Royal Celtic Society ArmsThe Royal Celtic Society

For nearly 200 years, the Royal Celtic Society has been at the cutting edge of activity to support the language, literature, music and culture of the Highlands and Western Islands of Scotland. The Society holds regular events for members, awards medals for excellence in music and literature and sponsors a wide range of organisations dedicated to the traditions, language and arts of the Highlands and Islands.

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Elizabeth RoadsThe Society's Spring Lunch will take place on Sunday 19th March at the New Club, 86 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BB and there is still time to book your places for this event, if you haven't already done so.

Members and guests are invited to arrive at the Club for pre-lunch drinks at 12.30 pm, followed by lunch at 1.00 pm.  Our guest speaker for this occasion is Mrs Elizabeth Roads LVO, Snawdoun Herald and Lyon Clerk, who will be sharing with us some of the highlights of her career of more than 40 years with the Court of the Lord Lyon King of Arms.

We are grateful to council member Sir Iain Fraser for arranging this event.

If you would like to attend but have not yet arranged to do so, please email the Secretary, Mr J. Gordon Cameron, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before Wednesday 15th March, when we will need to give the New Club final details of the guests who will be attending.

This is the first in a series of events for members which are planned for this year.  Forthcoming events include a visit to Dirleton Castle in East Lothian, hosted by Andrew Sprat, Historic Scotland's custodian at the property, on Sunday 9th July, which will be followed by lunch at Duck's Restaurant in nearby Aberlady.

The 2017 Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 8th October when our guest of honour will be Dr Joseph Morrow QC, the Rt Hon the Lord Lyon King of Arms, who will formally present the Society with its new Coat of Arms.


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