The Friends of the Elphinstone Institute provide support to many of the Institute's research and public engagement initiatives. These include:

  • W. F. H. Nicolaisen Library fund
  • Buchan Library fund
  • Boaties Craft Residencies
  • Cree Fiddlers of James Bay public exhibition
  • Polish-Scottish Song and Story Group
  • Button Boxes and Moothies Free-Reed Convention
  • FEECA 2014 Early-Career Researchers Conference
  • Elphinstone Institute open evenings
  • The Traditional Singing Weekend at Cullerlie
  • Elphinstone Institute Ballad Bus and Fiddle Bus
  • W. F. H. Nicolaisen Memorial Symposium