Scottish microscopy society

The Scottish Microscopy Society, formerly the Scottish Microscopy Group, was established in 1968 by a group of electron microscopists, but has grown to incorporate the whole spectrum of microscopy with committee members from institutions across disciplines and across Scotland. We aim to bring microscopists from all disciplines together to share techniques, ideas and new technologies.

Find out more about who we are and the SMS mission.

Find details about the upcoming SMS symposium and explore previous years.

Learn more about our outreach activities and how we can help with your events.

Find out about upcoming image competitions, and view previous entries. 

Click here to explore upcoming events, and learn more about our Facilities Open Series.

learning resources

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Coming soon! Resources to help with your own microscopic imaging and analysis.



So excited for our next #lockdownseminar speaker Himadri Gupta! Join us here THIS WEDNESDAY at 11am! Using high-brilliance synchrotron X-ray scattering & in situ nanomechanics to study #bone & #cartilage @ fibrillar-level! 🔬 #bioimaging 🦴 scotmicro photo

Looking for what works well for #virtualworkshops where numbers are quite high (50-75). Is there an ideal platform to use? Has anyone successfully ran #virtualcoffeebreaks or virtual breakout sessions in a #virtual event? Aims are #knowledgeexchange #ideageneration

Fellow core managers/directors: are you working on or completing guidelines for reopening your core? I've started a thread on @microforum - please share them with our community!