Saturday 15 June

Hike up Arthur’s Seat at 1.30pm (no charge)
A chance to stretch your legs with a hike up Arthur’s Seat ahead of the official start to the Conference. The walk will take around 2 hours. The top of Arthur’s Seat is rocky and usually windy so good footwear and an outdoor jacket are advisable! Edinburgh local and FICPI member Alistair Hindle has kindly volunteered to show us the way up the hill in this informal hike, which will of course be weather dependent!

Wednesday 19  June

For delegates wishing to extend their stay in Edinburgh, we will be offering excursions and golfing opportunities once the meeting has finished.

Option 1 – Golf at St Andrews (£300pp+VAT)
Enjoy a round of golf at one of the oldest golf clubs in the world; St Andrews. You will tee off on the Castle Course and enjoy a round in the historic surroundings of this celebrated golf club. Transport will be arranged to the golf club, and the round will be followed by food and refreshments at the Castle Course Clubhouse. The journey from Edinburgh to St Andrews takes approximately 1½ hours. If you need to rent clubs please contact [email protected] 

Please note – Owing to the demand for tee off times at St Andrews, you will need to book your reservation for this optional event by 29 February 2024. 

Option 2 - West Highlands, Lochs & Castles Tour (£200pp+VAT)
This a full day excursion leaving Edinburgh, you travel west, past Stirling castle to your first stop at Doune Castle. You then continue through Callander and cross the Highland Boundary Fault Line leaving behind the rolling farmland for the wild mountains and forests of the Highlands. Before lunch, you have a photo stop to admire Kilchurn Castle, a magnificent ruin situated on the edge of Loch Awe and former home of the Campbells of Breadalbane. 

You will continue along the banks of Loch Awe through Campbell country to the picturesque town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne. You then skirt around Loch Long and down to the "Bonnie, Bonnie Banks" of Loch Lomond. You make a short stop at the conservation village of Luss, where you can wander around taking in its quaint houses and stunning views across the loch. From here, you make your way back to Edinburgh and arrive in the capital in the early evening.

Optional Excursion Booking Notes

Separate registration and payment is required for all optional excursions. Excursions that are marked as Optional are not included in the registration fees of either Delegates or Accompanying Persons; these optional excursions must be booked and paid for at time of registration. For all optional tours, a minimum number of participants is required. The final itineraries of the tours may vary slightly for logistical reasons.


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