Our Aims & Activities

The Norwegian Scottish Association


Founded 1966

HM King Harald V of Norway - Honorary Member

The Norwegian Scottish Association aims to promote and consolidate friendship and understanding between Norwegians and people with Norwegian connections or interests living in Scotland, and to further cultural and other relations between Scotland and Norway. The Association is non-political. 

We promote activites through 9 months of the year, usually meeting on the 1st Tuesday of the month from September to May. Our events programme includes illustrated talks and arts events, special celebrations such as our juletrefest and syttende mai dinner, and occasional outings to places of interest. Our meetings are friendly and informal and our members come from all walks of life. 

Our Association is an affiliate member of COSCAN - The Confederation of Scandinavian Societies of Great Britian and Ireland.




Hjertelig Velkommen
 Warm Welcome to NSA

Our Association, which meets in Edinburgh, provides an opportunity for Scots, Norwegians and friends to get together and to celebrate important Norwegian events. Whether you have a family connection with Norway, or just a love of Norwegian or Scottish culture, why not come and join us? Ye'll surely find a 'hearty welcome'!


Norwegian Scottish Association


Did You Know?

Norwegian Princess - Scottish Queen

Margreta Eiriksdatter - 'The Maid of Norway', was the daughter of Eric II of Norway and the granddaughter of Alexander III of Scotland. On the death of her Scottish grandfather, the young Norwegian princess inherited the Crown of Scotland and preparations were made for her coronation at Scone. But the sea voyage from Norway, made late in the year, proved too much, and she died before reaching Orkney.

Margareta (d1290)

Margreta (born Bergen 1283, died Orkney 1290) is buried at Kristkirken (Christ's Kirk) at Holmen, Bergen. A memorial stone stands at the spot.