Franco-Scottish Society of Scotland was founded in Edinburgh in 1895. It is
one of three Franco-Scottish Societies, all of which maintain close links
with one another. The Association Franco-Écossaise began life in Paris in 1896, and the Franco-Scottish Society
of Canada was re-launched one hundred years later.
Franco-Scottish Society of Scotland is an independent organisation
recognised as a Scottish Charity (No SCO02507). Its members are spread over
seven Branches: in Aberdeen, Dumfries and
Galloway, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Helensburgh, Perth
and St Andrews. National office-bearers and
Branch representatives form the Council of the Society which meets twice a
year, generally in November and March. The different Branches host the
Annual General Meeting in rotation.
From the outset the Society aimed to foster contacts between the
French and the Scots and to develop their traditional friendship
enshrined - since at least 1295 - in the Auld Alliance. Through
educational, cultural and social activities, the Society continues
to pursue these objectives today, believing that the development of
Franco-Scottish relations in the European Union and also in the
Commonwealth are as important as they have ever been.
the Society offers a focus for individuals and groups who wish to keep
in touch with
France, its culture, language,
attitudes and current affairs. No specialist knowledge of
or of the French language is necessary, but native speakers of French
are of course particularly welcome.
To have details of the current Branch Programs, or to
have information about the annual subscription and how to become a
member, please click on one of the links. The National Secretary and
the Branch Secretaries will be happy to answer enquiries made by
E-mail, letter or telephone.
Honorary Presidents: Lord Balfour
of Burleigh, HE The French Ambassador.
President: Professor Sir
General Secretary: Elizabeth Baird
Treasurer: Tom Wight