Members' Events

Members’ Events

To book an event over the phone, please ring the Office on 0131 556 4270 and have your debit or credit card handy. Alternatively, you can download a copy of the booking form and send this in with your payment.

The form can be downloaded here.

Please note that refunds will only be made if the places returned can be resold, and no refunds for any event will be made less than 48 hours in advance.

Photo 4 bandBrass on the Grass! Sunday 10 July 2016 12.30 pm

What better way to spend a summer’s afternoon than with a barbecue in Queen Street’s gardens? The Royal Regiment of Scotland Band are providing musical entertainment and we will be offering a barbecue feast (no burnt sausages), a glass of Pimms and strawberries & cream. All you need is your best travelling rug or folding chairs and any other refreshments. And don’t worry, there is a Plan B if the heavens open… A great day out for all the family.
Tattoo_festival_logoThe Military Tattoo at the Castle Thursday 4 August 6.00 or 7.15 pm

A delicious supper will be served at the Club, before you make you way up to the Castle for Edinburgh's greatest show.
Photo 9 geographySpeakers Lunch Monday 19 September 12.00 for 12.30 pm

Mike Robinson, CEO Royal Scottish Geographical Society

Mike holds a large number of voluntary roles, with particular expertise in project management, fund-raising, renewable energy and environmental issues. He has delivered around fifteen large capital projects in the past twenty years, most recently as Development Manager for RBGE in delivering the John Hope Gateway at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.
Photo 1 tommoClub Racing Dinner Saturday 24 September 7.00 for 7.30 pm

A delicious 3 course dinner and most importantly, some inside tips! Top TV racing pundit Derek ‘Tommo’ Thompson is guest speaker and he will be recounting some of his many hilarious anecdotes from his years as a TV presenter and racing commentator, as well as going over the following day’s race card. Dinner includes half a bottle of wine or two bottles of beer.

We are also delighted to have the use of the Lothian Suite again in the Queens Stand at the racecourse. To gain access to this beautiful room where you can watch all the horse racing action, there will be a small supplement of £6.50, making the Lothian ticket £25.00. And of course there will still be the great value normal entry ticket for £18.50, which also includes parking and a voucher for a burger and a drink. Buy a ticket for the dinner and the races, and you will get a 10% discount!
pentland_hills_0Evening Lecture Monday 3 October 7.00 pm
FREE to attend

The Pentland Way: A Walk with History

Bob Paterson, a founder member of the Friends of the Pentlands, will be talking about ‘The Way’, which runs from Dunsyre to Swanston and will be talking about who has lived, travelled through, or appreciated these hills, and perhaps been inspired by them long before ourselves.
Musical-notes-Young Musician's Concert Tuesday 4 October
Photo 16 churchill bookFireside Chat Tuesday 11 October
6.30 pm

“No more Champagne: Churchill and his Money”

Chairman John Lloyd will be chatting to David Lough, a retired banker and history scholar of Oxford University, about his fascinating book that can be found in the Club Library. The chat will start at 6.30 pm, followed by a glass of wine or soft drink, a warming buffet hotpot then coffee or hot chocolate and some sweet treats.
Photo 10 seabirdSpeaker's Lunch Monday 17 October 12.00 for 12.30 pm

Mr David Windmill, Chairman of the Scottish Seabird Centre at North Berwick

David has significantly developed the wildlife conservation, education and research work of the Centre. As Honorary Consul General for Norway in Scotland, he hopes to help develop the links between the Scottish Seabird Centre and Norway, as the Centre is currently providing advice for the proposed national Seabird Centre on Norway’s north coast.
spitfireEvening Lecture Monday 7 November 7.00 pm
FREE to attend

Tony Bray on The Museum of Flight at East Fortune

This talk will show how the National Museum of Flight offers the visitor a superb insight into the development of aircraft and aviation, both commercial and military. Tony Bray is an active club member and will take you on a well-illustrated journey through 100 years of powered flight.

Tony is a Volunteer Aircraft Guide at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune and has had a life-long interest in aviation. He first flew in an RAF Chipmunk at 15, a year later flew solo after a week’s RAF gliding instruction course and later he qualified as a Private Pilot,

He has flown in most types of aircraft – fixed wing, helicopters, hot air balloon, in an airship over the Boden See, and supersonic in Concorde. His latest flying adventure is learning to manoeuvre a DJI Phantom 3 drone around the skies over East Fortune!
poppy_3491899bRemembrance Day Sunday Lunch Sunday 13 November 2016 12.00 pm
Photo 11 botanicSpeakers Lunch Monday 21 November 12.00 for 12.30 pm

Simon Milne, Regius Keeper, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Simon Milne is also Chief Executive and Company Secretary of the Scottish Wildlife Trust which has a great reputation for pioneering practical, policy and advocacy work. He has also served with the Royal Marines, from Bosnia and Northern Ireland to the jungle, Arctic and Whitehall. He was appointed MBE in 1996 and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
Scottish-Flag-460x250St Andrew's Night Dinner Friday 25 November 7.00 for 7.30 pm
christmas-presentsMembers' Christmas Lunch Tuesday 13 December 12.30 pm

Another fun-filled festive lunch, with turkey, raffle, carols - and mistletoe! Come and jingle your bells with us to start off the season. If you haven’t attended before, why not come along for your first turkey of the season!
Christmas carol singers 1957Members Christmas Carol Singing and Readings Tuesday 20 December 7.00 pm
Followed by wine and mince pies