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The Royal Scottish Society of Arts
Showcasing Scotland's Science, Technology and Innovation

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The Royal Scottish Society of Arts (R.S.S.A.) was founded in 1821 as 'The Society for the Encouragement of the Useful Arts in Scotland' and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1841. It was concerned with the fields that we would now describe as science, technology, engineering and manufacture, but which were then known as the useful arts, as opposed to the fine arts.

Today the Society aims to showcase Scotland's Science, technology and Innovation, mainly through a monthly lecture programme, excursions, promotion of Honorary Fellows, and the award of medals.

The lecture programme is given by excellent public speakers, who are distinguished in their fields of study, and the topics cover a wide range of scientific and technical issues, all pertinent to the Scotland in which we live today. Members of the public are welcome to attend these lectures.

Meetings cancelled

Due to the current pandemic the Society has decided to cancel the meetings that were due to take place on 30th March and 27th April. We hope to be able to reschedule the talks in a future session.

The AGM previously scheduled for 1st June has been postponed until later in the summer. Fellows will be informed when the new arrangements are made.

Annual Report & Accounts

The Report of Council for the year ended 31st August 2019 is now available to download and print.

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