The composition of the society's council is laid down in its constitution. The council for session 159 (2016-2017) is:

Jim Morrison (
Vice President
Brian Bell
Honorary Secretary
Walter Semple (
Ben Browne (
Membership Secretary
Campbell Forrest (
Meetings Secretary
David Webster (
Chris Burton
Assistant Librarian
Margaret Anderson
Excursions Secretary (Day)
Roy Bryce (
Excursions Secretary (Residential)
Margaret Donnelly (
Minutes Secretary
Position vacant
Junior Members’ Representative
Matthew Staitis
Proceedings Editor
Mina Cummings (
Publications Officer
Bob Diamond (
Bill Gray (
Web Consultant
Neil Clark (
          Website Coordinator Emma Fairley (
          Newsletter Coordinator David Webster (
Editors, Scottish Journal of Geology
Colin Braithwaite
Brian Bell
Ordinary Members
David Brown
Simon Cuthbert