About Us

AWWCS is an inclusive and supportive organisation and our members represent women from diverse backgrounds. Whether you are in Scotland for a wee while or a lifetime you are welcome.

Our History

The origins of the AWCCS go back to the early 1970s, when the wives of employees at Santa Fe, a supply company for the off-shore oil industry, began to hold informal lunchtime gatherings. Other American women in Edinburgh were soon attracted to their meetings, and in 1974 the American Women’s Club of Edinburgh was formally established and by-laws drawn up. In May 1998 the American Women’s Club of Edinburgh became the American Women’s Club of Central Scotland: Edinburgh, Central Region, Glasgow.

Our Members Today

Today our members represent women from all walks of life, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, etc. What we have in common is a connection to North America and a willingness to be inclusive and supportive of each other. We have monthly meet ups and event throughout Central Scotland and social media to keep in touch.

Close Connections

The Club has always had a close relationship with the U.S. Consulate-General in Edinburgh. From the beginning, we have been honored to have a member of the Consulate, whether the Principal Officer, the partner of the Consul General, or a Consular Officer, as our Honorary President.

The AWCCS has been a member of FAWCO since 1993. Membership in the AWCCS automatically makes you a member of FAWCO

Our Organisational Bylaws