Social Programme

Social events DAS Edinburgh 2018

We have designed a social programme to help you enjoy the social side of DAS Edinburgh as well as the academic side.

Welcome Reception - EICC

Wednesday 28th November at 18:00

We invite you to join us on Wednesday at the end of the first day for a welcome drinks reception and opening of the Trade exhibition. This will be held in the EICC from 18:00 after the workshops, allowing you the opportunity to catch up with friends and network with colleagues. The venue is conveniently located for those of you wishing to sample some more of Edinburgh's attractions after the reception!

Attendance is included in your registration fee, however please indicate when completing the registration form if you will attend.

Claire Gillan

DAS 2018 LOC

Gala Dinner - The Hub

Thursday November 29th 2018 at 19:00 - 00:00 

On Thursday evening we’d be delighted if you could join us at The Hub for a memorable evening of the finest Scottish hospitality.  This iconic landmark on the Edinburgh skyline towers over the old town in the heart of the festival city and is set on the historic Royal Mile beside Edinburgh Castle.  You will be greeted on arrival with a drinks reception, then treated to a three-course dinner with wine in the stunning main hall. After dinner, we invite you to take to the dance floor for a traditional Scottish ceilidh. Or you may prefer to retire to the Dunard Library bar and relax with fellow airway friends, or chat and view the dancing from the balcony.

Please note that the Gala Dinner is not included as part of the registration fee and the cost to attend is £80. Tickets can be booked at the time of registration.

Kate Theodosiou
DAS 2018 LOC

10 reasons to visit Edinburgh!

1. The Castle

This world famous icon takes centre-stage in the Edinburgh city’s unique skyline, and offers a wonderful vantage point to look out over the city.  The castle is home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, the mighty “Mons Meg” cannon, and the fascinating National War Memorial.

2. Bagpipes

Love them or loathe them, but the sound is unmistakably Scottish, and will often be heard as you stroll the city’s streets.

3. Ceilidhs and kilts

There will be a traditional ceilidh at the DAS Edinburgh meeting.  This involves a good band, some directions and a lot of enthusiasm.  There may well be a drink or two, and you might even get a wee flash of what true Scotsmen wear beneath their kilts!

5. Green spaces

If the above leaves you in need of some fresh air there are spectacular parks and walks to be found all over the city.  Choose from the Botanic Gardens, Arthur’s Seat, Princes St Gardens and the Meadows.  Others may choose to visit the green space of the golf course instead!

7. Haggis

Haggis might be what the Scots are known for but it’s not all we eat!  Edinburgh has a fantastic selection of eateries and restaurants with great cafes, Michelin starred restaurants and everything in between.  Whichever option you go for you can sample amazing Scottish produce.

9. Christmas markets

Now is the ideal time to make a visit to the Christmas markets.  You can choose between doing some shopping, braving a trip round the big wheel, ice skating, or just warming up with some mulled wine.

4. Whisky

You’ll find an outstanding range of whiskies in the pubs and specialist shops in Edinburgh, and the Scotch Whisky Experience beside the castle is well worth a visit.

6. Museums and galleries

Enjoy some culture in the National Museums of Scotland, or the Writers’ Museum.  If galleries are more up your street we have lots to choose from: the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery or The Fruitmarket to name just a few.

8. Family Fun

Even if you don’t visit with family, you’ll still have fun at places like Edinburgh Zoo, the Dynamic Earth Project, the Edinburgh Dungeons, or on a night time ghost tour!

10. DAS 2018

After reading the above you might be tempted to skip the meeting and have a holiday!  But rest assured- the DAS meeting will be the star event of your trip to Edinburgh and is not to be missed.  We have excellent workshops, engaging speakers, and thought provoking topics in store for you.  We look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh this November.