The Perth Branch of the Franco-Scottish Society was established in 1947, based on the friendships established between local people from the area and French people exiled as a consequence of the Second World War. Read more...
The membership includes: native French speakers, students of the French language and those with a love of France and want to learn a bit more about its culture and way of life
The branch currently has 36 members who meet on a monthly basis to socialise and listen to talks delivered in French (with English sub-titles). Meetings take place in the evenings at the "Royal George Hotel" Perth, which provides a friendly and pleasant ambience ideally suited to our purpose.
The Committee for the Perth Branch is responsible for arranging the season's program and other activities organised throughout the year. The committee is also responsible for identifying student's who are worthy recipents of the grants made available through the Alexander Gray Fund. These are annual awards and open to any student from the area, studying higher French.
The River Tay, Perth
What we want to achieve
From the outset the Branch has tried to foster relations with France and people from the local area, with an aim to learn more about our shared histories and culture. A large part of the Society's mission is to encourage young people to learn French and support cultural exchanges between the two Nations.
The branch has forged close links with Perth's twinning association, the "The Friends of Cognac" and many of our members participate or belong to both groups.
The branch is also keen to associate with other groups with common interests, if you think there is a mutual benefit feel free to contact us by email.
Through our support of the French Film Festival, the "Perth Film Society" has become aware of the Franco-Scottish Society and makes a special effort to screen some French Films during their season. This is much appreciated by our members and a valued addition to their social lives, click to view a printable version of this season's programme.
Interested in becoming a member?
To obtain details of the current Branch Programmes or information about the annual subscription and how to become a member, please feel free to send us an email.