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


  • We meet 6 times a year - see the Area Meeting dates and times
  • The SESAM library in 7 Victoria Terrace has a range of books and periodicals that can be borrowed or consulted.
  • As well as being a place of Quaker worship, outwith the Edinburgh Festival the Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House in 7 Victoria Terrace is available for groups to hire.
  • During the Festival we run the Quaker Meeting House as Venue 40.

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


Green Light: Food
Saturday, 26 September 2020

Welcome! This is the first of a new series about what we and others can do, and are doing, about the climate emergency.

Black lives matter
Saturday, 4 July 2020

At Area Meeting on Saturday 27 June, there was discussion of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, prompted by a minute from South Edinburgh local meeting, and a report of a young activist from

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".

OSCR Charity SC019165