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're celebrating the wonderful #ScottishMicroscopy facilities that make up our facilities database watch this space over the next few weeks. If you have a story to share about one of our facilities, please get in touch using #ScotMicroStories ❤️🔬❤️

🎞️We are excited to publish our Careers in the Life Sciences Q&A #Video!🎞️
5 speakers answer questions around their job in the life sciences, showcasing the diverse career paths that a life science degree offers. #SULSACareersVideo

As ever @strawberry_debs is on brand for today's Scottish Microscopy Society Committee meeting sitting with her @JEOLEUROPE JEM-1400 plus transmission electron microscope! #ScotMicroStories #TransmissionEM #Microscopy scotmicro photo

Just a few days left to apply for these #CryoEM and #CLEM roles, closing date 22nd September!

If you have any questions please do get in touch

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