In Memoriam: Eric Rose
Eric Rose, a very long-standing member of the Scottish-Finnish Society, passed away earlier this year. Eric and his wife Kerttu were very active in the society and participated in many of our events, often taking photos which he passed on for our website. He will be much missed by all of us who knew him. Our condolences go to their daughter Carol and her partner Ian.
Kerttu is in Ashley Court nursing home in Morningside and visits would be welcome from anyone who would like to drop in.
The Scottish-Finnish Society was founded in Edinburgh in 1976 to promote cultural relations between Scotland and Finland, and to encourage friendship and understanding between Finnish People in Scotland and Scottish people with Finnish associations and interests.
The Scottish-Finnish Society was founded in Edinburgh in 1976 to promote cultural relations between Scotland and Finland and to encourage friendship and understanding between Finnish People in Scotland and Scottish people with Finnish associations and interests.
The Society welcomes everyone interested in Finland to its meetings. Meetings are held approximately 8 times per annum in or around Edinburgh, Fife and further afield and take the form of social gatherings such as Vappu (1st of May), Juhannus (Midsummer Day) and Itsenäisyyspäivä (Independence Day) celebrations. More information on current events.
|Sunday 8th March 4pm to 6pm at Hemma
Pea Soup, Pancakes and Scottish Finnish Society AGM
Notice is hereby given that the Scottish Finnish Society Annual General Meeting will be held Sunday 8th March 4pm to 6pm at Hemma, The Tun building, 75 Holyrood Road . Agenda, last year's minutes and accounts will be sent prior to the meeting.
Peasoup, bread and pancakes £5 per person, students £3 and kids free. Please email email@example.com if you are attending so we can give numbers to the restaurant.
|Saturday 2nd May
Vappu Gathering at The Canons' Gait
For this year's Vappu celebrations, the Scottish Finnish Society is hosting a Vappu Gathering at The Canons' Gait bar in central Edinburgh on Saturday 2nd May. Please come and join us there - snacks will be provided and the venue has a fully stocked bar. And there may even be some Finnish favourites on the jukebox! Don't forget to dig out your student cap for the occasion, and feel free to bring friends along - all are welcome.
Date: Saturday 2nd May
|Thursday 28th May||
Thursday 28th May, 7pm, Sofi's, 63-65 Henderson St, Edinburgh EH6 6ED
Come and join us for an evening of Finnish film in the friendly atmosphere of Sofi's bar, where we'll be watching the Aki Kaurismäki film "Mies vailla menneisyyttä" ("The Man Without a Past"). Things kick off at 7pm and all are welcome to stick around afterwards for a drink and chat. Due to the size of the screening room, we will only be able to accommodate around 15 people, so make sure to turn up early and grab your place. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to come along! See above for the venue address and a map.
|Sunday 21st June
Juhannus at Edinburgh Academy School Playing Fields, New Field
***This event will go ahead whatever the weather***
Sunday 21st June, 1-4pm, Juhannus at Edinburgh Academy School Playing Fields New Field, Kinnear Road, Edinburgh, EH3 5PN
Join us for a great family day out at the SFS midsummer barbecue. As with previous years, the Scottish Finnish Society will provide wine, beer and soft drinks, plus a selection of salads and desserts - so all you need to bring is something to barbecue.
Address of venue:Edinburgh Academy School Playing Fields New Field
Entrance is via Kinnear Road.
Membership supports the activities of the society, the organisation of events in Scotland and allows us to support Finnish Schools activities. Membership costs per year are £7 for individual membership, £5 for full-time students and £11 for family membership. Membership normally runs from January each year. Discounted 3-year memberships are available at £30 for a family or £20 for an individual.
Members receive the Scottish Finnish Society newsletter and a discounted admission to fee charging SFS events.
If you would like to join the Scottish-Finnish Society or update your contact details, please complete the membership form and email it to the treasurer or print and post a copy along with your cheque (made payable to the Scottish-Finnish Society) to:SFS, c/o Rose-Marie Wahlroos
***15% off our flexible rates as a standard for all SFS members***
Loch Leven Hotel, at the foot of mighty Glencoe, is a historic ferry Inn dating back to the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie. With its relaxed atmosphere, beautiful loch-side setting and dramatic views over the gardens to the mountains, this characteristic hotel is the perfect base for short breaks in the Highlands of Scotland or for longer holidays exploring the marvels of Scotland's West Coast.
Our 12 comfortable en-suite bedrooms offer a cosy place to relax and unwind and most of our rooms have loch views. Being located in "The Outdoor Capital of the UK", our guests can also enjoy a wide variety of things to see and do from walking and climbing to Watersports and Skiing. We're also just five minutes from one of the prettiest golf courses in Scotland.
Yhteydenotot: Jessica Alakärppä & Minerva Jormola (firstname.lastname@example.org)
St Stephen’s Centre
St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, EH3 5AB
Kaikenikäiset lapset ovat tervetulleita! Pienten (0–5) kanssa lauluja, loruja ja leikkejä, isompien kanssa erilaisia tehtäviä iän ja kielitaidon mukaan.
|OSIO I||13.00-14.10||Yhteinen avaus, jonka jälkeen jakaudutaan ryhmiin. Joka viikolla oma aihe.|
Koulupäivät syksyllä 2014
|8.2.||Suomi karttana + runot/suomalainen taide + Runebegin tortut|
|1.3.||Kansanperinne, koirien kalevala + lelupäivä|
|8.3.||Vuodenkierto (vuodenajat, viikonpäivät ym.)|
|29.3.||Palmusunnuntai & pääsiäinen + puut/luonto|
|26.4.||Vappu + ruokakulttuuri + virkkaus yms. kädentaidot|
|10.5.||Äitienpäivä + suomalainen kulttuuri ja koulu|
Tervetuloa mukaan puhumaan suomea ja tutustumaan suomalaiseen kulttuuriin!
Myös apuopettajia kaivataan aina, joten ota rohkeasti yhteyttä jos kiinnostuit!
The main purpose of Finnish Schools is to support bilingualism within Finnish-British families and the first Finnish School was founded in London over 30 years ago. Currently there are at least 18 Finnish Schools all over the UK.
Glasgow Finnish School activity groups include PLAYGROUP (for children up to 2 years old), KINDERS (3 to 5 years old children) and JUNIORS (children over 5 years old), but also Finnish people without children are welcome to use the school facilities (including "Finnish shop") and to meet other Finns.
The meeting time is from 13.00 to 15.00pm during the selected Saturdays in the Pollockshaws Methodist Church, 74 Shawholm Crescent, Glasgow G43 1NY.