Social Programme

Civic Reception, Sunday 8 May 2005, 1830 – 2000 hours

The Civic Reception, hosted by the City of Glasgow, will be held in Glasgow City Chambers where drinks only will be served. This reception is open to all registered delegates and accompanying guests.

Conference Dinner , Monday 9 May 2005, 1930-midnight

The conference dinner will be held in the historic surroundings of Stirling Castle. A Scottish themed evening is planned during which a sumptuous dinner with wine will be served. All registered delegates and accompanying guests are welcome.

AIXTRON & Thomas Swan Reception, Wednesday 11 May 2005, 1830-2000 hours

Delegates and accompanying guests are invited to the AIXTRON & Thomas Swan Reception to be held in The McLellan Galleries where drinks and light refreshments will be served.

Half Day Excursions – 1330-1730 hours, Wednesday 11 May 2005

On Wednesday 11 May, delegates will be able to participate in a half day excursion, giving you the opportunity to sample the wonderful sights on offer in Scotland.

All tours will depart from the Thistle Hotel at 1330 hours, returning at approximately 1730 hours. Tours do not include refreshments unless specifically stated.

Glengoyne Distillery & Loch Lomond - £33
Travelling from Glasgow we drive to the foot of the Campsie Fells and visit Glengoyne Distillery where we see how Scotland’s national drink, whisky, is produced. For those who wish, there is even a taste of the end product! At Balmaha we’ll make a stop to enjoy the panoramic views of Loch Lomond before returning to Glasgow.

New Lanark World Heritage Village - £33
Surrounded by beautiful native woodland and close to the Falls of Clyde, the 200 year old cotton mill village of New Lanark has been saved for future generations as a living community and lasting monument to Robert Owen, mill owner and social pioneer. There is much to see on this self-guided tour, including a ride on the ‘New Millennium Experience, plus a visit to the Gift Shop and Woollen Mill.

Loch Lomond (including sail on Loch) - £33
From Glasgow we travel along the banks of the River Clyde to Helensburgh and then by way of scenic Glen Fruin to Loch Lomond and on to Tarbet. Here we will board a cruiser for a sail on the Loch, in the shadow of Ben Lomond, during which we will have coffee and shortbread aboard. Our final drive takes us along the banks of the Loch, with magnificent views to the islands, on our homeward journey to Glasgow.

Golf Tournament Eden Course St Andrews  – 1030-2200 hours, Wednesday 11 May 2005 - £52

Travel from Glasgow to the historic town of St Andrews, The Home of Golf. On arrival at St Andrews, you will enjoy a light lunch in the Eden Clubhouse before preparing to play on the Eden Course, one of the most popular courses on St Andrews Links.  After your round we will
return to Glasgow.

(Limited golf equipment hire available – price on application)

Please note that the organisers reserve the right to alter or cancel any tours due to insufficient numbers.



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