Social Programme

BOS Gala Reception - National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh
Sponsored by 3M Unitek

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Thursday 18 September 2014

From 7.00pm till late

This year there will be a gala reception with food, drinks and entertainment (sponsored by 3M Unitek).
If you prefer not to make your own way to the National Museum of Scotland, coaches will be leaving from the Sheraton Hotel from 6:30pm. There will also be return coaches to the Sheraton.

Cost: Free to delegates and registered accompanying persons

Additional tickets £50 each

Dress – smart casual


Conference Banquet - Sheraton Grand Hotel

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Friday 19 September 2014

7.30pm Drinks Reception

8.00pm Banquet

The banquet is always oversubscribed - book early to avoid disappointment. There will be a pre-banquet drinks reception before a three course dinner. As we are in Scotland a celebrated Ceilidh band and caller will start off the evening entertainment followed by a DJ till late.

Cost: £75

Dress – black tie/tuxedo

Pre-booking tables:
If you wish to pre-book a table, please indicate on your registration form and the necessary forms will be sent to you for completion. If you have arranged to be on a pre-booked table, your table details will be displayed in the registration area at the Conference.

Table booking arrangements at the Conference:
If you choose not to pre-book, a named adhesive banquet label will be available at the Registration Desk for you to place on the table plan. Table plans will be displayed in the registration area from the start of the conference until Friday lunchtime.


Golf Competition - DUNBAR GOLF CLUB - Sponsored by Forestadent

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Wednesday 17 September

First laid out in 1856 and redesigned over the years by the likes of Old Tom Morris, Ben Sayers and James Braid, Dunbar East Links has a pedigree second to none.

As befits such a gem of golf course architecture, it has played host to countless national and international championships. It is a final qualifying course for the Open when it is at Muirfield, while The British Boys', The Scottish Amateur, Scottish Professional, Scottish Boys', British Ladies' and the Ladies Home International championships have all been played here. Interestingly, Dunbar hosted the first PGA Championship on the European Tour in 1968 (now contested each year at Wentworth as the Tour's flagship event).

Well defined holes following the natural contours of a narrow strip of land between the old red sandstone deer park wall and the rocky shoreline are the hallmarks of these links. At a little over 6,500 yards, it is not the longest championship course but any golfer thinking this equates to a lack of challenge will soon be put right. This is a course built upon those old fashioned golfing virtues of club selection and shot-making. With the ever-present – and ever-changing – wind off the sea, it demands accuracy and judgement and rewards only bravery and skill.

The competition will be based on Stableford Points for both handicap and scratch. The two trophies will be awarded to the leading (Lady or Gent) who has the highest number of points in either section. There will be additional prizes for the leading lady, the longest drive and nearest to all the pins. The prizes are sponsored by Forestadent.

The cost, which is partially subsidised by Forestadent, includes soup/sandwiches for lunch, 1 round of golf, trophies and prizes and a private 3 course dinner all for only £85. Only entries submitted with a cheque will be accepted. Please complete the application below and send with separate cheque made payable to “James Stubbs”.

The golf course is about 30 miles from Edinburgh town centre so allow about 45 minutes by car or 35 minutes by train. There are a number B&Bs and hotels close to the golf club.

Golf Competition Rules – Dunbar Golf Club – Wednesday 17th September 2014

1. Entry limited to 24 players. 6 groups of 4 starting at 13.30pm.
2. Priority for entry is given to conference delegates but guests are welcome if space permits.
3. Players should be a current or past member of a golf club.
4. The Dunbar Golf Club dress code applies. No jeans, collarless T-shirts, training shoes.
Smart casual in the clubhouse.