The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) was founded in 1968 to promote and advance aesthetic education, to cultivate the appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts and by giving aid to the conservation of our national artistic heritage. In 2017 the organisation became known as the Arts Society.

Since 1989, our organisation has been a member of the national society and serves the population of Stirling and Forth Valley. We usually meet in the morning of the third Thursday of the month from September to June. These main meetings, held in the Albert Halls are in the form of an illustrated lecture. Coffee can be purchased before the lecture from the cafe in the Albert Hall.

In addition we run Days of Special Interest in which subjects are studied in greater depth. Our speakers, who are all experts in their specialist fields, are taken from a Directory maintained by the Arts Society which ensures a high standard.

We organise Visits to historical and cultural venues, and most years we organise a 4-5 day home or overseas Tour. This programme gives our members many opportunities to catch up with old friends, meet new people and visit new places. You can find out more about all these events in the various sections of our web site.

The Arts Society Stirling & Forth Valley also supports a Volunteer programme including Young Arts, Church Recording and Trails and Heritage Volunteers. We are a friendly group with a membership of over 280. We welcome new members and guests may join us for individual lectures; a small fee will be collected at the door.