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.



We would like to thank our sponsors who have made the Scottish Microscopy Facilities Database possible, and for their continued support of the Scottish Microscopy Society. Please click on the logos to find out more about each company.



Join us for the @3DBioImaging supported One Day Workshop “technical challenges in realtime microscopy” run by @jtimaging Dr Jonny Taylor! With @CRUK_BI @iii_imaging Tuesday 21st June, registration deadline 27th May.

🔬🫀𝗣𝗵𝗗 𝗢𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆🫀🔬We're advertising a fully-funded PhD studentship @SIPBS_Strath to research blood vessel dysfunction in hypertension. We've got a lot of microscopes that are fun to play with...
Pls RT @ThePhySoc @BSCResearch @BMVBSoc

There's still time to apply for an RMS Award! Check out our award categories celebrating the very best in #microscopy 🔬

Do you know someone whose work deserves recognition?

Apply before 22 April!
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Are you organising a #microscopy meeting, seminar or webinar? Add it to our events calendar for free.
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#microscopy friends plz RT!! We've extended the deadline for a fully-funded #PhD on modular TEM hardware adaptations. If you have Physics/Engineering background students finishing up soon, please share! @MicroscopyIrl @RoyalMicroSoc @scotmicro @eurmicsoc @MicroscopySoc #phdjobs scotmicro photo