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Renewing your SOC membership

The Club is going from strength to strength thanks to your continued support

We welcome your membership renewal by whichever means you choose to pay, however as a small charity, it would greatly assist us if you could pay your membership by Direct Debit. This means less paperwork for you and reduces staff time and resources spent on administration. 

Renew Now

Click on the button above to renew your membership online now by either Direct Debit or by Debit or Credit card. 

For Library or Institution renewals, please click here.


Other ways to renew...

*Covid-19 update: Although Waterston House is now open to the public, some staff including the Membership Officer are still working from home. It would help us greatly if you could renew online if possible, thank you*

Renew by post

If you prefer not to set up a Direct Debit online, you can download a mandate here and post it to us at Waterston House, or send in a cheque made payable to ‘SOC’. Please remember to write your membership number on the back of the cheque (just call us if you need a reminder of this).

Our Freepost address is FREEPOST RTKC-TGJU-KZLB, SOC, Waterston House, Longniddry, EH32 0PY, however using a stamp will save us costs.

Renew over the phone

Contact Waterston House on 01875 871 330 and we can take a card payment over the phone. Please note that as we have reduced opening hours at the moment due to Covid-19, the office may not be staffed every day.

Renew in person

Pop in to see us at HQ to either set up a Direct Debit or renew by cash, cheque or card. Please note that we currently have reduced opening hours due to Covid-19 - see our Getting Here and Opening Hours page for further details (under About Us at the top of the page).

Renew FAQs

If you have any queries about renewing, your bank details have changed recently, or you’re not sure when your membership is due for renewal, then please contact the office on 01875 871 330. 

Want to add somebody else to your membership?

You can do this online by selecting the appropriate membership category.

Gift Aid your membership renewal

The tax we can claim on Gift Aid is an invaluable source of additional income for the Club. If you’re in any doubt whether your Gift Aid declaration is up-to-date, or you’re not sure whether you have previously signed a statement, then please contact the office and we’ll happily check our records. If you are renewing your membership online, you will be presented with the option to gift aid.


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