Welcome to the Scottish Norwegian Society website. You can also find us by clicking here...Facebook...
We are a group of people in the Glasgow area and further afield with an interest in Norway. We meet monthly at various social and cultural events. Our meetings are held in Glasgow city centre from October to May. We also get together to socialise at our Pratekveld (social evening) or film night in September, Juletrefest, and 17. mai of course. This is usually followed by Sankthans (mid-summer celebration) - a BBQ close to the 21st of June.
In addition (in normal times), we normally have our very popular Julebasar (Christmas fair) on the third Saturday of November. This year, watch out here and Facebook for further details closer to the time. Same for our Juletrefest, or Christmas Party is also in for a change. So this year we will have a Christmas Dinner or Yulemiddag. This will be early in December - again, look out for details here and on Facebook. We usually hold it at the Anchor Line Restaurant and is usually a great success and an enjoyable evening.
However, we still plan to stream our face-to-face meetings via Zoom for our country/online members. See this season's programme here.
A bit of history... the beginnings go back to 1941 when Norwegian exiles and refugees were hosted in and around Dumfries, Scotland. There and elsewhere in the UK they trained as soldiers and saboteurs during the second world war.
The Scottish Norwegian Society (Glasgow), formed in 1943, is the only surviving Glasgow branch of that original Society. In 2016, we marked the 75th anniversary with a special Dinner... and may also for our 80th anniversay next year... dokeep cheking the website and Facebook for updates. We also had a special service on the 18th October 2015 in St Michael's Church to celebrate 75 years of Friendship between the citizens of Dumfries and Norway. Later that afternoon, a visit to Troqueer Cemetery was made where many of the Norwegians who died in Dumfries were laid to rest. The Facebook page "Scottish Norwegian Connections" continue the link with Norway.
Click on the links on the sidebar to read what else we are up to in the SNS.
Scottish Norwegian Society (Glasgow)