Annual Edinburgh Meeting of the Registry of Scots Nobility

Unfortunately, due to the corona virus pandemic, this years meeting of the Registry of Scots Nobility has had to be postponed.  As soon as restrictions ease (particularly international travel) a new date will be announced.

This year’s meeting will take place at the New Club, Princes Street, Edinburgh at 10.00 a.m. on Monday the 21st of September, 2020.  All those on the Registry (Peerage, Baronetage and Baronage) are most welcome to attend.  The theme this year will centre on some of the changes that have taken place with Scottish titles the past two decades. Speakers will include: Members of the Peerage and Baronage, Solicitors involved in the legal aspects of inheritance and titles, and an Heraldic artist who will speak on the preparation of Coats of Arms.  There will also be the opportunity to discuss further the proposed 200th Anniversary reenactment of the 1822 Peers Ball attended by King George 1V.  Members of the Registry in attendance, who provide the Chancellor with prior notice, may receive a Certificate certifying membership of the Registry. This will be presented by the Earl of Loudoun.
Lunch will be available at the Club to which spouses/partners are most welcome to attend.  For attendance and further information please contact

It is intended to hold an Assembly of Scots Nobility approximately every five years in the tradition of the Scots Nobility prior to the Act of Union. Many of the attributes of Scots Nobility have no present outlet. For example, the Barons Mantle has rarely been worn since the demise of the Scots parliament. Similarly, the opportunity for a purely Scottish gathering of nobility including the Scots Barons has not presented itself for several centuries. This assembly would also recognise the inherent nobility of Clan Chiefs and similar individuals.