Welcome to the Old Edinburgh Club

The Club is Edinburgh’s local history society, concerned with all aspects of the city’s history and development.

For one hundred years we have encouraged interest in Edinburgh’s history through lectures and visits. We publish The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, renowned as an authoritative source for residents and researchers alike – indeed anyone who shares our delight in the city’s rich heritage. Take advantage too of our Bibliography of Edinburgh History – it’s an essential starting point for exploring your interests. 

We hope our website will help you to explore the fascinating past of Scotland’s capital. Go to the Membership page to learn how to join us in exploring Edinburgh through history. If you have a question about Edinburgh’s history, go to our Resources page for useful websites and books.

We are hosting our 2021-22 programme of events in the Augustine United Church (AUC), 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL (see map), with live streaming for members who cannot attend. Lectures begin at 7pm.

On Wednesday 15 December 2021, we have our annual Members’ Evening, this year on the theme of ‘Local History and Commemorations’.
poster for 15th December meeting