The Wagner Society of Scotland was founded in 1984 under the chairmanship of Derek Watson. After Derek’s retiral in 2013, a new Committee was elected with Dale Bilsland as Chair.

Our aim is to promote the knowledge and appreciation of the life & works of Richard Wagner.

We hold meetings monthly from September to June/July and a residential study course in the summer.  Meetings are generally held on Sundays at 7.30pm at the Edinburgh Society of Musicians, 3 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3BL. See events page for current programme.

Next Wagner Society of Scotland Meeting

Sunday 30th October 2016 7.30pm

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 19:30


PATRICK CARNEGY: Wagner's Shakespeare

Patrick Carnegy will show how Shakespeare crucially shaped Wagner’s ideas for theatrical reform, his conception for music-drama, and his ideas about how it should be performed. He will describe how...Read more

2017 Bayreuth Scholarship - applications now open

Applications are invited for this scholarship offered by the Wagner Society of Scotland in association with the Richard Wagner Scholarship Foundation [Richard-Wagner-Stipendienstiftung] in Bayreuth. It is offered to applicants aged between 18 and 35 years old who fulfil the criteria below. The successful applicant receives tickets for the Bayreuth Festival, a programme of tours and events there, and funds to defray the cost of travel expenses, meals and accommodation.

What are the aims of the...Read more

Chairman: Dale Bilsland, 22 West Chapelton Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 2DA. E-mail: dale.bilsland2012@btinternet.com Telephone: 0141 942 0935

Secretary: Nadine Harrison, 16 Craiglockhart Terrace, Edinburgh EH14 1AJ. E-mail: nharrison12@btinternet.com Telephone: 0131 443 1152

Treasurer and Membership Secretary: Scott Wilkinson, 4 Greenbank Grove, Edinburgh EH10 5SU. Email: scottwilkinson9271@sky.com

Newsletter Editor: Robert Allen, 3 Glenorchy Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 2DQ. Email: reallen@ednet.co.uk