Hobbies

Background

Below is a list of known local, regional or national hobby and specialist interest groups, with links to their websites and social media pages (if available).  If we have forgotten to include any, please contact us by e-mail. Please note that sports hobby groups are listed on the Sporting Organisations page. Nature hobbyist groups are listed on the Wildlife Conservation & Environmental Sustainability page. 

 

ARTS, BEADING, CRAFT, DRESSMAKING, EMBRIODERY, KNITTING, QUILTING & STITCHING


Airdrie & District Quilts Guild

Website   Facebook

Airdrie Craft Group
Facebook

Beadworkers Guild
Website   Facebook

Biggar Area Stitch & Textile Group
Facebook

Craft Scotland
Website   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

Contemporary Quilters
Website

Embroiderers Guild
Website   Facebook

Glasgow Stitchers
Facebook

Hamilton & District Arts Guild
Website

Hamilton Stitchers
Facebook

In Stitches Craft Group (Airdrie)
Webpage

Modern Quilt Guild
Website   Facebook   Twitter

Newmains Crafty Mix & Crafternoon (aka Knit & Natter)
Facebook

Quilters Guild Scotland
Webpage   Facebook   Twitter

 

AMATEUR RADIO & DX-ING


Amateur Radio From Scotland

Facebook

Central Scotland FM Group
Website

DMR Scotland
Website   Facebook

DV Scotland Pheonix
Website   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

East Kilbride ARS
Website

Mid-Lanark ARS
Website   Facebook

Radio Society of Great Britain
Website   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

RayNet
Website

SOTA (Summits On The Air)
Website

Scottish Repeaters
Webpage

UK Microwave Group
Website   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

West of Scotland ARS
Website

 

ASTRONOMY


Airdrie Astronomical Association

Website   Facebook

Astronomical Society of Glasgow
Website   Facebook

Astronomy Adventures
Website

British Astronomical Association
Website   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

Royal Astronomical Society
Website   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

Society for the History of Astronomy
Website   Facebook   Twitter

Society for Popular Astronomy
Website   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

UK Cloud Magnets
Website   Facebook

Webb Deep Sky Society
Website

 

BRIDGE CLUBS


Biggar Bridge Club

Webpage

Hamilton Bridge Club
Webpage

Larkhall Bridge Club
Webpage

Strathaven Bridge Club
Webpage

Scottish Bridge Union
Website

 

CHESS CLUBS


Bellshill Chess Club

Facebook   Twitter

Cumbernauld Chess Club
Website

East Kilbride Chess Club
Website

Hamilton Chess Club
Website

Hamilton Junior Chess Club
Website

Lanark Chess Club
Website   Facebook

Scottish National Chess league
Website

Stepps Chess Club
Website   Facebook   Twitter

 

GARDENING & FLOWER ARRANGING


Bothwell Horticultural Society

Facebook

Cumbernauld Garden Club
Twitter

Motherwell Floral Art Club
Webpage

National Vegetable Society
Website   Facebook   Twitter

Plant Heritage
Website   Facebook   Twitter

Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society
Website   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

Royal Horticultural Society
Website   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme
Website   Facebook   Twitter

Scottish Association of Flower Arrangement Societies
Website

Scottish Bonsai Association
Website

Scottish Gardeners Forum
Website

Scottish Rock Garden Club
Website   Facebook   Twitter

Scottish Rhododendron Society
Website   Facebook

 

LANGUAGE LEARNING AND SPEAKING


Clydesdale Community Gaelic Initiative

Facebook

French Ignition
Website

Lanark & District French Conversation Group
Webpage

The Language Hub
Website   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

Learn Gaelic
Website   Facebook   Twitter

NLC Gaelic
Facebook

Scottish Esperanto Society
Website   Facebook   Twitter

 

LIVE ROLE PLAYING (aka LARPING)


Cuckoo’s Nest

Website   Facebook

Fools And Heroes Glasgow
Facebook

Scottish LARP Forum
Facebook

 

MODEL MAKING, MODEL COLLECTING and MODEL PLAYING (excludes model railways and tramways)


British Model Buses

Website   Facebook

British Slot Car Racing Association
Website   Facebook

Corgi Model Club
Website   Facebook   YouTube

Clyde Valley Flyers Model Aircraft Club
Website   Facebook

Cumbernauld Model Flying Club
Website

East Kilbride Model Boat Club
Website

Glasgow Barnstormers
Website

Glue-It
Website

Hamilton Model Flying Club
Website

Hamilton Slot Car Club
Website

IPMS Glasgow
Website

Lanark Aeromodelling Club
Website

Model Bus Federation
Website

Model Bus Scotland
Website   Facebook

Model Bus Zone
Website

Scottish Aeromodellers Association
Website   Facebook

West of Scotland Model Society
Facebook

 

MODEL RAILWAYS & TRAMWAYS


Clydeside Model Railway Club

Website

East Kilbride Model Railway Club
Website

G-Scale Society
Website

Glasgow and West Model railway Club
Website   Facebook

Historic Model Railway Society
Website   Facebook

Scalefour Society
Website   Facebook   Twitter

Tramway & Light Rail Society
Website   Facebook

Tramway Modelling
Facebook

 

PHOTOGRAPHY


Airdrie & Coatbridge Photographic Club

Website   Facebook

Alba Photographic Society (Wishaw)
Website

Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Photographic Society
Website   Facebook

Glasgow District Photographic Union
Website

Master Photographers Association
Website   Facebook   YouTube

Motherwell Photographic Society
Website

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
Website

Royal Photographic Society
Website   Facebook   Twitter

Scottish Photographic Federation
Website

 

PIGEON RACING


Lanarkshire Racing Pigeon Federation

Website

Royal Pigeon Racing Association
Website   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

 

STAMP COLLECTING


Association of British Philatelic Societies

Website

British Postmark Society
Website

Great Britain Philatelic Society
Website   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
Website   Facebook

Royal Philatelic Society
Website

 

WRITING & STORYTELLING


Federation of Writers (Scotland)

Facebook

Glasgow Science Fiction Writers Circle
Website

Scottish Book Trust
Website   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
Website   Facebook   Twitter   YouTube

Strathkelvin Writers Group
Website   Facebook   Twitter

 

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