Social Programme

Social Programme

Social Programme

Social Programme

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Arthur’s Seat Walk

Our Dynamic Earth is located in Holyrood Park, next to Arthur’s seat. There will be a group hike, or stroll, up to the top to enjoy the breath-taking views of the castle and the city. It’s an easy walk and we plan an afternoon departure so that there is plenty of time to get back in time for the drinks reception!

Kirsty Munro will meet people interested in the walk at Dynamic Earth foyer at 4.30 pm on Wednesday, 9th May leaving at 4:45 sharp. Walk is about 1 hour. It’s a road all the way so trainers are fine.

Enthusiastic runners can take the same route and start at same time, this should allow time to have a shower and be back at drinks reception around same time.

Scotland is known as the home of golf, and for good reason, there are no fewer than nine courses within easy reach of Edinburgh city centre. So, whether you want the challenge of the links at Bruntfield or the parkland of Prestonfield, you should find a course that suits.

A beautiful and cost-effective option is Gullane, which comes recommended by the SOC. It is located on the beach at East Lothian; 20 miles or around 40mins from the ASM venue. It offers a casual flexible arrangement costing just £37 or £57 per round. There are more prestigious courses but the costs are obviously higher and they tend to specify group bookings, so it’s essential to get in touch well in advance.

Reception Drinks

Wednesday, 9th May

A drinks reception at Dynamic Earth will welcome all delegates to Edinburgh. This year you will be able to toast the intrepid BSGE cyclists who are completing their 450 mile sponsored ride from London to Edinburgh at 6.00 pm and enjoy drinks and canapés with your friends and colleagues at 6.15 pm until 7.45 pm in amazing ‘Earthscape galleries’. It’s a chance to meet up with friends before ASM proper, starts.  Please register your interest in attending the Reception drinks when you register for the ASM.

RIGS Dinner

Wednesday, 9th May

The RIGs Annual Dinner will take place on 9th May for BSGE Trainee members at the 19:00 at Ghillie Dhu Restaurant, 2 Rutland Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AD.

We are delighted to announce that our guest speaker is the internationally renowned Professor Benoit Rabischong who will provide an after-dinner talk titled ‘Nature or Nurture- Do you have what it takes?’ He is currently Head of training at the International Centre for Endoscopic Surgery and sits on the executive board for the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy.

Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at a subsidised cost of £20. We recommend early booking as spaces are limited.

To register, please visit

BSGE Gala Dinner

Thursday, 10th May

The annual BSGE Gala dinner which will be held in the stunning surroundings of the National Museum of Scotland. This year’s event will have a very Scottish flavour, with welcome drinks, entertainment and a ceilidh after the meal, so pack your dancing shoes. The gala dinner is the Society’s biggest social event of the year and is always very popular. Don’t forget to book your tickets, this year’s event looks set to be unmissable. Reception drinks will start at 7.00 pm with Gala dinner at 8 pm finishing around 1 am.

Dress code is Black Tie, Lounge suits or Kilts

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