The principal activity of the Society is now the St Andrew’s Night Dinner & Dance held in the prestigious surroundings of the École Militaire in Paris, on the Saturday closest to St Andrew’s Day (30th November). This is the last remaining formal event on the British community's annual social calendar.
In past years, the Society has also organised Burns' Nights, a celebration of Scotland’s national poet, which have taken place as near as possible to the anniversary of the Bard's birthday on January 25th.
Other events organised for Society members and their friends have included whisky tastings, picnicking and dancing on May Day in the Shakespeare Garden (Bois de Boulogne), outings to places of interest in France with Scottish connections, quiz nights, visits to exhibitions and charity ceilidhs to raise funds for deserving causes in Scotland.
The Society maintains close links with other groups in Paris, whose vocation is also the promotion of various facets of Scottish culture, past and present.
Anyone, whether Scots-born or not and who is
attracted by all things Scottish, may apply for membership of the Society.
Society affairs are managed by a Committee, normally appointed at the Annual General Meeting. The Committee meets regularly during the year to deal with Society business.
The current committee comprises:
President George P. Mutch
Vice President Joyce Gilhooley
Secretary Patrick Shuttlewood
Treasurer Cameron Sutherland
Webmaster Alastair Fife