She may not be an Edinburgh native, but J.K. Rowling has become one of its most popular writers since she first arrived and chose to stay. She is most famous for the Harry Potter series of novels but she has written adult fiction since then and even taken on a pseudonym for a new direction with her writing.
The theatre scene in Edinburgh is incomparable with almost anywhere outside New York and London and at the heart of the many wonderful theatres and performance venues is the Edinburgh Playhouse. Formerly a cinema, the Playhouse has a huge capacity of 3059 which makes it the UK’s largest operating non-sports theatre. Dedicated to musical and traditional theatre, as well as some musical acts and performers, Edinburgh Playhouse is a fantastic venue for taking in a show and enjoying some of the bestselling theatre performances the UK has to offer. It is only half a mile – less than 10 minutes walk from The Royal Scots Club.
Visiting Edinburgh in the winter is a wonderful experience as you can enjoy the wide range of events and the city is alive with activity, as much as it is through the rest of the year, but it is cold and it can be wet and snowy and sometimes, a night in the comfort of the snug and traditional surrounds of our restaurant and lounge is much more appealing than heading out into the cold and looking for another dining option. The Royal Scots Club restaurant has a regularly changing, seasonally-led menu which includes dishes sourced locally and a wonderful range of choice for meat eaters, vegetarians and everyone in between.
Now that Christmas dinner has settled, it’s time to get the Hogmanay party started. Fireworks from Edinburgh’s seven hills will very soon welcome in the New Year. There has been some discussion over the years as to which the seven hills are, but the seven traditional hills are Arthur’s Seat, Blackford Hill, Braid Hills, Calton Hill, Castle Rock, Corstorphine Hill and Craiglockart Hill.
For a fantastic choice of things to do at Christmas and Hogmanay this year, there is no better place to be than the city of Edinburgh. From 20th November to 4th January, the city is packed full of things to see and do. Continue reading
Join us at The Royal Scots Club this December for a fantastic line up of festive events.
We kick off our festive season with the annual Members’ Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 9 December where friends can enjoy lunch and other fun, such as a raffle, carols and mistletoe! This early Christmas Lunch is sure to get everyone in the spirit of the season and is a great way to begin this wonderful time of year.
A winter wedding has so many wonderful benefits and there is no reason a winter wedding can’t be just as memorable and enjoyable as a summer one. At the Royal Scots Club our venue is absolutely ideal for an atmospheric winter wedding, with beautiful classic architecture and suites for parties of all sizes. Continue reading
Enjoy the true spirit of Christmas in Scotland with the Royal Scots Club. We have put together a full calendar of festive celebrations to ensure as many guests as possible can enjoy their winter festival in true Scottish style. Continue reading
Fervour from the 2015 Rugby World Cup may be cooling but, Scotland has a fantastic and proud rugby heritage and international rugby weekends truly bring Edinburgh to life. As well as this one of Scotland’s two rugby union teams it based in the city, giving it an even more thriving and passionate rugby community. Edinburgh is proud of its rugby teams, both international and local, and the city invites in many fans every single year to see what they’re made of. Continue reading
Sir Walter Scott was an Edinburgh writer, who rose to fame as a poet and soon after a novelist and writer in general. He is most renowned as the founder of the historical novel genre featuring chivalry, romance and acts of gallantry. Scott’s influence on Edinburgh’s culture is epitomised by the opening of Edinburgh’s central railway station in 1854, given the name Waverley, after Scott’s novel. Continue reading