The Society was founded in 1920 with the object of providing opportunities for Welsh people in Edinburgh to meet socially and to continue their interest in the language and culture of Wales.

Membership is not restricted to those of Welsh origin. Anyone with an interest in Welsh culture is welcome to become a member and attend meetings.

That’s our 2023–24 season over, including our AGM, and plans are afoot for the next year! However, as you’ll see from our Newsletter, we’re planning to meet up at Cockenzie/Port Seton on Saturday 3 August – hope to see you there!

To summarise the season: we had a busy first half, with our usual Croeso evening, a Harvest thanksgiving service, an illustrated talk by our President, a St Andrew’s Night supper party and a carol service. We much enjoyed a Chinese Evening at Priestfield on Friday 16 February and our annual St David’s Day dinner was held at Mortonhall Golf Club on the best possible date of Friday 1 March. And then there was a Gymanfa Ganu on Sunday 3 March … a bit different from usual! … and on Saturday 20 April we went to Galashiels to see the Great Tapestry of Scotland and have lunch. Click the links for reports on all these, or scroll down our Recent Meetings page.

Of course, celebrations for Dydd Gwyl Dewi aren’t confined to our hemisphere. Above we see Pat and Bryan Watts (with a friend positioned in front of that best of all flags) celebrating St David’s Day in Wellington NZ. You’ll remember that Pat and Bryan attended our Croeso back in September after Alison and David Hughes had met them in April during their New Zealand trip. It’s an increasingly small world!

Cysylltwch â ni / Contact us:

E-bost / E-mail: gro.yteicoshslewhgrubnidenull@yraterces

Llywydd / President: David Hughes 0131 447 6175

Trysorydd / Treasurer: David Hughes 0131 447 6175

Event bookings: Lilian John 0131 667 7525 or ku.oc.rednoyeulbnull@nhoj.nailil

Ysgrifenyddes / Secretary: Jennifer Welsher 0131 335 3161