Next Event

Tartan-icon-1aTuesday 10 October 2017 at 7:30 for 8pm

Norway - the Outdoor Paradise 

Meet tireless adventurer James Baxter who, in 2009, not only skied the entire length of Norway north in winter, but returned by kayak south in spring, in an amazing uninterrupted journey of 6000km. Venue: Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Edinburgh - map .

 


 

NSA Programme 2017-18

Saltire-sky-icon-1aTuesday 05 September 2017 at 2 for 2:45pm

Visit to the Museum on the Mound

A visit to the rich and varied collections of the Bank of Scotland's 'money museum' in its stately premises on the Mound. Gather for coffee 2pm at St Giles Cafe Bar, for visit at 2:45pm. 

Please contact our Honorary Secretary if you would like to attend this event.

 


 

Tartan-icon-1aTuesday 10 October 2017 at 7:30 for 8pm

Norway - the Outdoor Paradise 

Meet tireless adventurer James Baxter who, in 2009, not only skied the entire length of Norway north in winter, but returned by kayak south in spring, in an amazing uninterrupted journey of 6000km. Venue: Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Edinburgh - map .

 


 

Tartan-icon-1aTuesday 07 November 2017 at 7:30pm for 8pm

Secret Edinburgh 

Author Hannah Robinson reveals the stories behind her 'sparkling little book' on Scotland's capital city. Discover hidden gardens, clandestine art, and old ivy-clad corners you never knew existed! Venue: Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Edinburgh - map .

 


 

Juletre-icon-3aTuesday 13 December 2017

Yuletide Gathering

We celebrate the Christmas spirit with an evening of chat and conviviality. Join us for festive fun and light refreshments at Marchmont St Giles Church Centre. Time and details to be announced. Please drop our Honorary Secretary an email if you'd like to come along - so we can squeeze you all in, folks!

And it doesn't matter whether you come speaking Norwegian or Scots - Jul or Yule, it's all the same to Santa (or should we say, Nissen!)

God Jul!

 


 

Night-sky-icon-1aThursday 18 January 2018 at 6:45pm

Pub Grub & Film Night

Join us for food, chat and a screening of 'Birkebeinerne - The Last King' (subtitled). Venue: Golf Tavern, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh. Booking essential. New members most welcome.

If you would like to come along, please contact our Honorary Secretary (by 12 Jan) for further details and booking form.

 

 


 

Tartan-icon-1aTuesday 06 February 2018 at 7:30pm for 8pm

The Past in the Present Tense

Dr Arne Kruse of the University of Edinburgh gives his perspective on the work of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, showing his important relevance today. Venue: Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Edinburgh - map.

 

 


 

Tartan-icon-1aTuesday 06 March 2018 at 7:30pm for 8pm

St Clement and St Olaf, or, Digging up Trondheim!

Renowned historian Prof Barbara Crawford reports on exciting new excavations at the site of St Clement's Church, Trondheim, giving us fascinating insight into the beginnings of Christianity in Norway. Venue: Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Edinburgh - map.

 

 


 

Tartan-icon-1aTuesday 10 April 2018 at 7:30pm for 8pm

Bergen - A City's Culture Seen and Heard

Johanne Grieg Kippenbroeck, distinguished as one of Norway's first women journalists and editors, and as the first biographer of singer Nina Grieg, talks about her native Bergen and her involvement in its distinctive cultural life. Please note, this event will be followed by a short Annual General Meeting. Venue: Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Edinburgh - map

 


 

Ribbon-icon-1aWednesday 17 May 2018

Norway Day - 17. Mai Dinner

 

Our Norwegian National Day Dinner will be held on May 17th at the Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh. If you would like to join us, please contact our Hon Secretary for further details and booking form.

Syttende mai (17th May) - What's it all about?

Join us to celebrate the signing of the Constitution – Norges Grunnlov – which formalised the dissolution of union with Denmark, and ensured that the Kingdom of Norway, as a 'free, independent, indivisible and inalienable Realm' exist as a democratic state based on the rule of law and human rights.

Christie-WFK-J-Munch-1814In 2014 (the 200th anniversary) we raised a wee dram to the achievement and Scottish descent of that most famous of Eidsvoll signatories, Wilhelm Frimann Koren Christie. WFK Christie (b1778), whose statue stands in the centre of Bergen - the Hansa trading town where his Montrose ancestors settled - was Permanent Secretary to the Assembly during its deliberations on the Constitution. Quick of mind and quiet in his consideration of difficult issues raised in debate, he was lauded for his statesmanlike gravitas and courage.

 

 

Norway Day in Edinburgh

Edinburgh-2007-1For those of you joining us for our celebratory Dinner, we look forward to seeing you! And for a day of family fun, don't forget to join the Parade, starting (at the one o'clock gun) - when the pigeons fly! (Further details from NORSA).   

 


 

Hjertelig Velkommen
A
 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?

Syttende Mai i Edinburgh

Syttende mai i Edinburgh

Edinburgh's Syttende mai parade - the 17th May or Norwegian Constitution Day parade traditionally takes place along the capital's main thoroughfare, Princes Street. At the boom of Edinburgh Castle's 'one o' clock gun', the pigeons fly and the parade begins!