History of SOLAS
The Society originated in 1910 in Aberdeen and flourished until the First World War which disrupted its activities, and in 1924 due to the loss of membership during the War and the lack of new members it was allowed to lapse.
In 1953 there was a renewal of interest, again in Aberdeen and the Aberdeen branch was reformed in 1954 and then in 1958, a branch was formed in Glasgow.
Branches in Edinburgh and Dundee followed shortly thereafter and although the Dundee branch lapsed for some years it was re-established in 1988. Classes started in Inverness in September 1991 and a branch was formed in 1993.