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Welcome to the Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club

The Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club has been running since 1958 and centres around our own workshop, dedicated to the crafts of Lapidary, Faceting and Silversmithing.

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 and crafts associated with rocks.

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.

Latest update

New Lapidary Course dates for 2019

**Please note that our January 2019 and April 2019 courses are fully booked**

The next available course will take place on:

Thursday 4th July 2019 from 7pm – 10pm
Sat 6th July 2019 from 10am – 4pm
Sun 7th July 2019 from 10am – 4pm.

More details on how to apply can be found here: Lapidary Courses

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 Autum / Winter 2018

Dynamic Earth

The Scottish Mineral and Lapidary Club will be appearing at Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road from October 16th to October 19th from 10am to 4pm with a large displays of minerals and rocks, jewellery and gems. Even try polishing stones. Visitors Welcome – all Ages – https://www.dynamicearth.co.uk/visit/whats-on?id=5405

SM&LC At Home 2018

The annual club ‘At Home’ event will take place on Sunday 4th of November. The event will take on a slightly different format this year and will only be open on one day, Sunday and will be open from 12.00 – 5.00pm.

More information to follow, see club notices.

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.

Membership

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

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.

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.