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Who We Are

The Danish-Scottish Society was founded in 1986 and today has around 300 members.


We represent a friendly group of people living in Scotland that have an interest in or connection to Denmark, Danish culture, traditions and/or language. Some have been here for a long time and others are only here temporarily. We come from all walks of life and have lots of different interests.


The Danish-Scottish Society aims to promote cultural exchange between Denmark and Scotland. We organise and promote Scottish events, online and in-person, that have a connection to Denmark. This includes concerts and exhibitions featuring Danish artists, sporting events with Danish athletes, lectures on Danish subjects, and social gatherings to speak the Danish language and celebrate Danish traditions.

We act as a central point of contact for the Danish community in Scotland. This goes in both directions. We help the Danes interact with Scotland by providing support, guidance and opportunities to those moving to and living in Scotland. We also help Scotland interact with the Danes by providing information and facilitating interactions to promote knowledge exchange. 

Why Join?

There are numerous benefits to joining the Danish-Scottish Society whether you are a Danish person visiting Scotland for a short period of time or living here more permanently, a partner or friend of a Dane, or someone that is simply interested in Denmark and Danish culture.

By joining DSS, you will be at the core of the Danish culture community in Scotland. You will be the first to know of events and opportunities of interest to the Danish community through regular email updates and member-only groups. You will also get exclusive access to information, resources, member-only events and discounts. 


Some of the benefits include:

  • Member-only events

  • Early access to events

  • Discounts on events

  • Discounts from businesses with Danish connections

  • Member-only Facebook and WhatsApp groups

  • Regular updates via newsletters


Everyone is welcome to join the Danish-Scottish Society. We look forward to meeting you at one of our events!


September 2021

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