The Scottish Microscopy Society, formerly the Scottish Microscopy Group, was established in 1968 by a group of electron microscopists, but has grown to now 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.

To learn more about the Society and what we do, visit our About Us page


Recent Posts

  • Logo Competition Winner
    Logo Competition Winner

    Congratulations to Helen Marshall for winning our logo competition – Helen wins £350, sponsored by Nikon. Also congratulations to Dr Dionne Turnbull and Dr Ashley Dorning for their entires, which won 2nd and 3rd prize. To see their logos and some of our favourite entries, visit  

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  • Scottish Microscopy Society Symposium 2019
    Scottish Microscopy Society Symposium 2019

    The Scottish Microscopy Society’s 47th Annual Symposium is on 3rd December at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh! Abstracts for oral and poster presentations can now be submitted. There is also an image competition! More information can be found on our 2019 event page To register for the symposium, visit our Eventbrite page!

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  • Bursary for super resolution imaging in neurodegenerative disease research at ESRIC
    Bursary for super resolution imaging in neurodegenerative disease research at ESRIC

    Bursary for super resolution imaging in neurodegenerative disease research at ESRIC Applications will be accepted from 2nd August until 20th September 2019. Apply online at   The Edinburgh Super-Resolution Imaging Consortium (ESRIC;, in partnership with the RS MacDonald Trust, have established a new seed corn fund to provide bursaries for early career researchers throughout Scotland to be able to access the state-of-the-art systems and expertise […]

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  • Logo Competition
    Logo Competition

    Our logo competition is now live! Visit the Competitions page to learn more

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  • We’re going to MMC2019!
    We’re going to MMC2019!

    SMS will be coming to MMC2019. We’re hosting a session on Tuesday 2nd July in Central 5,6,7 from 10:00 – 12:00 on Applications of super-resolution from the nano to the atomic scale’.  We have some absolutely fantastic invited talks from Illaria Testa and Michael Lherbette who are really pushing the boundaries of what we can resolve […]

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  • SMS Facility Open Series
    SMS Facility Open Series

    Great news from everyone here at the SMS – we have secured a £5k grant from SULSA/SUPA/SINAPSE to run our first facility open series in 2019. Watch this space for more information on which centres and microscopes will be involved in these exciting events, and how to apply. Well done everyone!

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