Upcoming Events

Midsummer Barbecue, Sunday 24th June

Join us on the afternoon (1-4 PM) of Sunday 24th June for our annual SFS barbecue – we’ll be back at Edinburgh Academy Playing Fields, just off Kinnear Road. Please note that we’ll be at the OLD PAVILLION this year rather than the New Pavilion that was used last year.

As is tradition, just bring along something to put on the grill and we’ll provide the rest – the barbecue itself, salads, rolls, condiments and so on. Soft drinks will also be provided, but feel free to bring along anything you’d like to drink in addition to that.

Most importantly, EVERYONE is welcome, whether you’re a member or not, Finn or not, and whatever your age – there will be games and plenty of space to spread out for a picnic and catch up with friends.

Entrance costs £5 for members and £7 for non-members; simply pay on the day (please bring cash).

Hope to see you there!

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Past Events

Vappu, Saturday 5th May

Vappu picnic in the Meadows organised together with Suomi-koulu, followed by a pub night at the downstairs bar of Moriarty on Lothian Road.

Annual General Meeting and The Great Finnish Bake Off, Saturday 17th March

This year we called for all home bakers and paired our AGM with the great Finnish bake off where all competitive bakers could bring their greatest creations for others to taste. The event took place in Edinburgh Ukrainian Club.

Scottish-Finnish Society Independence Day Reception
Monday 4th December

To mark the very special year for Finland, the celebration was organised by the Honorary Consulate in Edinburgh and took place in the beautiful surroundings of The Signet Library in the city centre. This was a champagne reception with entertainment provided by Glasgown Laulu choir and an ensemble from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra playing Sibelius.

Akva and the Scottish-Finnish Society celebrate 100 Years of Finland!
Wednesday 6th December

Nordic bar Akva in Edinburgh’s Fountainbridge area devoted the evening of Independence Day to Finland’s 100th birthday together with the Scottish-Finnish Society – including salmari and lonkero!

Midsummer/Juhannus, Sunday 25th June 2017

Our family-friendly event with barbecue was held on the familiar premises of Edinburgh Academy Playing Fields, this time in the New Pavilion.

SFS Independence Day Celebration, Saturday 10th December 2016

To celebrate the 99th anniversary of Finnish independence, we were delighted to attend a reception held for the Society by the Rt. Hon. Donald Wilson, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, at the City Chambers. See photos from the reception below.

Midsummer/Juhannus Barbecue, Sunday 26th June 2016

Our annual Midsummer Barbecue took place on Sunday 26th June on an afternoon that started with glorious sunshine and ended with a typically Scottish downpour – but it didn’t dampen our spirits or our grilling endeavours! Below are some pictures from what was a fun afternoon for families and groups of friends. You can also see some on our Facebook page.

Annual General Meeting and Pub Quiz, Saturday 19th March 2016

Our Annual General Meeting was held at The Canons’ Gait pub in Edinburgh in March 19th, followed by a Scottish-Finnish pub quiz.