Quakers in Scotland

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Monthly Meetings

  • Aberdeen Monthly Meeting (Two Months Meeting from 1874)
  • Edinburgh Monthly Meeting (Two Months Meeting 1808-1902)


  • Edinburgh Friends Burial Ground, Midlothian
  • Kelso Friends Burial Ground, Roxburghshire
  • Kingswells Friends Burial Ground, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
  • Glasgow Friends Burial Ground

Meeting Houses


  • Quaker Family History Society - Scotland


  • Joseph Besse. Sufferings of Early Quakers, 1753, Vol. II, pp. 494-533, Chapter XVII, Scotland, HathiTrust
  • George B Burnet and William H Marwick. The Story of Quakerism in Scotland: 1650–1850, Lutterworth Press, 1952
  • Paul F Burton. A Social History of Quakers in Scotland 1800-2000, Edwin Mellen Press, 2007
  • Dugald Butler. George Fox in Scotland - An Appreciation of the Society of Friends and its Founder, 1913
  • David Dobson. Scottish Quakers and Early America, 1650-1700, Clearfield reprint, 2009, also searchable on Ancestry.com
  • William H Marwick. Friends in Nineteenth-Century Scotland, Journal of the Friends Historical Society, Vol. 46 No. 1, 1954, pp. 3-18, PDF
  • William H Marwick. Quakers in Early Twentieth-Century Scotland, Journal of the Friends Historical Society, Vol. 52 No. 3, 1970, pp. 211-218, PDF
  • William H Marwick. Quakers in Victorian Scotland, Journal of the Friends Historical Society, Vol. 52 No. 2, 1969, pp. 67-77, PDF
  • William H Marwick. Studies in Scottish Quakerism, Scottish Church History Society, 1968, Internet Archive
  • David Mealand. A very brief account of Quakers in Edinburgh from 1653 to 1938, article in 'Sesame' No. 146, Quakers in Scotland website, accessed 22 February 2020
  • Charles Taylor. The Quakers of Glasgow and their Burial Grounds, in 'Transactions of the Glasgow Archaeological Society', New Series, Vol. 5 No. 1, 1905, pp. 96-112, JSTOR
  • John Torrance. The Quaker Movement in Scotland, Scottish Church History Society, 1929, Internet Archive


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