Our events, looking forward

Thursday 1st December 2022 Coronavirus update. Covid-related restrictions have greatly eased and our programme of events restarted on 1st November with an excellent talk by John Gilmour.  We look forward to continuing our normal activities in the new year and details of the next events will be posted here.  Please …


Norwegian-Scottish Friendship Our Association, which meets in Edinburgh, is one of 7 Norwegian-Scottish friends societies in Scotland. There are also societies in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dunfermline, the Highlands, Orkney, and Shetland, as well as the students society, NORSA, in Edinburgh.


Norway’s tartans Norway enjoys a long tradition of tartan. A tartan ‘mønster’ – not a euphemism for Scotland’s ‘Nessie’ – is a tartan ‘check’ or ‘skotskrutet’. Several Norwegian tartans, both tradtional and contemporary, are registered in the Scottish Register of Tartans, the national repository of tartan designs maintained by the National …


Bergen refuge for fleeing Scottish Marquis John Graham, 1st Marquis of Montrose (1612-50), Covenanter turned Royalist, was forced to flee Scotland after defeat at the battle of Philiphaugh. Choosing to escape to Norway, he had his men search all the coast and harbours to the north of his Montrose home …


Syttende Mai i Edinburgh Edinburgh’s Syttende mai parade – the 17th May or Norwegian Constitution Day parade traditionally takes place along the capital’s main thoroughfare, Princes Street. At the boom of Edinburgh Castle’s ‘one o’ clock gun’, the pigeons fly and the parade begins!