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The Battle of Trafalgar

23/07/2019

The Battle of Trafalgar was to witness both the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte’s plans to invade Britain, and the death of Admiral Lord Nelson. It was never going to be any ordinary battle, and quickly acquired a heightened, almost magical, reality. During the engagement at Trafalgar, on 21 October 1805, the Royal Navy annihilated the […]

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‘Not For Glory Nor Riches’ by Roddy Martine

15/03/2019

Not for Glory Nor Riches’ 100 years of The Royal Scots Club by Roddy Martine The Trustees commissioned, author and RSC Member,  Roddy Martine to write a book commemorating 100 years of The Royal Scots Club. ‘Not for Glory Nor Riches’ is so much more than just the inspiring story of a military Club which […]

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How is Easter Celebrated?

30/03/2018

As chocolate eggs, marshmallow bunnies and hot cross buns start filling supermarket shelves, it can be easy to forget the origins of the Easter celebrations. Unlike Christmas and Valentine’s Day which fall on the same days every year, the Easter holiday dates change annually. Easter will always fall on a Sunday with Good Friday just […]

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The History of the RAF

16/03/2018

On 1 April 2018 the Royal Air Force will be celebrating its 100th birthday. The centenary itself will be marked by special events, activities and other initiatives at local, regional and national levels running from April to the end of November 2018. The Royal Scots Club is no exception and will be marking RAF100 with […]

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How to Spoil Your Mum This Mother’s Day

09/03/2018

Mother’s Day – or Mothering Sunday – will be celebrated on Sunday the 11th of March in the UK this year. It was the American social activist Anna Jarvis (1864-1948) from Philadelphia who lobbied the government for an official day to honour mothers in the United States. The day took off in Britain when vicar’s […]

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How to Celebrate Your Graduation

23/02/2018

Graduation season will soon be upon us so now seems like the perfect time to think about how to celebrate your special day. It may feel like only yesterday your parents were dropping you off at your halls of residence, but after years of studying towards your degree, it’s time for the biggest of day […]

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Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

16/02/2018

You said yes – congratulations! After the excitement of getting engaged has sunk in, it’s time to start planning for your big day. Having a supportive (and organised!) bridal party around you ensures the planning process runs smoothly and that you have helping hands on the day of the wedding. Selecting your bridesmaids and maid […]

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Valentine’s Day Traditions

09/02/2018

You may be about to order your loved one a bunch of flowers, or book a romantic restaurant for dinner, but have you ever wondered how other cultures around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, is an annual holiday celebrated on the 14th of February. The history of […]

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How to Run Efficient Meetings

05/02/2018

Meetings are an important part of day to day business so it is essential they are run efficiently; time is a precious resource and no one wants their time wasted. Whether you are organising meetings, or simply attending them, you owe it to yourself to become more effective at this professional skill. We have pulled together […]

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What Are Scottish Traditions?

26/01/2018

After celebrating Burns Night on the 25th of January, we thought it was the perfect time to examine other unique Scottish traditions which are still celebrated today. For a such a small country, Scotland punches well above its weight in terms of history and culture. From the ancient clans of the 12th century, each generation has […]

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How to Celebrate Burns Night

24/01/2018

Held throughout the world on the 25th of January, a traditional Burns Supper is an evening event which celebrates Robert Burns’ life and work. Robert Burns, also known as Rabbie Burns, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. The first Burns supper was held in July 1801 when nine of Burns’ close friends got together to […]

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Where to Begin with Wedding Planning

15/12/2017

Once the excitement of your engagement has sunk in, planning mode has to kick off. There doesn’t need to be a huge rush of action within the first few days, weeks or even months but you may want to think broadly about your hopes for your big day. As providers of wedding reception venues Edinburgh […]

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Five Tips for Better Meetings

01/12/2017

Business meetings should be a chance to gain something for your company. They shouldn’t be overly stressful and definitely shouldn’t be disorganised. As a leading provider of meeting rooms Edinburgh businesses use regularly we have seen both the most organised and least organised meetings and have some great insights into how to get more out […]

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Five Common Meeting Problems and How to Overcome Them

30/10/2017

Organising meetings can be stressful and there are lots of factors to consider, not all of them fully controllable. Almost every meeting has at least one hiccup, the important thing is knowing how to handle them. As a known provider of meeting rooms Edinburgh businesses book regularly, we have seen every kind of problem and […]

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Five Fantastic Edinburgh Photography Spots

23/10/2017

Visiting Edinburgh for any purpose is a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery. It’s even better if you’re in town for your wedding and want to give it a real Edinburgh twist. As well as finding the best wedding reception venues Edinburgh has to offer, organising your guest list and getting prepared for your big […]

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Five Essentials for your Next Meeting

04/10/2017

All businesses require meetings from time to time, whether they’re internal or with clients and customers. Once you realise the necessity of a meeting, you need to move forward and start planning and ensure you have the right setup for your meeting. Across Edinburgh meetings are scheduled every hour or every day but whether or […]