The Highland Society
of London
Book Prize
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A very warm welcome to the Highland Society of London website.

The Highland Society of London is a charity, which exists to promote and support the traditions and culture of the Highlands of Scotland, whilst maintaining a Membership of individuals to support the Society’s activities. Throughout its more than 200 years’ history, the Society has a proud record of financing and otherwise supporting significant charitable activities both in the Highlands and also in London. This assistance has varied as the needs of Highlanders have changed over the years, but has always had a particular bias towards piping and education. In recent years, the Society has focused on making annual awards to individuals who excel in particular pursuits traditional to the Highlands and Islands, hoping as a result to bring those traditions to a wider public in Scotland and beyond.

The 2024 calendar of events that the Society supports is currently:

  • 10th March 2024 - Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships, Kilmarnock
  • 20th March 2024 - Duncan Ban MacIntyre memorial, Makar’s Court, Edinburgh
  • 11th May-16th June 2024 - RSA Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
  • 6th-7th August 2024 - Isle of Skye Games Piping Competitions, Portree
  • 17th August 2024 - Glenfinnan Gathering Highland Dancing Competitions, Glenfinnan
  • 21st-22nd August 2024 - Argyllshire Gathering Piping Competitions, Oban
  • 29th-30th August 2024 - Northern Meeting Piping Competitions, Inverness
  • 3rd September 2024 - Highland Book Prize, Nairn
  • 17th September 2024 - Gaelic Literature Awards, Glasgow
  • 11th-19th October 2024 - Highland Art Prize, Royal National Mòd, Oban
  • TBC December 2024 - Scots Trad Music Awards, TBC

For more information about the Highland Society of London, please contact Details relating to the trustees of the charity, its accounts and its administration can be found on the Charity Commission of England and Wales website here.