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.

Meet our Industry Partners



Looking forward to the next SHINE Online event Mon 2nd Nov - register now using the link below
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Goss Group @GossGroup
SHINE-Online Diagnostics - this Monday

Super excited to hear about the frugal engineering of Arclight, a pioneering and robust, solar powered pocket sized device; and the entrepreneurship enabling its development, production and distribution.

Register at:

SULSA ECR DEVELOPMENT FUND NOW OPEN! ⚡️ This funding aims to support researchers to develop their own novel research track via travel, training, consumable costs and facility access! Call closes 8th January 2021. Learn more and apply at #SULSAECR scotmicro photo


There's still time to enter the 'JEOL SEMple Imaging Competition' in association with the @scotmicro Scottish Microscopy Society symposium
Follow the links below to register for the conference & the competition entry requirements
#JEOL #Microscopy #CompetitionTime

Next week at #ImagingONEWORLD we have Hari Shroff talking on microfluidics, resolution enhancement and multi-view line-scanning confocal microscope

Register here:

Did I mention that Hari is among my top 5 imaging scientist?
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Still time to submit your oral abstracts! Get them in quick to join us in November! 🔬

There is so much passion and inventive ideas within our Scottish institutions and their staff and students. Would love to see a similar funding opportunity available for Scotland. @scotgov @ScotFundCouncil @EducationScot