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Complimentary Networking Drinks

Wednesday 13 September 2023

Times: 18:10-18:40  

Location: Cromdale Hall, Level -1

  • Informal gathering for complimentary drinks in the exhibition area
  • Free to attend and no need to book.

Annual Dinner

Thursday 14 September 2023

Times: from 19:30
Location: The Caves
Cost: £89
Dress code: Dress to impress, decorations and medals welcome

Booking closed

*If you still wish to attend the Annual Congress dinner, please visit the enquiries desk.


The Caves is a truly unique venue that makes up the sub-structure of the 18th Century South Bridge. There is no venue more Edinburgh than the Caves, or more Scottish, if you consider there was once so much Whisky stored here that it became known as "Whisky Row".

Every room has a story to tell and a special place in Scottish history -from vaults that served as the stables to the French Cavalry who were at one time body guards to the Royal Family, to remains of the houses that pre-date the Bridge itself - with the original terracotta floor tiles still intact!

Today, after over 100 years of being lost, the hidden Edinburgh vaults were rediscovered and the original stone vaults of the Old Town Edinburgh have been magnificently restored by the current Managing Director, Norman Rowan junior.

With great regard for preserving the authenticity and history of this venue, for many years they have painstakingly excavated these vaults which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, thus creating this spectacular and very unique venue...

You will enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival along with a 3 course sit down meal along with a half a bottle of wine. This will be a great opportunity to meet with colleagues old and new, sample delicious locally-sourced food and drink, and let your hair down with our ceilidh, as you enjoy a special night in Edinburgh.

Please note: No under 18's allowed.

Seating requests - you will be asked this in the booking journey however please ignore this as there will be no seating requests for this dinner.

Accessibility - the venue is wheelchair accessible, please indicate this in your booking journey.



Mindfulness for people who don’t like Mindfulness

Thursday 14 September 2023

Times: 13:35-14:35

  • Dr Jo Hacking has worked as a Consultant in paediatric emergency medicine and now works as a Wellbeing advocate and Retreat organiser.
  • Location: tbc
  • £10 to attend

Parent & Baby Room

  • The parents and baby room is a resource room where the lectures from the conference’s main auditorium will be streamed
  • Keep up to date on the conference proceedings whilst looking after your baby within the comfort of an informal setting.
  • Location: Strathblane Office, Level 0

5k fun run

Thursday 14 September 2023

Times: 07:00
Location: The Meadows 
Cost: Donations to SAFE welcome

There will be a 5K fun run at the conference - For the strava route click here>  

Disclaimer for entry into the 5K Fun Run

By entering the above race, I hereby declare that I am an amateur as defined by the U.K.A. laws, and I certify that I agree that the organisers cannot be held responsible for any loss of property or injury or illness incurred to my person during or as a result of my participating in the race.