Social programme

There are three seperate tours available for delegates on Tuesday afternoon. A one hour walking tour in Portree visiting six seperate locations, whilst viewing a selection of historical photographs will begin at 2pm. A minibus will depart the conference venue at 1pm to ensure a prompt start time.

Secondly a tour of the grounds of the Clan Donald Centre has been arranged for 2pm. Clan Donald Skye is a 20,000-acre highland estate on the Sleat peninsula in south Skye. Once part of the traditional lands of Clan Donald, the Estate was purchased by the Clan Donald Lands Trust in 1971. The Estate offers some stunning walks for all levels of fitness, with views eastwards across the Sound of Sleat to Knoydart, or on the west of the peninsula across to the Cuillin mountain range. It is home to iconic wildlife species including red deer, golden eagles and sea eagles. A two hour visit has been arranged to see the beautiful gardens, visit the museum of the isles, some retail therapy and visit the cafe.

Finally a glass bottom boat tour under the Skye bridge or down the Lochalsh will begin at 1.15. The Seaprobe Atlantis Glass Bottom Boat gives the best of both worlds 'above and below the waves', enjoy all the fantastic sea views of Skye and the mainland of Scotland as we sail out under the Skye bridge or head down Lochalsh looking for seals, otters and other wildlife. Then go below decks to see the fascinating underwater world teeming with marine life. 

You can book a slot on any of the above excursions during the registration process.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline extended:
    22 February 2016
  • Early registration deadline:
    25 April 2016
  • Registration deadline:
    4 May 2016


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