Welcome to the Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club

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 club offers excellent workshop facilities for cutting and polishing stones, faceting and silverwork, all in its new premises at Maritime Lane in Leith, Edinburgh. 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.

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.

SM&LC ‘At Home’ event 2016

Our annual ‘At Home’ weekend event will be on the 5th and 6th November and is an invite only event for members, relatives and guests. It is a chance for us all to get together and share a showcase of work and activities from the previous year.

There will be a selection of displays and sale items including tools and machines, lapidary materials, rocks and minerals. All this as well as a chance to catch up with other members over teas, coffees and home baking.

For more information please see our events calendar or click here:

Hope to see you there.

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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