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.


The Quaker Meeting House,
7 Victoria Terrace,
Edinburgh EH12JL.

Email: office [at]

Scottish charity number: SC019155

Meetings of the Area Meeting in 2018

Date Day Time Place

22 January

Monday7pmCentral Edinburgh
17 MarchSaturdayAll-DayEast Lothian
14 MayMay7pmCentral Edinburgh
23 JuneSaturdayAll-DaySouth Edinburgh
14 AugustTuesday7pmSCHA, Edinburgh
22 SeptemberSaturdayAll-DayPenicuik
24 NovemberSaturdayAll-DayPolmont

Area Meeting Library

See the SESAM library page for more information and a link to the catalogue.


Stories of our response to Minute 36 of Britain Yearly Meeting in 2011 on ‘Sustainability’ may be found at

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]