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

  • 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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  • Photonex Roadshow, Glasgow
    Photonex Roadshow, Glasgow

    The Scottish Microscopy Group are coming to Photonex 2019, held at Strathclydes TIC building on 5th June, 2019. Registration is free and the call for poster abstracts is open. It’s a great way for anyone using photonics technologies to connect with leaders in the field, technology developers and top suppliers. We will have a stand, […]

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  • Join us at MMC 2019
    Join us at MMC 2019

    This year we’re hosting a session at Microscience Microscopy Congress 2019 in Manchester, 1st – 4th July, joint with the MSI. The session, entitled ‘Applications of super-resolution from the nano to the atomic scale‘ will be held 10:00-12:00 on Tuesday 2nd July Invited speakers are Ilaria Testa from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and Michael […]

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  • SMG is now live on Instagram!
    SMG is now live on Instagram!

    SMG is now live on Instagram! Follow us at scottishmicroscopygroup to See some of the incredible image competition winners, Find out about the different microscopes we use in Scotland, and the types of images we can acquire on them, Follow our Outreach work, and Get information on the competitions and events we’re running. See you […]

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  • SMG Need Your Help
    SMG Need Your Help

    We are working on ways in which we can improve our annual symposia and look at how we can better serve the microscopy community in other ways. It would be great if you, as a user of the SMG website, could spare a few minutes to fill out this brief survey, which will make a […]

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