Upcoming Events

In December, there are not one, not two but three events coming up – covering Edinburgh and Glasgow – to celebrate Suomi 100! See below for all the details.

Scottish-Finnish Society Independence Day Reception
Monday 4th December, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Edinburgh – by invitation

To mark this very special year for Finland, this year’s celebration is being organised by the Honorary Consulate in Edinburgh and will take place in the beautiful surroundings of The Signet Library in the city centre. The event will take the form of a champagne reception with entertainment provided by Glasgown Laulu choir and an ensemble from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra playing Sibelius. There will be absolutely no charge to members and the event is by invitation – please RSVP as specified on the invitations.

We hope you can join us for what is bound to be a very special event with a unique atmosphere – celebrating a prominent date in the calendar!

Akva and the Scottish-Finnish Society celebrate 100 Years of Finland!
Wednesday 6th December, 6 p.m. onwards, Edinburgh – tickets available soon

Nordic bar Akva in Edinburgh’s Fountainbridge area is devoting the evening of Independence Day to Finland’s 100th birthday! Together with the Scottish-Finnish Society, it’ll be celebrating with food, music, drinks and entertainment – and of course, lots of quintessentially Finnish ingredients thrown into the mix (did someone say salmari and lonkero?!)

An Eventbrite link for tickets is coming soon – watch this space!

West of Scotland Finns Independence Day Gala Dinner
Wednesday 6th December, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Glasgow – tickets now available

Join West of Scotland Finns to celebrate 100 years of Finland in the heart of Glasgow! The event is taking place at the Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, G1 3SF, and tickets include a toast on arrival, an aperitif, a three-course meal plus coffee, and the evening’s programme. Dinner will be served from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Get your tickets here (£40 per head, £35 concession).

The link includes information about menu choices (please advise of any food allergies or intolerances) and details for making payment.


Past Events

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.