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The Royal Scottish Society of Arts
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Society Excursions

The following activities are open to Fellows and (numbers permitting) their guests.

Fellows who would like to take part in one of these excursions are urged to make their intentions known as early as possible as many events have a limited capacity.

Jane Ridder-Patrick

Sunday, 26th September 2004

Guided tour of Holyrood Park

(Archaeology, Geology, History, Flora, Fauna and Wildlife)
Courtesy of Historic Scotland (www.historic-scotland.gov.uk)
Numbers restricted to 20
Please wear stout shoes and appropriate walking apparel.
Meet at Broad Pavement Car Park, Holyrood Park at 1.45pm
Duration of walk: 2 hours

Wednesday, 27th October 2004

Royal Commonwealth Pool

Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh
A behind-the-scenes tour of a Sports Centre in operation.
Numbers restricted to 20
Meet at front entrance of the Pool at 10.00 am
Duration of visit: approximately 2 hours

Wednesday 11th February & Wednesday 18th February 2005

Visit to Alex Kirkwood & Son, Medallist and Engravers

A behind-the-scenes visit to the Society's medallist
Numbers restricted to 10 per visit.
Meet at Kirkwoods, 13 Albany Street, Edinburgh at 2.00 pm
Duration of visit: 1 ½hours

Sunday 8th May 2005

Visit to the Medieval Hospital Archaeological Dig at Soutra Hill

Meet at Soutra Hill at 2pm
Duration of visit: 2 hours
(wear stout footwear and suitable clothing)

Thursday, 9th June 2005

Visit to the Historic Scotland Conservation Centre

(Stenhouse and South Gyle, Edinburgh)
See conservation of stonework, carvings, picture frames, gilding, paint research, easel paintings restoration, modern methods of research and photographic recording and much more.
Visit restricted to 20 persons
Final arrangements will be made when numbers are known

Long Weekend Excursion to Morayshire - Elgin Area

Visits to Longmore Distillery, Millbuie Forest Park, Fossil Fish & Amphibia locality, Stonemason Yard, Clasach Quarry where the sandstone used in the building of the New Museum of Scotland came from. Elgin Museum, with its collections of geological, archaeological and heritage treasures.
Leave Friday, return Monday, June or July.
If you are interested, please let us know.

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