Upcoming Events

SFS saunoo – Loch Tay sauna

Do you feel like summer isn’t really summer until you’ve had a proper sauna, ideally with a dip in the sea or a lake? Have you spent ages searching for a proper Finnish sauna in Scotland? Can you think of nothing better than getting sweaty with a bunch of friends?

Then we have just the thing for you! After last year’s successful visit to the sauna at Loch Tay, the Scottish-Finnish Society has now reserved the whole sauna for two hours on Saturday 27th July to allow our members and friends to enjoy the sauna, the loch (with a slide!), the bar, the view and some excellent company.

Tickets can be bought via Eventbrite:
* SFS Members £8
* Non-members £10

Children will also need a full-price ticket.
Tickets are capped at 25, so don’t leave it too late or you might miss out!

All attendees will make their own way to the sauna, but we encourage people to use the comments section of this event (on Facebook) to organise car sharing. Taymouth Marina is a 2-hour drive from Edinburgh.

The ticket price includes towel hire, but please bring a bathing suit as we are not in Finland 😉

Also note that this is a licensed venue selling food and drinks, so unfortunately we can’t bring our own food and beverages.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Past Events

Midsummer Barbecue, Sunday 23nd June 2019

Annual family-friendly midsummer barbecue at Edinburgh Academy Playing Fields.

Vappu Picnic and Pub Night, Saturday 4th May 2019

Picnic in The Meadows and a pub night at St Andrews Brewing Co., Potterrow.

AGM and Pub Quiz, Saturday 23rd March 2019

Annual General Meeting and pub quiz held at Sofi’s Southside.

Independence Day Ceilidh, Saturday 8th December 2018

2018 Independence Day celebration consisted of ceilidh along with Maamme laulu, whisky roll, raffle, and drinks and socialising.

Midsummer Barbecue, Sunday 24th June 2018

Annual family-friendly midsummer barbecue at Edinburgh Academy Playing Fields.


Vappu, Saturday 5th May 2018

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 2018

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 2017

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.