We have launched a new Fellows’ portal where Fellows can update their details for the directory and discover ways to engage with the Society. We will also post external calls for evidence and expertise from relevant Scottish, UK and European organisations; details of government consultations that Fellows may wish to respond to; recruitment calls for trustee and board positions from relevant organisations; and other opportunities for Fellows to engage with other organisations and the wider society.

See below for various useful documents, including the expenses claim form, travel guidance and the RSE Laws. Fellows can also pay their subscriptions online.

Useful documents

Complaints and Allegations of Misconduct

The Royal Society of Edinburgh is a membership organisation and Fellows are elected because of their excellence, demonstrated by outstanding achievement in one’s field; professional standing and contribution to society/public good. Complaints and allegations of serious misconduct against Fellows are exceedingly rare. However, when a complaint or allegation of misconduct is made, the RSE takes this very seriously. In order to ensure that all complaints are dealt with in a fair and transparent manner, the Council of the RSE has created this procedure.

View the RSE complaints and allegations of misconduct procedure (319KB, PDF)

Strategic plan 2023–2028

The five-year strategic plan for 2023–2028 sets out the framework for delivering the RSE’s purpose and focuses on key societal challenges to be addressed through the contributions of Fellows and Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) members. The RSE’s diverse expertise and membership enables us to bring multidisciplinary perspectives to the key issues of significance for Scotland, the UK, and internationally.