that you choose not to join, any residual money would be forfeited to the Club) If this appeals to you then just email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



ClubLife: March - August edition now on-line!

The latest edition of our bi-annual magazine is now available, here, with information about our upcoming exhibitions and events for the next six months. Simply click on "ClubLife", in the Menu on the left-hand side of this page, to view.


Gallery Exhibition (from 4 March 2015)


Forthcoming Gallery Exhibition (from 8 April)


Forthcoming events

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

Date Time


Recital or Talk only

R/T & meal

March 2015
Sat 28 12 noon

BBC Scotland - the First Fifty Years: an illustrated talk by Mike Shaw

Former BBC Scotland Editor, Mike Shaw, describes the story of "Auntie's" fight to be established, and its subsequent development. He will also highlight the considerable Scottish contribution to the history of British braodcasting (its founder, Lord Reith, was a Scot, for a start!), and his talk will include rare photographs, and archive audio and early television highlights.

(If you wish lunch, afterwards, please remember to book!)


Members Free,(Guests £5)  n/a
April 2015
Wed 1 7pm The Writers' Group  n/a n/a 
Fri 3 & Sat 4    Club closed for Easter holiday   
Wed 8  6pm-8pm 

Private View - Bill Gillon

As always, a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink is available for all Members and Guests who attend.

n/a  n/a 
Fri 10 7pm

Festival Insights, with EIF and EFF Directors

Another "First" for the Club - the EIF Director and EFF Chief Executive will both be at the Club, to give us insights into this year's programme. Their talk will be followed by Supper.

Due to expected demand, this event is for Members only, and will be a paid event, with Supper included. Early booking and pre-payment essential!

Paid event, with meal included £18
Fri 10  

Tonight's "Le Salon" has been cancelled, to accommodate the Festival event



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

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