Social Program

We have planned the following social activities, which are subject to changes.

Saturday, 11 June: Day of arrival

We will start the insitute with an informal get-together in the evening.

Sunday, 12 June: First outdoor activity

We start with a guided city tour of Edinburgh in the morning, followed by a joint hike either to Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano located just in front of Pollock Halls, where participants will be staying. In the unlikely case that the weather is too bad for hiking, the activity will be replaced by a guided visit to the National Museum of Scotland, located also in the city centre and close to the Bayes Centre.

Saturday, 18 June: Second outdoor activity

The second outdoors social event will lead us 25 miles east of Edinburgh to the scenic seaside village of North Berwick. It will include a boat trip to the famous Bass Rock, with its stunning population of gannets and puffins. After a typical Fish & Chips lunch in the village, we will head on a walk along the coast to Tantallon Castle, a ruined mid-14th-century fortress.

Sunday, 19 June: Free day

This is a free day for resting or for some further excursions, for example to Stirling, once a capital of Scotland, and its scenic Castle and Wallace Monument.

Friday, 24 June: Farewell dinner

We will close the insitute with a farewell dinner.


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