Our 2023-24 lecture programme is now available.

The Club undertakes a range of activities, encouraging interest in Edinburgh’s history.

A series of walks and visits to local sites of historical interest take place every summer, with a busy programme of activity in 2023.

The Club also undertakes a range of projects.

Thanks to a generous legacy from Jean Guild, we have awarded small grants for projects which address the aims of the Club, which are the “study and support of all aspects of the history of Edinburgh, and the promotion and encouragement of interest in Edinburgh by means of lectures, visits, publications and appropriate activities for public benefit.”

And, in partnership with Edinburgh Libraries, the Club has launched the Jean Butchart Bursary, to create a digital catalogue of the manuscript collection held by the Edinburgh and Scottish Library. This little-known archive has a range of documents relating to the history of the city – although information on its contents is currently held on a card index.