Royal Northern and University Club


Membership of The Royal Northern and University Club is by nomination.

Those interested in becoming Members should contact the Club Secretary, who will be pleased to provide further information. Current Members of the Club will also be able to answer the enquiries of potential candidates for admission.  

The Chairman of the Royal Northern and University Club, David Burnside

The Club has two main categories of membership: Ordinary and Country. Eligibility for Country membership which has a lower subscription rate, is available for Members when their residential and business address are outwith a 30 mile radius of Aberdeen. A further category, Junior membership, is available for those between the ages of 21 and 30.

The Cake to mark the inaugural Silver Membership Dinner, for Members of the Club with 25 years experience, is cut by the oldest and youngest Members to reach this landmark.

Many of today's Members are actively involved in local, national and international affairs. Although they are businessmen, they know they are Members of a Club, where briefcases are left closed and business talk is confined to private rooms. Members are encouraged to use the Club as a home away from home where they can meet like-minded friends in a pleasant and comfortable envirionment.

The ambience of the Club has to be experienced to be appreciated. It is about good companionship and a sense of belonging in a dignified atmosphere, where old traditions have meaning and value, because they have been tested and retained.

The Weighing Machine, gifted to the Club in 1903 by the Officers of the 1st Gordon Highlanders.

A Chairman’s Table lunch is held regularly for prospective new members to view the Club, take a tour of the facilities and meet the Club Chairman.


We offer a range of facilities and services to our members, their guests and reciprocal members around the world.

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If you are interested in joining the Club, or nominating a candidate, please take a look at our membership page.