Social Networking Events
To enhance your experience at the conference, we have organised a range of social events to allow you to explore and discover the history, traditions and culture of the city while giving you an opportunity to network and meet your fellow attendees from across the world in a relaxed social environment. Events include Welcome Dinner (Day ONE), Social Networking Dinner (Day Two) and Day Tour (Day THREE). One of the highlights of the social programme is a tour of the City on an open-top bus. The aim is to make you experience an enriching social and cultural adventure to complement your academic conference.
|Date & Time||Social Networking Events Description|
|22nd June 2020||Welcome Dinner Day ONE|
|23rd June 2020||Networking Dinner Day TWO|
|24th June 2020||Day TOUR** – Day THREE|
Conference delegates are required to pay for social networking events separately. If partner/spouse/family members are accompanying the delegate on social networking events, they are also required to pay this fee separately. The sightseeing entry fee is NOT included.
** Day TOUR Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Glengoyne Distillery- Day THREE
We will leave at 9.15am (check-in 9.00am) from 1 Parliament Square on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh and takes you through Stirlingshire. Your guide will bring to life the turbulent times of William Wallace and explain his link to the countryside you are passing through.
Your first stop will be at Stirling Castle. You will stop there for about 2 hours which gives you enough time to explore the Stirling Castle. The entrance fee is not included in the social networking fee, it is optional extra: £13 for adults and £10 for any concessions. If you don’t want to visit the Castle, you don’t have to. There are other things you can do: visit the Abbey, The Old Town Jail or just enjoy walk in the town.
After that the route will take you through stunning Trossachs Mountains where you will be able to enjoy some of Scotland’s most picturesque lochs.
Your lunchtime stop is in small village called Balmaha by the shores of Loch Lomond. You will stop there for about 1 hour 30 minutes. There is lovely traditional Scottish Restaurant called Oak Tree Inn where you can have a lunch and after that just enjoy the walk along the loch.
Your last stop of the day will be at Glengoyne Whisky Distillery where you will have the chance to visit one of Scotland’s most beautiful distilleries and get a taste of the true spirit of the country – a Highland Malt Whisky.
After that you will be driving back to Edinburgh, where you should arrive around 6.15pm.