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.


Refugee couple in Edinburgh
Fàilte Edinburgh Autumn update
Monday, 7 November 2022

Fàilte Edinburgh Community Sponsorship Group was established about a year and a half ago to support a Syrian refugee family to come and settle in Edinburgh.

Quakers Talk Rubbish
Thursday, 8 April 2021

Here’s a quiz to start:

a.What percentage of UK overall waste comes from households?

b.What percentage of that gets recycled?

Building one's own eco-home
Thursday, 8 April 2021

Kate Atchley, an attender at Kelso meeting, has  built her own eco-house. She loves it, but it  was not all plain sailing …! 

OSCR Charity SC019165