Scottish Meteorological Society

The Scottish Meteorological Society was founded in 1855 by David Milne-Home with private funding, particularly from wealthy landowners who wished to compile meteorological records in order to improve agriculture.[1]

The Society founded the observatory on Ben Nevis, officially opened in 1883.[2]

In 1921, the Society amalgamated with the Royal Meteorological Society.


  • Journal of the Scottish Meteorological Society, Volume 1 (1864) - Volume 18 (1917/19)

Notable membersEdit


  1. ^ "Death and the Weather". University of Glasgow. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Ben Nevis Observatory". Retrieved 2 September 2010.