Social Programme


Wednesday, February 13

Welcome reception at the Assembly Rooms
50 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2LR

For more than two centuries the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh’s historic New Town has hosted royalty, celebrities and nobility. This breathtaking building offers versatile spaces to tailor-make memorable events, from intimate meetings to large scale conferences. This will be an impressive welcome evening in very elegant surroundings.



Thursday, February 14

Gala Dinner at the National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF

The National Museum of Scotland is without a doubt one of the most impressive venues for a gala dinner in Edinburgh. Guests will gather in the Entrance Hall for a drinks reception in the spectacular surroundings of the vaulted ceilings. When dinner is called the guests will make their way up into the Grand Gallery where they are invited to take their seats. The Grand Gallery is a showcase for many beautiful and intriguing objects and is one of the Museum's most important exhibits in its own right. The gala dinner will showcase Scotland’s excellent culinary offering and some of our world-renowned culture and traditions.
DRESS CODE: SMART – Kilt hire is available for those wanting to embrace the full Scottish experience

Kit Hire option available: Measurements: to be provided at least 1 month prior.
Fitting: will be organized on the day prior – details tbc
Cost: from £75.00 euros per person


Saturday, February 16

Festival City Walking Tour

Pick up from: Outside Sheraton Grand Hotel main entrance, on Festival Square
Departure times: 12:00 / 14:00 / 16:00
Duration: c90 minutes
Includes: Guided walking tour through the Old Town of Edinburgh
Min: 5 persons Max: 20 persons
Price: Free of charge, courtesy of the Edinburgh Festivals

With 70 years of history, the Edinburgh Festivals are embedded in the fabric of this UNESCO World Heritage city and have many interesting stories to tell. This walking tour in the company of James McVeigh, Head of Innovation & Marketing for the Festivals, will unearth the often hidden sites and stories associated with the world famous Festivals – including the venue of the first ‘thrust’ stage in western theatre, the outdoor marble staircase by Turner Prize winner, the village hall which gave birth to an international masterpiece and the burial place of a leading Harry Potter character. All these sites and many more stories will unfold during a leisurely walk around the city.


Saturday, February 16

Whisky and Southern Highlands with Highland Explorer

Pick up/drop off location: Sheraton Hotel
Departure times: Depart 8.45am
Duration: 8.45am – 5.30pm
Includes: Full day tour, expert local guide, soup and sandwich lunch, whisky distillery tour.
Min number to run the tour: 14 pax
Max number: 41 pax
Price: 75 euros per person
Registration: before 17th January 2019

Leaving Edinburgh at 8.45am, we make our way to the ancient Scottish capital of Stirling, where the skyline is dominated by its castle and the iconic Wallace Monument. We stop to hear tales of Scotland’s most famous patriot and his part in the medieval Wars of Independence.

We then take the back roads and drive through Scotland's scenic beauty and further into the Highlands. Glens, forests and rivers aplenty, we'll take you through the heart of this picturesque region before stopping for lunch at one of Scotland’s most famous whisky distilleries.

After the chance to revive ourselves with a wee dram of the ‘water of life’, we head to the Hermitage in the heart of Perthshire and take a short woodland walk to see the spectacular Black Linn Falls on the River Braan. Our return journey visits the quaint village of Dunkeld, in Macbeth country, where a stunning cathedral sits comfortably by the banks of the River Tay. Before returning to Edinburgh for approximately 5.30pm, we pass the iconic Forth Bridge, the new World Heritage Site.

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