Welcome to the Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club

The Scottish Mineral & lapidary club offers excellent workshop facilities for cutting and polishing stones, faceting and silverwork, all in its new premises at Maritime Lane in Leith, Edinburgh. During the 19th Century Edinburgh was a thriving centre of the lapidary and jewellery trades, turning out high quality ‘pebble jewellery’ from a ready supply of ‘Scotch pebbles’ or agates and Cairngorm stones. The First Lapidary Club in the UK, our aim is to carry on the Scottish lapidary tradition.

The Club has revived and fostered one of the traditional crafts of Scotland as well as providing a workshop and meeting place, such as was once an integral part of life in the Edinburgh closes. As the name suggests the Club is not solely a mineral or lapidary club but an amalgamation of a majority of sciences associated with rocks.

New Lapidary Course dates for 2018
If you would like to learn the traditional crafts of Lapidary and Silverwork or have an interest in Rocks and Minerals and would like to know more about membership click here or to enquire about our basic lapidary course click here.

Diary dates for Winter 2017 / Spring 2018

We will be having our annual ‘At Home’ event on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November at our Club rooms in Maritime Lane, Leith, Edinburgh. The event is from 2pm – 5pm on both days and will feature displays of work completed by our members as well as a shop, tombola, snacks, teas and coffees.
Members and invited guests welcome – hope to see you there.

Training sessions for applicants to our Basic lapidary Course will take place on Thursday 11th Jan 2018 at 7pm – 10pm,  Sat 13th Jan 10am – 4pm and Sun 14th Jan from 10am – 4pm. More details on how to apply can be found here: Lapidary Courses

This years Agate hunting expeditions will take place throughout january to March 2018 – Dates to be announced. Lists of those driving will be posted in the club. Meeting as usual at Kathellan before heading to location.

About SMLC

Since 1958 The Club’s main object has been to encourage an interest in natural minerals and in the crafts and craftsmanship related to them.

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Membership is open to all and includes a full course of instruction by our very experienced members. We offer Full, Junior and Associate membership.

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Gallery of Work

Many different skills are practiced at the Club but the main work is carried out in 3 distinct areas: Lapidary, Faceting and Silverwork. See more of our members work.

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Contact Us

We are always keen to hear from members of the public or visitors who would like to know more about what we do. We will always try to help or better direct your enquiry.

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