Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau News https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk/rss.php Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau RSS Feed English V&A Dundee Opening Announced https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/224_VA-Dundee-Opening-Announced.html 2018-01-18 00:00:01

V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, will open to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018. It will be the only V&A museum in the world outside London: an international centre for design, a place of inspiration, discovery and learning. Visitors to V&A Dundee will experience the remarkable story of design past, present and future, and the vital contribution design makes to all our lives. Designed by internationally acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, V&A Dundee stands at the centre of the £1 billion transformation of the Dundee waterfront, once part of the city’s docklands. With its complex geometry, inspired by the dramatic cliffs along the east coast of Scotland, it stretches out into the River Tay – a new landmark reconnecting the city with its historic waterfront, and a major new cultural development for Scotland and the UK. The new museum will feature permanent galleries of Scottish design, as well as an ambitious international ]]>
Invitation to Join in 150th Anniversary Celebrations at The McManus https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/223_Invitation-To-Join-In-150th-Anniversary-Celebrations-At-The-McManus.html 2017-09-08 00:00:01

The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum has invited everyone to join them in celebrating their official 150th Anniversary during the afternoon of Tuesday 12 September. This will be a birthday party to remember with the chance to chat, enjoy and learn about Dundee’s favourite building with Creative Learning and Curatorial staff at the museum. The attraction’s choir in residence, Loadsweeminsingin’, will launch proceedings with a dazzling rendition of Happy Birthday. Lord Provost Ian Borthwick and Managing Director of Leisure & Culture Dundee, Stewart Murdoch will then open the doors to an exclusive programme of memorable moments to enjoy throughout the afternoon. Visitors will be welcomed at reception where they will be encouraged to explore the galleries and discover 150 years of The McManus. Staff will be on hand to chat about the history and work of the museum through conservation, exhibitions and permanent displays. The Scottish Ensemble will hol ]]>
Nutrition Meets Sports Science at Conference https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/222_Nutrition-Meets-Sports-Science-At-Conference.html 2017-08-15 00:00:01

A new Scottish conference will bring together industry experts and academics from the worlds of food, nutrition and sports science this month. A collaboration between the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland and hosts Abertay University in Dundee, the event, Cycling & Sports - Opportunities in Food and Drink, will be attended by food and drink producers, members of the business support industry and academic staff. Aimed at stimulating exchange of ideas, analysing trends and sharing expertise, the purpose of the conference on August 22 is to build partnerships across the sectors. Two Edinburgh based companies are among the businesses signed up to attend. Some are already making cycling and sports produce, while others are considering diversifying. Networking and speed pitching sessions will take place in addition to a series of talks and one to one sessions. Active Root, a new natural ginger based sports drink company from Edinburgh, will provide an insight into their product, whi ]]>
Invercarse Hotel Welcomes New Head Chef https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/221_Invercarse-Hotel-Welcomes-New-Head-Chef.html 2017-06-08 00:00:01

Barry spent an early part of his 23-year career at the Invercarse Hotel developing his craft while working with David Adamson (who retired in May 2017 after 32 years at Redwood). When the position of Head Chef was offered, Barry says he didn’t think twice about the opportunity to return to the group. In between the Invercarse and running his own restaurant in Perth, Barry also spent 3 years as Head Chef at the Birkhill Inn, it was there he succeeded to build up a loyal customer and Steak Pie following! Barry is enthusiastic and has great plans and flair for menu building; the team at the Invercarse are delighted to welcome him and patrons are already commenting on how refreshing the menu choice is with seasonal and local produce available. High Tea starts on Sunday 11th June and will continue every Sunday between 5pm – 8.30pm. Group menus, and delicious Festive Menus are now also available. Business Lunches can be pre-ordered from the Redwood Days Menu; when you call to ]]>
Redwood Leisure begin Expansion to one of Dundee’s Best Known and Loved Hotels https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/220_Redwood-Leisure-Begin-Expansion-To-One-Of-Dundees-Best-Known-And-Loved-Hotels.html 2017-06-08 00:00:01

Redwood Leisure have begun a major expansion to build a 24-bedroom wing on to the rear of the Invercarse Hotel which has 44 existing and newly re-furbished bedrooms. To begin building the existing car park facility has been pushed back into what is now re-claimed wasteland. This was the first stage of ground work and is now very near completed. All work is being carried out by a local Dundee company; George Martin builders, who were also responsible for the additional rooms which opened in the Woodlands Hotel in 2015. The extension is on target to be completed in April 2018, and is already fully booked for the Open Golf championship in July. The new rooms will enhance the existing 44 re-furbished bedrooms and the large ballroom. It’s hoped the additional bedroom capacity will appeal to larger events and functions which require bedroom capacity. The Redwood lounge and Restaurant has the facility for 90 covers and one of the best views in Dundee to look out over the Silvery Tay ]]>
STEM Gallery to Honour War Hero Former Student - Abertay University https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/219_STEM-Gallery-To-Honour-War-Hero-Former-Student-Abertay-University.html 2017-06-05 00:00:01

Abertay University is to honour an inspirational former student who became the first ever female British marine engineer and was awarded an MBE for bravery at sea during the Second World War. To mark International Women in Engineering Day on June 23, Abertay will host a conference day packed with workshops and talks, all featuring ‘Unsung Heroes of STEM’ who have had an influence on science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The event will also feature a gallery in Abertay’s Hannah Maclure Centre, including images of former student, the late Victoria Drummond. Drummond was born at Megginch Castle, Perthshire in 1894, where she was named after her godmother, Queen Victoria. Abertay’s Old College already houses a commemorative memorial plaque to the pioneer, who was the first British woman marine engineer, the first female member of the Institute of Marine Engineers and was awarded both an MBE and Lloyds war medal for bravery at sea during the Second Wor ]]>
Alistair Kerr Photography - 'Picture This' New Weekly Blog https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/218_Alistair-Kerr-Photography-Picture-This-New-Weekly-Blog.html 2017-06-02 00:00:01

Alistair Kerr Photography is delighted to announce the launch of “Picture This”, a new weekly blog aimed at businesses that care how they look. All of us can take our eye off the ball when it comes to thinking about how our business looks to the outside world. It’s also a well-known quirk of being human that we tend to assume everyone sees things the way we do, so without realising it we can go months or even years wearing blinkers – until customer feedback or falling sales force us to confront the fact that we have a problem. By then it can be very difficult to reverse the damage. “Picture This” encourages businesses to take a step back and look hard at every aspect of how they come across to customers, whether it’s their premises, their marketing materials, their signage or their photography - any one of which can be a very weak link in an otherwise strong chain. Of course we all think we care how our business looks, but every day business ]]>
BioDundee Annual Conference https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/217_BioDundee-Annual-Conference.html 2017-05-22 00:00:01

Life Sciences and healthcare experts from all over Europe will gather in Dundee this week for two days to discuss international solutions in human and animal healthcare. More than 100 delegates are expected to attend the 17th annual BioDundee Conference at the West Park Centre tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday. Delegates will focus on a wide-ranging programme under the heading of Global Challenges – Worldwide issues, threats and solutions. Among more than a dozen speakers will be Shona Robison, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health & Sport; Paul Wyatt, Drug Discovery Unit, University of Dundee; David MacCallum, SDI, Mike Sullivan, InnovateUK and Mark Cook, Medtronic UK & Ireland. He said: “The value of having world class universities with cutting edge facilities, great research capabilities and willing partners in a major teaching hospital cannot be underestimated. “Dundee has everything a life science company could want from start-ups to multinationals l ]]>
The McManus Getting Ready for Biggest Day of the Year https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/216_The-McManus-Getting-Ready-For-Biggest-Day-Of-The-Year.html 2017-05-17 00:00:01

The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum is getting ready to host their biggest day of the year on Saturday 20 May as part of this year’s Festival of Museums, where they will be celebrating 150 years at the museum by telling ‘The People’s Story’. There is a packed programme of entertainment planned where event goers can join museum staff and partners for an exciting day and evening of activities and experiences. Highlights include Pop Up Performances from ZeroThree15 Theatre Company where the galleries’ paintings and sculptures will come to life. Look out for the ‘Twa Auld Wifies’, ‘The Highlander’ and Queen Victoria and Prince Albert aka ‘Vic & Bert’. There will also be the chance to find out more about the current learning and engagement project, ‘The People’s Story’, meet the curators and see a special performance of ‘Juteopolis’ from artists Lise Olsen and Lada Wilson, w ]]>
Abertay team celebrate BAFTA success https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/214_Abertay-Team-Celebrate-BAFTA-Success.html 2017-04-08 00:00:01

A team of Abertay University games students are celebrating after scooping the prestigious Ones to Watch prize at the BAFTA Games Awards. Student team Bluedoor Games took the coveted title at a glittering black-tie event in London, attended by key players from the world’s games industry. The winning game, Among the Stones, was created as part of Abertay’s Dare to be Digital Competition which has this year been rebooted to become Dare Academy. Bluedoor’s entry beat strong competition from fellow Abertay team Ludico’s creation, Pentagrab, and Hexterion’s dodgeball-based title, Rebound, to secure the win. Professor Gregor White, Head of Abertay’s School of Arts, Media and Computer Games, said the standard of entries in the category had been particularly high. He added: “To win this award is an incredible achievement from a great team and all of the Abertay students who were nominated are now on a trajectory towards a stellar career in the gam ]]>
Holiday Inn Express - Make us one of your Memories this Summer! https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/213_Holiday-Inn-Express-Make-Us-One-Of-Your-Memories-This-Summer.html 2017-04-07 00:00:01

Enjoy a relaxing break in one of our stylish bedrooms before waking up to sumptuous breakfast included in your accommodation. Spend the day exploring historic Dundee, then indulge over supper with 10% IHG members discount. Book online: https://www.hiexpress.com Or call our reservation at 01382 314330 Holiday Inn Express, 41 DockStreet, Dundee, DD1 3DR ]]>
Dundee to Host one of World’s Largest Martial Arts Events https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/212_Dundee-To-Host-One-Of-Worlds-Largest-Martial-Arts-Events.html 2017-03-24 00:00:01

Dundee will host one of the world’s largest martial arts events next year, bringing a potential economic boost of nearly £10 million. The 7th World Union of Karate Federations (WUKF) World Karate Championships for All Ages will be held at Dundee Ice Arena from June 12 to 17 2018, bringing more than 4,000 athletes, supporters, coaches and officials from across the globe. Dundee-based Kanzen Karate Scotland (KKS), the current Dundee Sports Club of the Year, launched the audacious bid to host the competition in June last year. The team have since been working tirelessly with Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau, Leisure and Culture Dundee and other organisations within the city to make the bid successful. The event will bring some of the world’s top karate athletes to the city, and KKS President, Roy O’Kane, said hosting the competition was a “tremendous honour.” “We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our bid, ” he ]]>
New Angus Larder Showcases the Best of Local Food & Drink https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/215_New-Angus-Larder-Showcases-The-Best-Of-Local-Food-Drink.html 2017-03-24 00:00:01

The Third Edition of the popular Angus Larder publication has been published. This edition, written and published by The List in partnership with Taste of Angus, takes a different approach to the previous two, and focuses on a list of 52 great foods from Angus. Iconic local foods such as Arbroath Smokies, Forfar Bridies and Aberdeen Angus beef are of course included along with newer additions to the area including honeyberries and tea. There are suggestions from local chefs of dishes which can be prepared using the featured ingredients and listings of where to eat, and where to buy the very best of Angus food and drink. Each item is accompanied by an interesting story so readers really get to know the local producers, and appreciate the work that goes into growing, making, cooking and selling the products. Donald Reid of The List said, “We have worked with A Taste of Angus over many years and it's great to be publish this new showcase of all the great food from Angus - somethi ]]>
Dundee’s biggest events firm Red Pepper announce ambitious expansion plans https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/211_Dundees-Biggest-Events-Firm-Red-Pepper-Announce-Ambitious-Expansion-Plans.html 2017-03-23 00:00:01

Dundee’s biggest events firm Red Pepper announce ambitious expansion plans with the purchase of Origin Events, a dynamic Edinburgh based agency. Since forming in 2005, Red Pepper Events have entertained over 333,000 people at events as diverse as The Monaco Grand Prix and BP’s International Conferences on the one hand and Arbroath’s Sea Fest and Dundee’s NEoN Digital Arts Festival on the other. Red Pepper director Eleanor Whitby believes that not only is the buy-out a massive statement of intent on the part of Red Pepper, but it is also a signifier of the buoyant cultural status of Dundee as a city increasingly accustomed to international conferences and events. Origin Events are a niche consultancy with special interest in conference provision and support within the legal, women’s healthcare and housing sectors. Not only are the clients an attractively diverse addition to the Red Pepper client base, but Eleanor Whitby believes that the purchase of Orig ]]>
Forbes of Kingennie - January Events https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/210_Forbes-Of-Kingennie-January-Events.html 2017-01-05 00:00:01

Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort are hosting a January full of intimate events in their Buddon Burn Suite where you can sample dishes and drinks from local suppliers and learn about them at the same time. Tickets for each event are £20 per person, but buy a ticket to all four events for £60. Pork and Whisky Night 7th January Learn about pork sourced from the Forbes family farm, Omachie, which will be washed down with some palatable Scottish whisky. Scottish Gin Night 14th January Kim, gin connoisseur and founder of The Gin Bothy, will take guests through her homegrown family of gins, pairing each one with the mixers and garnishes to bring out the tastes and flavours. By the end of the night you will have some wonderful gin ideas that you can experiment with at your own dinner parties. Wine and Cheese Night 21st January Hilary and Steve, from the award-winning independent specialist cheese shop The Cheesery on Exchange Street in Dundee, will guide you through a sele ]]>
Discovery Burns Supper Package at Discovery Point https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/209_Discovery-Burns-Supper-Package-At-Discovery-Point.html 2016-12-16 00:00:01

For that truly special occasion, ten to fourteen people can dine in the magnificent mahogany panelled Wardroom aboard RRS Discovery where Captain Scott and his officers’ dined in Antarctica from 1901-1904. Dining is totally private with your own Chef and Waiting Team. If your party is larger than 14, we can accommodate this within our function suite. RRS Discovery and Discovery Point are the ideal venues for that special occasion. To celebrate the birth of our national bard, Rabbie Burns, why not host your own ‘Burns Supper’ aboard RRS Discovery. You will be piped on board, given a wee dram and a guided tour of this historic ship, followed by a 3-course Scottish themed dinner in the Officers Wardroom. Available throughout January. The package is for a set menu and all guests will be required to have the same meal. However, we will be delighted to cater for any dietary requirements with prior notice. The packages are based on a minimum of 10 adults. A suggested i ]]>
Verdant Works receives special birthday present as it is named Best Visitor Attraction https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/208_Verdant-Works-Receives-Special-Birthday-Present-As-It-Is-Named-Best-Visitor-Attraction.html 2016-11-24 00:00:01

Dundee jute museum Verdant Works received a special birthday present on Thursday evening when it was named Scotrail Best Visitor Attraction in the Central, Fife and Tayside regional final of the Scottish Thistle Awards. The former jute factory, now considered to be one of the nation’s top textile museums, beat off stiff competition from Balgove Larder and The Helix, Home to the Kelpies in what are widely regarded as the Oscars of Scottish Tourism. The accolade comes as Verdant Works celebrates its 20th birthday as a museum. Popular with locals and tourists, the museum prides itself on its social history message as well as holding exhibitions, workshops and community events. Verdant Works is owned by Dundee Heritage Trust, which also operates RRS Discovery. The Trust opened the museum – with the public’s help – in September 1996 and completed the second phase a year later. Most of the items in the museum are donated by residents of Dundee, considered the home ]]>
Catering operator appointed for V&A Dundee https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/207_Catering-Operator-Appointed-For-VA-Dundee.html 2016-10-03 00:00:01

Heritage Portfolio has been appointed to run the café, restaurant and events for V&A Museum of Design Dundee, the first V&A museum in the world outside of London. The catering operation at V&A Dundee will be an essential part of the visitor experience with a welcoming café in the main hall, a spectacular restaurant with outdoor terrace overlooking the River Tay, and a range of unique spaces throughout the museum that are able to host events and dinners through into the evening. The Edinburgh-based company runs highly successful cafes, restaurants and events at a range of visitor attractions including the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, theScottish Portrait Gallery, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Signet Library and Scone Palace. Heritage Portfolio is also the only catering company in Scotland to have been awarded a Royal Warrant as an official supplier of catering services to Her Majesty the Queen. Philip Long, Director of V&A Dundee, said: & ]]>
Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental supports the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/206_Arnold-Clark-Car-Van-Rental-Supports-The-Oor-Wullie-Bucket-Trail.html 2016-08-22 00:00:01

The company joins other large businesses in supporting a worthy cause. There is hardly anyone in Scotland who doesn’t know or hasn’t heard of the ‘little rascal’ Wullie, a famous cartoon character by DC Thomson (he was even named a cultural icon of Scotland. For his 80th anniversary, Oor Wullie has teamed up with the Archie Foundation in fundraising for the Tayside Children’s Hospital Appeal. The Oor Wullie Bucket Trail is being hailed as Dundee’s biggest ever mass-participation art event and is running from the 27th June to 27th August 2016. The trail sees 55, 5 ft tall sculptures of Oor Wullie sitting on a bucket located around the city of Dundee. Each is individually sponsored and decorated. The proceeds of sponsorship and ultimately the sale of the sculptures will be donated to the Archie Foundation. A need recognisedRecognising the need for a twin children’s theatre and more child-friendly facilities, the Archie Foundation has made ]]>
Scrymgeour Hall - University of Dundee https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/205_Scrymgeour-Hall-University-Of-Dundee.html 2016-08-11 00:00:01

The University’s newest conference facility, Scrymgeour Hall is located in the Scrymgeour Building on Park Place just a short walk from the city centre and Dundee Railway Station; it was the Law Library until very recently. Scrymgeour Hall offers flexibility for conferences and exhibitions. It comfortably accommodates 100 delegates in cabaret style and 140 theatre style with a separate hospitality area and is fully equipped with screen, data projector and PA system Scrymgeour Hall is beautifully grand with stained glass, coombed ceilings and the collection of Past Principals portraits on display and is an ideal venue for small to medium conferences and events. For further information or to book, please contact Elizabeth Shearer on 01382 386751 or email e.a.shearer@dundee.ac.uk ]]>
Get Ready For Arbroath Sea Fest! https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/204_Get-Ready-For-Arbroath-Sea-Fest.html 2016-08-05 00:00:01

With Arbroath Sea Fest 2016 just over a week away, the organisers have released details of the programme – and this year’s celebration of Arbroath’s maritime connections is going to be bigger and better than ever! Arbroath Sea Fest takes place around the town’s harbour on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14. As part of the event’s 20th anniversary celebrations, there’s live music from several of the top bands in the area, including KJB, 2 Wheels Good and Miami Vince, who are playing from 5pm until 7pm at the first ever Arbroath Sea Fest late night opening. The Saturday of Sea Fest weekend also features the heats of the highly competitive Strongman and Strongwoman competitions, a performance by the fabulous Showcase The Street dancers and a thrilling demonstration rescue by Arbroath’s RNLI Lifeboat and crew. On Sunday, August 14, the live music begins with a medley of tunes from Arbroath Sea Cadet Band, followed by music from Buck Rodge ]]>
DoubleTree by Hilton Dundee - Sizzling Summer Meeting Package https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/203_DoubleTree-By-Hilton-Dundee-Sizzling-Summer-Meeting-Package.html 2016-06-28 00:00:01

Summer meetings needn’t all be indoors. Escape the boardroom over lunch time and take advantage of our special Summer Day Delegate Package in our beautiful Maze Garden’s where your delegates can enjoy some time in the sun (Scottish weather depending!) Only £28pp* (Minimum numbers of 10) Main meeting room hire On arrival: tea, coffee and double tree cookie Mixed ‘sizzling’ lunch with fresh salads, sides and soft drinks Fruit cocktails & Haagen Dazs for the afternoon break LCD Projector Screen and Flipchart Still and Sparkling mineral water in the meeting room Confectionery Delegate notepads & pens Complimentary wifi Stationary box Dedicated meetings host For more info contact: events@doubletreedundee.co.uk Tel: 01382 641122Web:  www.doubletreedundee.co.uk DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dundee, Kingsway West, Dundee, DD2 5JT ]]>
Malmaison Dundee does Ladies Afternoon Tea for Maggie's https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/202_Malmaison-Dundee-Does-Ladies-Afternoon-Tea-For-Maggies.html 2016-06-23 00:00:01

Working with Maggie’s Dundee, we’re delighted to launch our new Afternoon Tea concept! Indulge in Mal’s delicious new afternoon tea, cocktails and treat yourself with some retail therapy! With an exciting cocktail masterclass, a variety of stalls and all proceeds going towards Maggie’s, why not grab your friends and enjoy an exciting ladies afternoon event! Tickets:  £19.95 each (includes afternoon tea & arrival drink)Date:  Sunday 10th July 2016, 1.30pm - 5.30pm For further information and to buy tickets please contact the Malmaison event team on 01382 339316 Web:  www.maggiescentres.orgFacebook:  facebook.com/maggiesdundeeTwitter:  @maggiesdundee Maggie’s Dundee provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends. Malmaison Dundee, 44 Whitehall Crescent, Dundee, DD1 4AY ]]>
Celebrate like no one’s watching at Malmaison! https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/201_Celebrate-Like-No-Ones-Watching-At-Malmaison.html 2016-06-06 00:00:01

Some things are just too good to share! Take Malmaison Dundee's superb Private Dining Rooms & Tay Suite for example. Each unique and full of character, they are glittering hidden gems behind the buzz and bustle of their brasseries. They're perfect for small groups, parties, gala dinners and anything else you'd rather keep behind closed doors. And now, to give you even more of a reason to celebrate, they're offering 3 courses in a gorgeous private event space, plus a glass of fizz and half a bottle of wine each for only £39pp! To book – 01382 339 715 or email events.dundee@malmaison.com Malmaison Dundee, 44 Whitehall Crescent, Dundee, DD1 4AY. ]]>
Still Smiling after 20 years of Business https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/200_Still-Smiling-After-20-Years-Of-Business.html 2016-04-29 00:00:01

On 29th April 1996, Norman Springford opened his first Apex Hotel in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket. The 127 rooms, each selling at a fixed rate of £39.95, were adorned with pictures on the wall bought from IKEA in Newcastle and transported back to Edinburgh in Norman’s wife’s Volkswagen polo. Norman set out by hiring a core team of experienced people, many of whom are still part of the Apex team today, and began seeking staff with the right attitude rather than the right experience. As he points out in the company manifesto, “If a team member has a smile, we can train them to accomplish anything.” Retaining the all-important family ethos was critical. According to Springford, “I used to know every member of staff and their families.” This commitment to creating an extension of the family remains undiminished’ In the recent Apex Hotels TV commercial to promote the ‘Warmer Welcome’ offered in its hotels Apex used real staff not ]]>
World Class Developments Breathing New Vigour into Business Tourism in Dundee https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/199_World-Class-Developments-Breathing-New-Vigour-Into-Business-Tourism-In-Dundee.html 2016-04-12 00:00:01

Business tourism is responsible for generating over £12million of direct expenditure in Dundee and Angus, attracting more than 225,000 visitors to the area and generating over 42,000 bed nights. The total economic impact of business tourism is estimated to be worth over £61million to the region. The figures are impressive, but what is it that makes business tourism different from leisure tourism? It involves supplying facilities and services to delegates - whose trip to a specific area is because of a meeting, conference, event, or as an incentive. It is widely agreed within the meetings industry that business events are a driver of economic growth particularly in service oriented economies that are seeking international trade and intellectual engagement to progress advantage in the Knowledge and Creative aspects of their economy. The Convention Bureau team works to position Dundee and Angus on a national and international stage by promoting the area’s centres of ex ]]>
Newly refurbished Cairn O’ Mount Bar Re-opening Friday 19 February 2016 https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/198_Newly-Refurbished-Cairn-O-Mount-Bar-Reopening-Friday-19-February-2016.html 2016-02-11 00:00:01

Our wooden bar has been converted into a stone fronted bar with a sleek black top. The mid-wall has been knocked down to open up the room and a central glass fireplace has been introduced to create a welcoming warmth. We have used a lot of traditional materials from stone and leather to tweed sourced from the Isle of Harris as well as contemporary twists including an unusual wine rack, long vertical windows and a concertina door.With an overall investment of £100,000 in the bar and outside veranda we hope that all of our guests all get a chance to wind down and take full advantage of the new space. UPCOMING EVENTS at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort Wedding Fayre Date: Sunday 28 February 2016  |  Time: 12.00noon to 4.00pmFree Admission Our Wedding Fayres offer the ideal opportunity to view our unique wedding facilities, preview our luxury lodges, spend time with the events team and chat to a host of exhibitors. From dresses, to m ]]>
Andrew Burnet & Company Launches New Website https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/197_Andrew-Burnet-Company-Launches-New-Website.html 2016-02-08 00:00:01

One of Scotland’s leading Destination Management Companies – Andrew Burnet & Company have launched their new website, showcasing why Scotland (including Dundee & Angus) should be your next incentive, corporate travel or golfing destination and how Andrew and his team will create you a totally unique experience. Andrew Burnet & Company Ltd, 60/2 Orchard Brae Avenue, Edinburgh, EH4 2HN Tel:  +44 (0) 131 467 6467 | +44 (0) 141 258 8292 Email:  andrew@andrewburnet.co.uk Web:  www.andrewburnet.co.uk  ]]>
Burn's Night Supper at the Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/196_Burns-Night-Supper-At-The-Apex-City-Quay-Hotel-Spa.html 2016-01-08 00:00:01

Raise yer glass tae the bard himself and join Apex Hotel City Quay & Spa, in celebrating the birthdate of Robert Burns and his poetic success by booking your place. The night’s entertainment includes: piper performance, Classic Tam O' Shanter address to the haggis, 2 course dinner & ceilidh band. Tickets £22 per personSunday 24th January 201618.30 to midnight To find out more or to book, please contact: T: 0800 049 8304 E: dundee.events@apexhotels.co.uk Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa, 1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee. ]]>
Malmaison Welcomes Two New Recruits https://www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk//news/195_Malmaison-Welcomes-Two-New-Recruits.html 2016-01-05 00:00:01

Malmaison has welcomed two new recruits – Kane Savage & Susie Ritchie. Kane will be taking over the role of sales manager and Susie will be taking over as meetings and events manager. With a wealth of industry experience, both recruits are new to Dundee and are looking forward to building on Malmaison’s previous successes in the city. Kane explained ‘It’s a really exciting time to be working in Dundee for Malmaison. There’s so much going on in Dundee, it’s no wonder the city is attracting events and delegates from across the world.’ Malmaison Dundee has 94 bedrooms and stylish conference space for up to 160 delegates. To find out more about hosting your event at Malmaison, please contact events.dundee@malmaison.com  Malmaison Dundee, 44 Whitehall Crescent, Dundee. ]]>