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.

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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.

The Society also runs a Finnish School for children of British-Finnish families, where the children can meet in a Finnish-speaking playgroup/school. Suomi Koulu is held in Edinburgh and Glasgow.


Date Event
22nd June

Juhannus at Edinburgh Academy School Playing Fields New Field

***This event will go ahead whatever the weather***

22nd June, 1-4pm,  Juhannus at Edinburgh Academy School Playing Fields New Field, Kinnear Road, Edinburgh, EH 3

Join us for a great family day out in the SFS midsummer barbecue. As previous years Scottish Finnish Society will provide wine, beer and soft drinks, a selection of salads and desserts, all you need to bring is something to barbecue.

We have fun games (and prizes) for children and we’ll get a friendly game of pesapallo going for the adults. Please feel free to bring any of your own kites, boules, frisbees etc. We also have a couple of bags of finnish literature for your to pick up for a small donation.

Tickets are available from the gate at £5 per person for members of either society and £7 for non members – children under 14 come free.

This year we shall go ahead come rain, hail or shine as in the event of bad weather we can use the pavilion! The Swedish Society is joining a different event this year so we will all fit in under cover if necessary.

Address of venue:

Edinburgh Academy School Playing Fields New Field
Kinnear Road
Entrance is via Kinnear Road.
Map and contact details


A Ceilidh to celebrate 40 years of Scottish Finnish Society

6th December

Independence Day Event

Events Calendar

Contact the Committee

Mikko AJ Ramstedt


Inkariia Peltonen


Rose-Marie Wahlroos


Ordinary Committee Members

Marita Davies

Andrew Waugh

Satu Auno

The Finns in Scotland - Skotlannin suomalaiset is a space for all Finns, their families and friends who want to share and/or find out information about Finnish or Finland related events in Scotland or in Britain more widely.

A Facebook account is required to view the group.

Finns in Scotland Facebook Group


3-year family or individual memberships is now available with a small discount to reflect reduced administration costs. Priced at £30 and £20 respectively!

Joining the Scottish Finnish Society

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
2 Home Park
Fife KY3 0XA

Save the cost of stamp - transfer your membership fee directly into the society’s account:
Sort Code: 82-45-05
Account No: 705 024 41


Please email committee@scottish-finnish-society.org.uk if you would like to advertise on this page

Loch Leven Hotel

***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.

Web address: www.lochlevenhotel.co.uk
Telephone: 01855 821236
e-mail: reception@lochlevenhotel.co.uk

Suomi Koulu - Edinburgh

Edinburghin Suomi-koulun kevät 2013 

(Contact: heli.simmonds@hotmail.com

Sunnuntai 15-17.00 

Edinburgh German Church
Laudate House
1 Chalmers Crescent
Edinburgh EH9 1TW

Children of all ages welcome. Songs and poems for the younger ones, more serious activities for the older according the child's ability.

Suomikoulun iltapaiva rakenne: (Pienemmat voivat saapua hieman myohemmin)

OSIO I         15.00-15.30    Arvauslaatikko/Kieliosio Isommille
Opetellaan uusi loru tai laulu, ja liimataan vihkoon!
OSIO II        15.40-16.10    Askartelu kaikille
KAHVITAUKO     16.10-16.40
OSIO III       16.40-17.00    Laulut/Satukirja/Leikki/Peli

Term Dates

Date Event
19.1.2014 Koulupäivä Suomessa Millainen on koulupäivä Suomessa?
Erot Suomen ja Skotlannin välillä?
2.2.2014 Nukketeatteri Tehdään Kolme pukkia sadun ympärille
23.2.2014 Talviurheilu Retki luistelemaan Edinburghissa Sanahaku tehtävä teemaan liittyen
16.3.2014 Kansanperinteet Kansantanssia ja musiikkia Mauri Kunnas - Viikingit
30.3.2014 Pääsiäinen Askarrellaan aiheeseen liittyen Keskustellaan perinteistä ja keväästä
27.4.2014 Sarjakuvat Tutustuminen Muumiin ja Aku Ankkaan Katsominen, lukeminen ja tekeminen
11.5.2014 Vappu Askarrellaan vappunaamarit & viuhkat Ulkopelejä (konkkaa, twistiä...)
8.5.2014 Yleisurheilu kilpailut Retki yleisurheilukentälle
1.6.2014 Luonto - puut ja linnut Kesäretki metsään

Tervetuloa mukaan puhumaan Suomea ja nauttimaan suomalaisesta kulttuurista!

Joukossa viime lukukaudella jo 39 lasta... Opettajia tarvitaan!!

Suomi Koulu - Glasgow

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.

Please visit www.glasgowfinnishschool.org.uk for term dates and other information, or email us.