All of the events at the Scottish Arts Club are open to the public and you can find more details of them here on the club’s website (and also details of how to join).

In August, The Scottish Arts Club becomes Festival Fringe Venue 310 and will also become the ClubFest home to local, national and international performers at selected times.

Why not get your Edinburgh Festivals off to a good start with a Whisky & Salmon Tasting evening on August 3rd then follow up with classical recitals, cabaret, jazz, poetry, a Gin Tour of Scotland, harp music and history, or a touch of Arthur Sullivan, during lunchtime or evening performances.

Tickets are available from the Bar or on the door 30 minutes before each performance. Please click on this link for full details.

The Festival Exhibition is of work by John Mooney RSA RSW from   until 



The ERRAID Residency – 6 ° W E S T – Opening and Talk

Following a residency on the Island of Erraid, a tidal island off the south-west coast of Mull, the Artist’s collective 6 ° W E S T created a set of unique postage stamps in response to the life and works of Robert Louis Stevenson and his connection to the island (and the island’s connection to the Lighthouse Stevensons).

In addition to the Exhibition Opening, a talk will be given by the Robert Louis Stevenson Society.

6 ° W E S T  is Anne Devine, David Faithfull, Alicia Hendrick and Mhairi Killin

The Exhibition will be available for the Festival Period in the McTaggart Room (Dining Room).

29 July 2018

‘Fete Champetre’
Garden Party 2018

This year’s Garden Party will take the form of a Fete Champetre.
This was an outdoor entertainment popular with 18th century French aristocracy who would take picnics into their landscaped gardens in order to recreate a pastoral idyll.

Steve at the Club is going to provide luxury picnic baskets at £25 a head based on those provided at Glyndebourne by Fortnum and Mason, and trestle tables will be provided for those who do not want ‘dejeuner sur l’herbe’.

There is no need to dress up in 18th century costume but it would be good if you would dress as you would for a special occasion like Ascot.
Click here for more information.

2 August 2018

A unique opportunity to taste more than 20 acts from this year’s Fringe
Festival at The Scottish Arts Club.

Admission charge – £10 at the door.

Tickets cover all day entry to the Club so you may come and go as you please.

Snacks, sandwiches and refreshments will be available all day.

3 August 2018

Lunch at the club followed by a group visit to St Cuthbert’s Church to see the Bill Viola exhibition.  Guided tour of the church and its historic connections from the minister, Peter Sutton.

This church provides an evocative location for work by an artist who consistently explores such universal human experiences as spirituality, birth, and death.The piece is ‘Three Women (2008)’ which has been shown previously in an ecclesiastical setting and has most recently been on display in the Grand Palais, Paris and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

Whisky & Salmon ~ A Taste of Scotland
6.30pm – 8pm

ClubFest 2018 gets off to a terrific start with an evening of excellent Glenfiddich whiskies teamed with mouth-watering smoked salmon.  Mark from Wm Grant and Ross from the Heatherfield Smokehouse will talk you through a brief history of Glenfiddich, the use of their whisky in the production of smoked salmon and the workings of the Smokehouse itself.
And you get to eat and drink the samples ! Mmmmm!
£20 / £17 concession / Tickets in advance from the Bar

4 August 2018

Elena Fischer-Dieskau
Piano Recital
6.00pm – 7pm

ClubFest 2018 welcomes back concert pianist
Elena Fischer-Dieskau for a one-off piano recital at the Club this August.  Recognised for her elegant and stylish performances, Elena will present

Schubert 4 Impromptus Op. 90
Chopin Nocturnes (Selection)
Ravel Une barque sur l’ocean
Bortkiewicz Etudes 6,7,8,9,10 Op. 33

£15 all seats / Tickets in advance from the Bar

20 August 2018

You are cordially invited to an evening of Mendelssohn’s music at the Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh, which includes a short documentary film by Matt Jones on Mendelssohn’s 1829 visit to Scotland.

This event will run from 4.30pm to 7pm on Monday 20th August 2018.

Sparkling wine and canapes will be served.

This is sponsored by Applecatcher Films.

RSVP to the Scottish Arts Club, 24 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2BW, tel 0131 229 8157

24 August 2018

Are you ready for a life change?

Alexandre Prevert

Alexandre Prevert is a 21 year old French concert pianist who graduated from Conservatoire de Paris. This event is an invitation to go on a musical and poetic journey through time and history, focusing on great classical music composers and great poets, staged in a simple fashion accessible to all audiences. Composers include Schubert, Wagner, Liszt, Beethoven, Bach, Paganini. Poets include Byron, Blake, Henley, Shakespeare, Bronte.

Tickets £10 (£12) from the Scottish Arts Club Office