Upcoming Events

Opastettu kävelykierros Edinburghissa, keskiviikko 20. marraskuuta 2019

Walking tour in Edinburgh, in Finnish

Tarinankertoja Linda Perttula johdattaa retkelle Edinburghin kiehtovaan menneisyyteen, sarjamurhaajien, kummitusten ja Bobby-koiran jalan- ja tassunjäljille.

Miten noitaroviot liittyvät tulivuoriin ja keskiaikaiseen viemäröintiin? Kumpi on vanhempi, Old Town vai New Town? Miksi haudanryöstäjät olivat hyväntekijöitä?

Kierros on suunnattu aikuisille. Nuoremmat (ja herkkäsieluiset aikuiset) ovat tervetulleita, omalla vastuulla…

Punamustan sateenvarjon alla
The Scotch Whisky Experiencen edessä
354 Castlehill, The Royal Mile, EH1 2NE

Käytännön asiat:
Pukeudu lämpimästi ja vedenpitävästi! Kierros perutaan vain aivan poikkeuksellisen kamalassa säässä.
Kävely on lyhyt ja rauhallinen, mutta vanhassakaupungissa tulee väistämättä vastaan mäkiä, portaita ja epätasaisia alustoja.

Paikkoja on rajoitetusti, joten varaa omasi nyt!
Liput Eventbriten kautta:
SFS:n jäsenille 5 £
Muille 10 £

Kierroksen jälkeen halukkaat voivat jäädä johonkin sopivaan pubiin lämmittelemään.

Tervetuloa mukaan!

Link to Facebook event (same information as here).

Finnish Christmas Carols and Market, Sunday 1st December 2019

by The Finnish Language Club of Edinburgh and The Finnish Church of London

Saint Stephen’s Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Come along and experience traditional Finnish Christmas Carols brought to you by The Finnish Language Club of Edinburgh and The Finnish Church of London! The event is free and open to all public.

On Sunday the 1st of December we will start by singing some Finnish Christmas carols, after which you’ll have an opportunity to buy Finnish treats from the Christmas Market and enjoy some gingerbread, buns and mulled wine from a cafe set up by the Finnish School. Children can also make some Christmas crafts during the event. Please remember to bring some change with you.

Bring your friends, family and neighbours! Everyone is welcome regardless of Finnish language skills.

Link to Facebook event (same information as here).

Independence Day, Saturday 7th December 2019

Ukrainian Community Centre

This year, the Scottish-Finnish Society will be celebrating Finnish Independence with an evening of food, drink and music.

Join us for a Finnish-inspired three course meal at the Ukrainian Community Centre, followed by drinks in the downstairs bar. The evening will also include speeches, live music by Dominic Blaikie and Rachel Walker, and of course the traditional raffle (with Finnish prizes) and whisky roll. Come along and bring your friends and family – everyone is welcome, whether they are Finns (or SFS members) or not! Tickets are limited, so buy yours now to avoid disappointment.

Event details
Date & time: Saturday 7th December 2019, doors open at 6:30 pm, last orders at midnight
Location: Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB
Dress code: Smart casual

Ticket price:
SFS members £30 (£25 for the non-alcoholic option)
Non-members £35 (£30 for non-alcoholic option)
Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Tickets include a welcome drink and canapes, a three-course meal and half a bottle of wine per person (if the alcoholic option is chosen). Please let us know about any dietary requirements when purchasing your tickets. There is also a bar at the venue (cash and card payments accepted, no under-16s permitted in this area due to licensing restrictions). Remember to bring coins for the whisky roll and the raffle – we always have excellent prizes!

Link to Facebook event (same information as here).

Past Events

SFS saunoo – Loch Tay sauna, Saturday 27th July 2019

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.

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.