Conference Banquet and Excursions
The banquet will be held at the Old Course Hotel (seating for 250).
The cost for the evening will be £84.00. This includes your three-course meal, half a bottle of wine and a post-dinner ceilidh**.
Bordering the renowned 17th Road Hole of the Old Course, the Old Course Hotel overlooks the famous links courses, the West Sands Beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. From fine dining at the 3 AA Rosettes rated Road Hole Restaurant and award-winning afternoon tea to casual pub fare, the restaurants at The Old Course Hotel combine stunning views with the best of Scottish produce, steaks, seafood, and beers.
** A ceilidh (pronounced kaylee) is a traditional Scottish dance. A member of the band will explain the steps of each dance, which is perfect for absolute beginners. Some dances are slow, some are fast but all are lots of fun. However, dancing is not compulsory – spectators can enjoy the music from the band and watch the (organised) chaos unfold on the dancefloor!
Dress code: Smart/ casual, however we recognise your luggage allowance may not permit packing of your best clothes!
On the Wednesday afternoon of the conference, there will be a range of excursions available for delegates to sign up for. You can register for these during registration. If you are not attending an organised excursion, there are plenty of other ways to spend your afternoon. See the St Andrews page for more information.
Delegates will travel by coach to Glamis Castle to enjoy a guided tour of the castle and marvel at the history, browse the exhibition room, and admire the formal gardens then visit the gift shop and café. Delegates will arrive back to St Andrews at approximately 1830hrs.
Priced at £21.00.
Lunch is at 1230hrs. The coach will depart outside MBS prompt at 1330hrs, departing Glamis Castle prompt at 1730hrs, returning to Agnes Blackadder Hall, St Andrews.
Delegates will travel by coach to The Kingsbarns Tour at Kingsbarns Distillery. This is the perfect introduction to Scotch whisky and you visit the exhibition space which includes the history of the Wemyss Family who own the distillery, along with an introduction to the area of Kingsbarns. There is a seven minute film before a guided tour of the distillery for an overview of whisky production. Finally guests are led up to one of our tasting rooms to try our new make spirit and a dram of Wemyss Malts whisky. After this, you will be collected by coach and taken to Crail to explore one of the beautiful East Neuk fishing villages. Delegates will arrive back to St Andrews at approximately 1730hrs.
Priced at £16.50.
Lunch is at 1230hrs. The coach will depart outside MBS prompt at 1400hrs, departing Crail prompt at 1700hrs, returning to Agnes Blackadder Hall, St Andrews.
Delegates will travel by coach to Crail, one of Fife’s picturesque fishing villages. From here, there is a 4 mile walk along the coastal path linking Crail to Anstruther, with stunning views of the Firth of Forth and the Isle of May along the way. Delegates will then spend some time exploring Anstruther before returning to St Andrews at approximately 17:30.
Priced at £9.00.
Lunch is at 1230hrs. The coach will depart outside MBS prompt at 1330hrs, departing Anstruther prompt at 1700hrs, returning to Agnes Blackadder Hall, St Andrews.