Society Structure

The Executive Council and Office Bearers

Membership Form can be downloaded here

The three principal Objects of the Society are:—

  • To encourage, maintain and foster loyalty to God, the Sovereign and the Commonwealth of Nations.

  • To initiate, maintain, advance and/or support all approved activities and institutions of a Scottish character.

  • To promote and foster the interests of all things Scottish and the consideration and full discussion of all matters, questions and things relating to or affecting the interests of the Society.

The Society is affiliated with
"The St. Andrew Society" Edinburgh.

Eligibility for Membership:

Ordinary membership is restricted to persons of eighteen years or over, subscribing to the objects of the Society.

Associate membership is available to persons of eighteen years or over, subscribing to the objects of the Society.

Note: By the rules of the Constitution, associate members are not eligible for appointment as office bearers of the Society (which includes Branches), to the Council, or to the Board of Governors; nor can they vote in any postal ballot to change the rules of the Society  -  or attend General Meetings. 

Please return Membership Application form with your remittance to the:

The Honorary Secretary
Society of St Andrew of Scotland (Queensland) Limited
PO BOX 3233
QLD 4101

Ph (07) 3272 2321
Mobile 0421 771 228


Become a member by completing and returning the Membership Form

By Angus Edmonds

Whatever else Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has or has not achieved, it has raised awareness of how difficult it can be to determine the exact origins of human institutions and organizations. Eye witness accounts, as those involved in police and court work know too well, are not the reliable sources they appear to be. Documents sometimes hide as much of the truth as they reveal – meeting minutes are notoriously vague and often conceal the ‘heat’ of debate in the ‘cool’ formality of recorded decisions.

Although a work of fiction, The Da Vinci Code addresses historical matters some hundreds of years past, indeed ultimately two thousand years past to the earliest days of the Church. The Society of St Andrew of Scotland (Queensland) Limited has a history of close on sixty years (2007 will be the Society’s Sixtieth Jubilee year), a trifle compared to the age of the Church. Yet, we face the same problems of identifying how and when the Society came into being.

The Society of St Andrew of Scotland (Qld) Limited is Queensland's Scottish society that welcomes all Scots, those with Scottish ancestry those who enjoy Scottish culture, music, dancing and having fun. There are a few kilt-wearing Scots amongst us but it is truly an international gathering. There are so many Scottish customs and traditions that only a few can be mentioned in this cultural introduction.

Words that conjure up the vision and the life of Scotland include Haggis, Shortbread, Salmon, Venison, Scotch Broth, Kilts, Tartan, Highland Games and the world famous Bagpipes. Read More on Scottish Culture

Details outlining the annual events which we organise, can be viewed on this website with full details to be found on the Events page.

If you want to check out, rehearse or simply remember some of the dances we have included in our events, the Scottish Dances section on this website might prove helpful.

If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to be put on the mailing list and receive notification please let us know personally, through the form on this page or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Society of St Andrew of Scotland (Qld) Limited was formed in Brisbane during 1947 by the following Foundation Members:

  • Major-General The Hon. Sir Wm. GLASGOW, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., B.D.
  • W.R.F. BOLTON, Esq., M.B.E., A.A.S.A., A.C.I.S., A.M. Inst. T.
  • ROBERT S. BYRNES, Esq., M.B.E., B.A.
  • GEO. A. CAMERON, Esq.
  • Dr. H. CRAWFORD, M.B., B.S., F.R.A.C.S.
  • D.M.   FRASER, Esq., LL.B.
  • Group Capt. A.G. GRANT, O.B.E., M.B., B.S., Ph.C.
  • A.R. KELLY, Esq.
  • R.A. KERR, Esq., M.A., B.Sc.
  • Professor W.M. KYLE, M.A.
  • A.V. LOGAN, Esq.
  • F.E. LOXTON, Esq. B.A.
  • H.F.Y. MARSHALL, Esq. A.C.I.S., A.A.S.A.
  • Lt. Colonel ALEX MELDRUM, D.S.O.
  • H.C. MORROW, Esq.
  • A.P. MUIR, Esq. B.A., LL.M
  • A.D. McGILL, Esq., B.A., Q.C.
  • W/Cdr. Rev. J.F. McKAY, C.M.G, O.B.E., M.A., B.D.
  • J.W. PEDEN, Esq., F.C.A. (Aust.)
  • G.C. REID, Esq., M.C.
  • S.A. RENNIE, Esq.
  • R.G. STEELE, Esq.
  • J.S.R. WYLLIE, Esq.

Sir William GlasgowNOTE: A statue of the founding President previously was located opposite the Pullman Brisbane King George Square (Formerly The Sebel & Citigate King George Square Brisbane, Carlton Crest) on the small park boarded by Albert Street, Roma Street and Turbot Street overpass. This statue has now been relocated to Post Office Square in the CBD. This statue was funded by a fund set up by our members with Sir Reg Groom as Chairman.

Please click on the image to see the constitution for The Society of St Andrew of Scotland (Queensland) Limited.



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