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.

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.

Scottish Mineral & Lapidary club Diary dates for early 2017

After our short annual closure over the festive period for maintenance and a well earned rest, we will be open again for normal sessions from Wednesday the 4th January 2017

Training sessions for applicants to our Basic lapidary Course will take place on Thursday 12th Jan 2017 at 7pm – 10pm,  Sat 14th Jan 10am – 4pm and Sun 15th Jan from 10am – 4pm.

This years Agate hunting expeditions will take place on the following sundays:
Sunday 22nd January 2017, Sunday 5th February, Sunday 19th February, Sunday 5th March.
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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