Summer Visits 2016
As before due to over-subscription in the past, the Council has again decided that places on these outings should be offered to Old Edinburgh Club members only. (If you have a friend who learns of our programme of outings and really wants to come, then you should persuade them to join the Club!)
Lauriston Castle, Silverknowes
When you step inside Lauriston Castle, you see it just as it was in 1926, when it was left to the nation by the last private owner, Mrs. Reid. The Castle and the collections it contains is one of Scotland's greatest gifts. Collections include, Italian Furniture, Sheffield Plate, Crossley Wool Mosaics and Blue John ornaments. The interiors of the house are the work of Mrs. Reid's husband, Mr. W R Reid, the owner of Morison & Co., a leading Edinburgh cabinet making business. The beautiful grounds were laid out by William Henry Playfair in the 1840s. Much of the planting dates to this period. The award-winning Japanese Friendship garden, gifted by the prefecture of Kyoto, is a tranquil place to contemplate.
For more info see their website. http://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/venues/lauriston-castle.aspx
- 2 Cramond Rd S, Edinburgh EH4 6AD.
- Wednesday 11 May
- 4pm or 5pm.
- £6.50 per head.
- numbers limited to 30 each time.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh
The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland's national academy of science and letters. It is a registered charity, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland. Established in 1783, it has since then drawn upon the strengths and expertise of its Fellows. The Society covers a broader selection of fields than the Royal Society of London including literature and history. Unlike similar organisations in the rest of the UK, the Fellowship includes people from a wide range of disciplines — science & technology, arts, humanities, medicine, social science, business and public service. This breadth of expertise makes the Society unique in the UK.
For more info see their website. https://www.royalsoced.org.uk/
- Tour leader:
- RSE Curator and former President of OEC, Dr. Iain Gordon Brown.
- 22-26 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ.
- Friday 10 June
- £3 per head.
- numbers limited to 60.
St Mary's Cathedral
Wednesday 13 July
St Mary's Cathedral or the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary the Virgin is a cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal Church in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was built in the late 19th century in the West End of Edinburgh's New Town. The cathedral is the see of the Bishop of Edinburgh, one of seven bishops within the Episcopal Church, which is part of the Anglican Communion. Designed in a Gothic style by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the cathedral is now protected as a category A listed building.
- 23 Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW.
- Wednesday 13 July
- £5 per head.
- numbers limited to 60.