The Scottish Arts Club
Minutes from Princes Street, miles from stress
The Scottish Arts Club is a great place to cool down and warm up, to unwind and be revived by good food, good drink and good company. It is somewhere to relax, meet and make friends, encounter aacquaintances, discuss matters of moment, or just peruse the papers and magazines with a cup of coffee or a dram.
The Club is right in the middle of Edinburgh, very near the west end of Princes Street. Our elegant Georgian Club House looks over Rutland Square's peaceful garden and provides a sanctuary from banal bars, cacophonous cafes, rowdy restaurants and strident streets. Here, gentle conversations and lively discussions refresh your spirits and enrich your life.
In the Club, you can hear yourself think and you can talk to anyone, because our Club prides itself on its sociable atmosphere. Our policy is that nobody sits alone, unless they want to - and that no one is needlessly disturbed. Club members and their guests jealously guard the relaxed and friendly character of the place and our staff play an important part in sustaining this.
We run an eclectic programme of diverse events for members and guests, who come to enjoy regular exhibitions of paintings and a busy series of lectures, talks, films, music, and other entertainments. We have an on-line members' magazine, ClubLife, publilcly accessible, here, which includes our programme of events over six months, as well as articles, reviews and opinions on all aspects of the Arts.
Our professional members include painters and sculptors, movie-makers and muscians, planners, playwrights and poets, novelists and journalists, architects and designers, dancers and diplomats. Lay members range from academics, accountants and administrators, to dentists and doctors, lawyers and librarians, and scientists and students, all with an interest in the Arts.
The Scottish Arts Club was founded by a group of artists in 1872 and moved to Rutland Square in 1895. We intend to be here for a long time to come! Click here for more about our history.
10.30am to 11pm Tuesday to Saturday. The Club is closed on Sundays and Mondays and during the Easter, Christmas and New Year periods. For these closure dates ,please check with the Club Office 7 days before the relevant holiday season.