ORGANISING a conference or seminar can be a daunting task. From finding and booking a suitable venue through to arranging the stage layout and décor, the to-do list can seem endless.
CONFERENCES and seminars play a key role in modern business life. They offer a chance to meet and forge links with people from other companies, create potential new business opportunities, and improve working practices through the sharing of knowledge, information and developments.
ANY delegate that has attended more than their fair share of conference events may have trouble separating their memories. It can be difficult to recall which event took place at which venue - after a while, they can have an unfortunate tendency to blur into one.
TO THE west of Edinburgh lies the tranquil parkland that surrounds Heriot-Watt University. It is also home to a purpose-built conference and exhibition venue, the Edinburgh Conference Centre.
THERE’S something magnetic about Peebles. Most people who visit tend to return. Just ask Gerard Bony, the general manager of Peebles Hotel Hydro.
THE Lodge at Carfraemill is on the site of a community that has flourished for more than 800 years. Run by its co-owner, Jo Sutherland, it is a family concern that is a welcoming watering hole for those who enjoy pulling a trout or two from the Leader burn.
AFTER 12 years as a derelict building, Melville Castle underwent a five-year restoration and is now a luxury hotel that can cater for receptions, conferences and corporate training.