The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club

The Club has published the Book of the Old Edinburgh Club (BOEC) since 1908. The 50 volumes make up a substantial body of historical articles and source material about Edinburgh’s history.

The latest issue, Volume 17, 2021

The latest issue of the Book of the Old Edinburgh Club was published in March 2022. Get in touch if you would like a copy, or better still, join the Old Edinburgh Club!

Back issues

The original series was published in 35 volumes, 1908–1985. The new series of the Book began in 1991. The latest volume of the Book is Volume 15 (2019).

Single copies of volumes of the BOEC New Series may be purchased at the door at meetings of the Club. The latest volume is £18 per copy, the previous volume is £10 per copy, and earlier volumes (when available) are £4 each. Volumes 1, 2, 6, and 7 are completely sold out.

Copies may also be purchased by post (subject to an additional charge to cover postage and packing). Currently we charge £6 per copy for p+p within the UK. Prices outwith the UK under are under review due to the high cost of postage and handling foreign bank payments.

The Club does not generally hold copies of the Original Series for sale. However, we have made entire volumes from this Series freely available for download.

Tables of Contents


Each volume of the Original Series included an index for that volume. A cumulative index to volumes I-XX was published as volume XXI (1936). Subsequently a Draft Index of volumes XXII-XXXV was generated by merging the indices from the individual volumes. It is expected that this will eventually be published as a final Volume XXXVI of the original series. An index of New Series volumes 1-5 was included in volume 5. No index has yet been produced for later volumes of the New Series.