South East Scotland Area Meeting

Ten local groups of varying sizes meet for regular sessions of Quaker worship within South East Scotland. They also work together as an Area Meeting, responsible for Quaker witness in the area and for the general support of members of the Quaker communities, whether they are in formal membership of the Society of Friends or not. Two meeting houses (in Kelso and in the centre of Edinburgh) act as focal points not only for Quakers but for the wider community, their rooms and facilities being made available for community groups. Both worship and work are overseen by the whole community of Friends through Area Meetings for Church Affairs, at which the process of decision-making is guided by the Spirit.


Alastair Cameron (clerk)
c/o The Quaker Meeting House,
7 Victoria Terrace,
Edinburgh EH12JL.

Email: sescotlandam [at]

Scottish charity number: SC019165

Meetings of the Area Meeting in 2019

Date Day Time Place

28 January

Monday7pmCentral Edinburgh
23 MarchSaturdayAll-DayCentral Fife
14 MayTuesday7pmCentral Edinburgh
22 JuneSaturdayAll-DayKelso
4 SeptemberWednesday7pmCentral Edinburgh
9 NovemberSaturdayAll-DayPortobello/Musselburgh

Area Meeting Library

See More Information in the right-hand column for a link to the library catalogue on the SESAM library page

Other things

Members who would like to let Elders know of their wishes for Funeral arrangements should complete the document in the Documents section in the right-hand column.


This page is edited by Andrew Farrar,  email aifarrar35 [at]


Alastair Cameron delivering Time for Reflection
Time for reflection at the Scottish Parliament
Wednesday, 2 October 2019

On Tuesday 1 October, Alastair Cameron, clerk of South East Scotland Area Meeting, led the Scottish Parliament in "Time for Reflection".

Quakers at the Edinburgh Fringe
Thursday, 1 August 2019

For the 31st year, Quakers will turn the Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House in Victoria Terrace into Fringe Venue 40, offering shows, workshops and a café, and raising money for charity.

Quakers for Peace
Quaker Activities in Local Meetings in SE Scotland in 2017
Saturday, 8 September 2018

Quakers, founded in 1647 by George Fox, are committed to working for equality, peace & social responsibility. Our faith is a search for truth, not an arrival.

OSCR Charity SC019165