May it please Your Majesty —
The President, Council and Fellows of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts beg to present to Your Majesty their heartfelt congratulations and good wishes on the occasion of Your Majesty's Eightieth Birthday.
The Society is deeply grateful for the honour bestowed by the patronage of successive Sovereigns since the Society's foundation in 1821 and its incorporation by Royal Charter in 1841. It is conscious also of Your Majesty's concern for the furtherance of the useful arts — science, technology and manufactures — a furtherance which has contributed so significantly to the eminence and prosperity of your Nation and to the happiness of your loyal and devoted servants.
Signed for and on behalf of the Society,
The Royal Scottish Society of Arts is Registered Scottish Charity SC015549