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Comprising the majestic capital city of Edinburgh, an extremely popular destination for conferences, meetings and events, the county of Lothian incorporates three areas, each with it’s own attributes. The county as a whole combines the regions of West, Mid and East Lothian. West Lothian is characterised by tranquil countryside, rolling hills and historic venues whilst East Lothian offers beautiful beaches, golf courses, woodlands and a spectacular coastline, making both of these locations ideal for outdoor pursuit teambuilding events and corporate activities.
With Midlothian situated a mere 10 mile drive from the capital whilst still boasting hills, woodlands and stunning heritage sites alongside access to the other Lothians, it is easy to see why meeting planners frequently choose to host corporate events here.
Locations such as Livingston and Edinburgh provide a diverse range of conference venues able to meet any event organiser’s needs. Whether opting for the bustle of the city or the peace of rural landscapes, the Lothians have it all offering everything from sporting venues and modern conference centres to historic venues, stately homes and country house hotels. Conference and banqueting facilities throughout the region are exemplary and being a popular meeting destination, service standards are maintained to the highest level.
Ease of access via all modes of transport further adds to the attraction of the Lothians as a conference destination for both national and international delegates as numerous European flights connect with Edinburgh Airport. By road the Scottish motorway network and A1 from England provide good access whilst excellent rail links also make the region easy to reach, including trains from London to Edinburgh in 5 hours.
With the option to host large conferences and exhibitions in the energetic city as well as intimate strategy meetings in hideaway venues the scope here is endless. Venues are able to cater for all capacities and events and will certainly not disappoint, Edinburgh alone offering a wealth of possibilities leaving meeting planners spoilt for choice. Cultural venues such as the National Gallery of Scotland, the National Museum of Flight and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art offer unusual conference spaces sure to inspire creativity, whilst academic venues such as Edinburgh First, Edinburgh Napier University and West Lothian College to name but a few offer a superb selection of meeting and training rooms, exhibition spaces, lecture and conference halls as well as banqueting suites. Established conference centres with state-of-the-art facilities include Livingston Conference and Events Centre and the impeccable Edinburgh International Conference Centre, which alone boasts vast exhibition, conference and event spaces for up to 1,200 delegates theatre style. Alternative venues on a grand scale include sporting venues such as Easter Road Stadium, Heart of Midlothian FC and of course the Murrayfield Stadium Conference Centre which offers 9 conference suites and capacity for 1,500 delegates. Those looking for a more unusual venue may wish to consider Edinburgh Zoo, Dynamic Earth or the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, perfect for teambuilding events. Magical historic venues include the renowned The Hub, Edinburgh Castle, Dundas Castle and the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. The county of Lothian is replete with exceptional conference-minded hotels also able to provide outstanding conference and banqueting suites as well as meeting and training rooms including The Point Hotel, Hotel Missoni, The George Hotel, Mercure Livingston and country house hotel Norton House Hotel & Spa. Major hotel groups represented in the county of Lothian include Accor, Barcelo Hotels and Resorts, Cairn Hotel Group, Choice Hotels, Hand Picked Hotels and Hilton.
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