Swedish Choir’s Concert in Helensburgh, 16 September

Claire Craig has written to tell us about a visit to Helensburgh by a choir from Sweden.  Here is what she wrote.  It sounds most interesting, and well worth a trip down the water.

“I am writing to alert you to a visit to Helensburgh this month by a Swedish choir from Sölleron. They and the Helensburgh Family Singers have been singing together annually in different countries, including our own of course, since 2009. This year we are giving a concert here in Scotland and I thought the Scottish Swedish Society Membership might be interested.
“The  concert  will take place on Sunday September 16th in St Andrews Kirk (in Helensburgh central square) at 7pm. It will include some Swedish and Scottish songs and a piece, Missa Amicitia, composed by one of our group, Agne Samuelsson. There will also be some instrumental pieces and a Handel organ concerto.
“The Swedish choir will be  arriving on Thursday September 13th and staying in Helensburgh until the 17th.
“If you would like more information please contact our organiser, Flossie Kent at flossie@ardluss.com”

Swedish Church: October visit to Edinburgh

We have had the following details about the Swedish Church visit to Edinburgh in early October:

Svenska kyrkan kommer till Edinburgh

4 oktober klockan 12.30  Gudstjänst, Greenside Parish Church, 1B , EH7 5AB

4 oktober klockan 13.00  Lunch på Joseph Pearce’s bar, 23 Elm Row, EH7 4AA

4 oktober klockan 19.00,  Swedish Student Networking event.  Träff för svenska studenter i Edinburgh på Hemma, Tunbuilding, 73 Holyrood EH8 8AU.  Ingen föranmälning behövs, men finns som event på Facebook om du will läsa mer.

5 oktober klockan 15.00  Fika på Hemma.  Vi bjuder på fika med lekhörna för barnen;  Tunbuilding, 73 Holyrood EH8 8AU


Anmäl dej gärna en vecka i förväg så att vi hinner boka platser på Joseph Pearce bar.   Kontakta präst Kristina Andreasson, Chaplain@swedishchurch.com.  Har du frågor, varmt välkommen att kontakta Kristina Andreasson.

Swedish Election, September 2018

It has now been announced that there will be a Polling Station in Edinburgh for the Swedish Election.

It will be at the Novotel Edinburgh Centre, 80 Lauriston Place.  It will be open on Saturday 1 September and Sunday 2 September from 10:00 to 15:00. (Note the date is ahead of the election day in Sweden.)

Fuller details are available on the Embassy website: Swedish Embassy guidance


Election on 9 September 2018

As many will know, elections are to be held on 9 September and Swedish citizens resident in the UK who have a valid registration are entitled to vote in the election for the Riksdag.

Useful information can be found at: Election guidance



The Brexit page of the website has been updated with revised links to the Swedish Embassy guidance, and to the EU and UK information on Brexit.

Svenska kyrkan i Edinburgh


Kom och fira Sveriges nationaldag och sommaren med Svenska kyrkan lördag 9:e juni.

Vi samlas för festligt fika på Hemma (Tunbuilding, 73 Holyrood, EH8 8AU) kl 15–17.45. Svenska kyrkan bjuder.

Kl 18 firar vi Sommargudstjänst i Canongate Kirk (153 Canongate). Vi sjunger sommarpsalmer och får höra körsång av svenska skolbarnen.

En dag med gemenskap för både små och stora, en chans att prata svenska och sjunga våra klassiska sommarpsalmer.

För frågor och anmälan, skriv till Kristina Andréasson på chaplain@swedishchurch.comeller på tel. 020 7723 5681.

Varmt välkomna!

Sprid gärna detta vidare till andra svenskar ni har kontakt med!

PS, Nästa träff i Edinburgh efter juni blir 4 och 5 oktober.

Lucia 2018

This year our Advent Service and Lucia celebration will take place on Advent Sunday, 2 December.  A long time ahead, but we have already had to book the church and arrange with Kristina that she should come up to Edinburgh at this busy time of year.

The venue will again be Marchmont St Giles church.

More details closer to the time, but worth noting in your diary . . .