Welcome to the Old Edinburgh Club

The Club is Edinburgh’s local history society, concerned with all aspects of the city’s history and development.

For one hundred years we have encouraged interest in Edinburgh’s history through lectures and visits. We also publish The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, which is renowned as a source of well-authenticated information on all aspects of Edinburgh history.

We hope our website will help you to explore the fascinating past of Scotland’s capital. Go to the Membership page to learn how to join us in exploring Edinburgh through history. If you have a question about Edinburgh’s history, go to our Resources page for useful websites and books.


Due to the current situation and the restrictions it imposes, unfortunately we have had to abandon our summer program of visits this year. If the situation allows, we may be able to organise visits to Edinburgh sites of historical interest in the autumn.


Volume 15 of the New Series of the Book of the Old Edinburgh Club has been printed.
Copies will be posted to members who have not already collected them as soon as restrictions on unnecessary activities are relaxed.