With a month of “Dry January” regimes coming to an end, many of us will be celebrating Burns Night on January 25th with a hearty supper. People all over Scotland and the UK will come together to commemorate the life and works of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns with haggis, whisky and various Burns poems (such as his most famous work, Auld Lang Syne). We thought we’d mark the occasion with a nod to our Scottish friends in the form of a special blog featuring our top venues in bonny Scotland.
Located in the heart of Scotland’s vibrant capital city, this multi-purpose event venue can accommodate events of all sizes with 38 different spaces on offer. There are a series of adaptable auditoria, meeting rooms and spacious reception areas, the largest being The Lennox Suite (which is able to accommodate 2,000 theatre style) and The Pentland Suite – a raked auditorium for 1,200 delegates, which can also transform into three separate spaces. There are also a further five suites which can be subdivided to create thirteen separate meeting areas, ideal if you require multiple breakout spaces. Contemporary in style, all of the event spaces are complemented with the latest event technologies and extensive branding opportunities.
This luxury estate on the banks of Lock Leven offers the ultimate Scotland retreat or travel incentive venue for corporate brands. Steeped in grandeur, the historic Kinross House provides guests with a five-star experience and can be hired exclusively for all manner of events. The Scottish venue features a total of 24 bedrooms, accommodating up to 48 guests in total, each with a distinct character and style. Once that’s over and it’s time to get your employees engaged and interacting, then the gardens are ideal for activities. From helicopter trips around the Loch’s islands to Segway rides, kayaking and treasure hunts, it can accommodate it all. When it comes to the evening, you can really spoil your guests with an indulgent dinner followed by a party in the stunning mansion set against some of Scotland’s most picturesque scenery.
The Scottish Event Campus features three purpose-built event venues; SEC Centre, SEC Armadillo and The SSE Hydro. The SEC Centre offers five interconnected meetings and exhibition halls, the largest easily accommodating up to 10,000 delegates. It’s perfect for exhibitions, trade shows and large summits as it’s a completely brandable blank canvas. Next up is the iconic SEC Armadillo, a Glasgow landmark with its unique design and auditorium with a capacity for 3,000. Last up is The SSE Hydro; the home of live entertainment in Scotland. From large-scale concerts and live events, to conferences and product launches – it features a flexible draping system which allows the space to be adapted for up to 13,000 guests. These spaces can handle just about anything!
The Gleneagles Hotel
With 232 luxury bedrooms and 15 event spaces, this hotel for hire in Scotland is the ideal venue for a travel incentive programme, conference or corporate retreat. Located right in the heart of Scotland’s highlands, this magnificent countryside estate spans across 850 acres. This beautiful Scottish estate event venue offers a whole host of unforgettable experiences from gun-dog training to off-roading. Part of the famous Hoxton Hotels and Ennismore Sessions House family of brands, Gleneagles is another addition to their award winning line up. As a member of The Leading Hotels of the Word, it offers further five-star luxury with three championship golf courses, an award-winning spa and a two Michelin star restaurant! There aren’t many places like this in the World, so treat yourselves.
The Event Complex Aberdeen
This brand new £333 million development is due to open this summer. Formerly Aberdeen Exhibition Conference Centre, it’s set to be a world-class multi-purpose event venue featuring nine meeting rooms, seven conference suites, three exhibition halls, a high-end restaurant and… a 12,500-capacity arena. Technically a dry hire exhibition centre, they will offer a huge amount of in-house services to make organising a large-scale event much easier. From on-site catering to in-house AV and production teams, TECA has it covered, so you can focus on creating the best event possible. They even promise two on-site hotels just a couple of minutes walk from the venue. So whether it’s a week long exhibition, three day brand launch, or an annual summit, this brand new state-of-the-art venue will be able to handle anything.
Argyle St Arches
Dynamic and versatile, these arches underneath Glasgow Central Station inspire imagination and is the ideal venue if you’re a brand looking to spark creativity. Think exposed brickwork and arched ceilings, this basement venue has a tonne of character and with the right lighting, it’s really easy to create the right ambience for your event. The space has a capacity of up to 1,700 guests so whether you’re looking to host a product launch with large activation stands, a conference with huge stage sets or one epic company party with light projections and entertainers, Argyle St Arches is one to consider.
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