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A glittering Highland ball

A glittering Highland ball


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Dates:Sat 23 August 2014
Cost: £5 per person

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In this year of Homecoming Scotland 2014, what better way to celebrate than with a fabulous tartan extravaganza!


Make beautiful traditional Highland costumes for peg dolls with dresses, kilts and bagpipes, and you'll be ready to take your partners for a reel or Strathspey.

Some basic sewing skills required.

With the Lauriston team.

Ages 6+.


Please note that booking and payment should now be done via the Usher Hall - events can be booked from 10 March onwards:


By phone  - 0131 228 1155 (Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-5.30pm)

In person -  Box Office, Usher Hall, Lothian Road, EH1 2EA (Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am-5.30pm)

Online - via the Usher Hall website

Scottish rugby internationalists who fell in the Great War

Scottish rugby internationalists who fell in the Great War


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

None of the other Rugby playing countries fighting in World War One lost as many internationalists as Scotland.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Wed 5 November 2014
Cost: £8

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The journal of a lady of quality: Janet Schaw of Lauriston

The journal of a lady of quality: Janet Schaw of Lauriston


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

From Leith to the West Indies and North Carolina, 1774 - 1776.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Fri 7 November 2014
Cost: £8

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The story of the woodland by night

The story of the woodland by night


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Imagine our woods by night...

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Dates:Sat 8 November 2014
Cost: £5 per person

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Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori*

Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori*


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

This talk will focus on the commemoration of war through memorials in Scotland and particularly those in Edinburgh in the Council’s care.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Mon 10 November 2014
Cost: £8

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Scotland and Empire: 200 Years of History at Leith Hall

Scotland and Empire: 200 Years of History at Leith Hall


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

From the Battle of Balaclava to the Indian Mutiny, from the Napoleonic War to World War One, the Leiths of Leith Hall in Aberdeenshire witnessed and took part in many of the mos...

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Fri 14 November 2014
Cost: £8

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Burke and Hare's Edinburgh

Burke and Hare's Edinburgh


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

A brief overview of the teaching of medicine and anatomy in Edinburgh and the international influence of the anatomy department at the time.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Wed 19 November 2014
Cost: £8

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The real Mrs Reid

The real Mrs Reid


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

Margaret Johnstone Reid was Lauriston’s last owner. She left the Castle in Trust to the Nation for future generations to enjoy. But what do we really know of Mrs Reid, or her ...

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Thu 20 November 2014
Cost: £8

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Murder Mystery: Deep, crisp...and DEAD

Murder Mystery: Deep, crisp...and DEAD


Lauriston Castle
[Event]

Challenge yourself to solve our most demanding mysteries. These require concentration and intelligence. Can you work out the answer?

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 7pm
Dates:Sat 22 November 2014
Cost: £30

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Enchanted Edwardian Christmas

Enchanted Edwardian Christmas


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Enjoy our very special Edwardian Christmas experience evoking the memories and atmosphere of a past era.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10am - 1pm
Dates:Sat 29 November 2014
Cost: £7 per person

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