Home page

The Edinburgh and District Shetland Association was established in 1928 to cater for the social needs of an extensive Shetland connected community in and around Edinburgh and Leith. 

While the size of this community has varied over the years and the style of social events has changed, the aims of the Association remain the same.

Today the Association is a lively forward looking community running regular ceilidh dances during Winter months in the Thomas Morton Hall at Leith Town Hall and other events during the year, with a specifically Shetland flavour.

Members, their friends and visitors are very welcome to join us at all events.

Update: This year's annual programme is now over and we will enter the 2016-17 programme in the autumn. It will approximately follow the previous schedule which can be seen here:   The 2015-16 EDSA programme (now closed)

The 2016 Up-Helly-Aa dance was held on Saturday January 30th. There is a preliminary selection of images from the night on our EVENTS NEWS page, and video link (more to come). If anyone has some photos from the night that they want to share, send them in.

Last event -  The annual bus trip (to Scone this year) - a brief report and photo is on the Events page

The 2016 EDSA AGM was held recently. After many years of sterling service Dorothy Barbour has stood down as secretary. She will be replaced by Malcolm Linklater and Brian Knight jointly (see Contact Page). Margaret Simpson has taken over from Hugh Halcrow as president (but only for a year, she says). Other committee news will be posted soon on "Dis an Dat" and the 2016/17 programme will be posted when finalised.

Check Events News for reports of recent and previous events and  "Dis an' Dat" for other news and information snippets. Contact Robin Barclay (email) with any news, information or comment to place on this website.

mousa light

            Mousa light                        Up-Helly-Aa                        Da Drongs