The Scottish Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (SAFAS) is one of twenty one Areas of the National Association of Flower Arrangment Societies. There are currently 88 affiliated Clubs in SAFAS, which includes 4 Contemporary Design Groups, from the Borders to the Orkney Islands, with a total membership of 4,958 which includes Junior and Island Clubs members. We have 3 Junior Clubs and 4 Island Clubs.
SAFAS, the third Area of NAFAS was formed in 1956 by a nucleus of 5 enthusiastic Clubs – Border, Edinburgh, Hawick, Glasgow and Peebles. Built on the solid foundation laid down by Past Area Chairmen and Executive Committees, we continue to this date to actively encourage and support floral art and design from beginners to the highest level.
Members can develop their skills and keep up to date with new trends by attending classes run with clubs or organised on a larger scale by the Area at workshops, tutored by experienced teachers and flower arrangers.
Most clubs meet once a month to enjoy demonstrations or talks by qualified Area or National Demonstrators or Speakers. No two clubs are the same and the syllabus is as varied as can be to suit the needs of the Club members. Entering in Club competition nights, local shows or festivals and exhibitions is always good experience and where the phase Fun, Friendship and Flowers comes into its own.
The SAFAS Area have the following Junior Flower Clubs: