St. Andrew Society


In a scrapbook housed in the Mitchell Library, there can be found a type-written document about the St. Andrew Society. The (unknown) author records a brief history of the group, and gives its object (i.e. the purpose for meeting) as the promotion of scholarship in Scottish history and literature.

The document primarily contains information about the formation of the Scottish National Players Executive Committee. Outwith the St. Andrew Society’s involvement with the founding of what was to become the Scottish National Theatre Society, there are no further details as to the ordinary meetings and business of the group.

It is currently unclear if this society was connected with the older group of a very similar name, the Glasgow Saint Andrew’s (variously Saint Andrew) Society (1874?-present? See ‘Saint Andrew Society (glasgow) Charitable Trust‘ on the Total Giving website).

Date of Existence


Source of Information

(Typescript document, unsigned, annotated:) ‘St. Andrew Society’ (brief history of the society, and history of Scottish National Theatre Society)


Mitchell Library Special Collections

Reference Number

Glasgow Scrapbooks, No. 28 (p. 16)

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