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Events for All

Events for All 2019-2020


All of the below events are open to everyone so members and non-members are very welcome. 

Most events can be booked below and all can be booked by calling Lauren on 0131 525 6157.

For other events also open to non-members please see the following pages.

Coffee Mornings | Speakers’ Lunches | Evening Lectures 


The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing Book Launch

Thursday 12th September 2019

The Royal Scots Club, author Mary Paulson-Ellis and Golden Hare Books, Stockbridge (winners of the Uk’s Best Independent Bookshop) will be launching Mary’s latest book The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing at the Club on Thursday 12th September 2019, 6.30-8.30pm.

“Solomon knew that he had one advantage. A pawn ticket belonging to a dead man tucked into his top pocket – the only clue to the truth…An old soldier dies alone in his Edinburgh nursing home. No known relatives, and no Will to enact. Just a pawn ticket found amongst his belongings, and fifty thousand pounds in used notes sewn into the lining of his burial suit…Heir Hunter, Solomon Farthing – down on his luck, until, perhaps, now – is tipped off on this unexplained fortune. Armed with only the deceased’s name and the crumpled pawn ticket, he must find the dead man’s closest living relative if he is to get a cut of this much-needed cash. But in trawling through the deceased’s family tree, Solomon uncovers a mystery that goes back to 1918 and a group of eleven soldiers abandoned in a farmhouse billet in France in the weeks leading up to the armistice”.

Set between contemporary Edinburgh and the final brutal days of the First World War as the soldiers await their orders, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing shows us how the debts of the present can never be settled unless those of the past have been paid first.

To book tickets to attend, please contact the Golden Hare book shop on 0131 629 1396 or alternatively tickets can be bought online, Standard ticket price is £5 or £16.99 for a copy of the book and ticket.

Trafalgar Night Dinner

Friday 18th October 2019 | 7pm | £40

On Friday 18th October 2019, the Club will hold a dinner to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Rear Admiral Chris Hockley CBE, a former Flag Officer Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland. Rear Admiral Hockley is the CEO of The MacRobert Trust, which is located in Tarland, Aberdeenshire. The MacRobert Trust is a charity with a country house hotel, a care home for former RAF Personnel, extensive gardens and an estate of over 7000 acres of woodland and farmland. It also has a RHS 1 qualified training centre.

The RSC Trafalgar Night Dinner is a black tie event, mess kit and decorations can be worn where appropriate. The evening will begin with a glass of champagne on arrival followed by a 3 course dinner with wine.

Murder Mystery Dinner

Thursday 31st October 2019 | 6.30pm | £40

On Thursday 31st October, the Club is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner– performed by an accomplished team of professional actors with scripts from award winning writers. The dinner will begin like any other but when someone turns up mysteriously dead the question is, “was this a sinister act from a disgruntled spirit, or a cold blooded murderer?” Watch events unfold then have your chance to interrogate each subject in turn. Bring a team or come on your own!  Fun, funny, mysterious and a good night for all. The evening will begin with a glass of champagne on arrival followed by a 3-course dinner with wine. Dress code for the evening is smart casual.

The Royal Scots Club Centenary Remembrance Sunday Lunch

Sunday 10th November 2019 | 12.45pm | £18

A short dedication will be held at the Club Memorial approximately at 12.45pm. A three course lunch including wine will be served in the Abercromby Dining Room following the dedication. To book a table, please contact us.

Frank Sinatra Evening

Friday 22nd November | 7pm | £40

Tenor Alan Beck is back by popular demand for a Frank Sinatra evening on Friday 22nd November 2019.  He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and later won the entrance scholarship to the Postgraduate Opera Course at the Royal Northern College of Music. In 1995 Alan won the British Wagner Society Singing Competition at Covent Garden and was subsequently awarded the society’s Bayreuth Bursary. He made his operatic début in 1995 for Opera Ireland and was a principal tenor with the State Opera, Stuttgart from 1996 to 2002, singing many roles in the German and central European repertoire. Most recently he has been busy singing with Welsh National Opera as Bacchus in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos and appearing as Eisenstein in Haddo House Opera’s 60th anniversary production of Die Fledermaus. The evening will begin with a glass of champagne on arrival followed by a 3 course dinner with wine. Dress code for the evening is smart casual.

Mothering Sunday Lunch

Sunday 22nd March 2020, 12-2pm

Spoil that all important lady in your life with a tasty three course lunch for just £22pp. Plus book a table of 4 and Mum eats free…we won’t tell her if you don’t’.

Bookings available between 12 noon and 2pm. Advance booking required. Non-Members welcome. Dress: Smart Casual.