Edinburgh Burns Weekend 30th/31st January 2010


Come and celebrate Burns night in style!

On Saturday 30 January you will have the chance to orienteer through the historic streets of Edinburgh. We are offering 3 courses, Long (around 7km), Medium (around 4.5km) and Short/Children’s (2km) all offering a technical challenge with new map additions thanks to Graeme Ackland. Starts will be from 12-3pm, allowing plenty of time to travel from all over the UK.

On Saturday evening you will have the chance to party in true Scottish style with our family Ceilidh with live band and bar.
On Sunday 31 January it is the turn of JOK, they are taking their famous annual Chasing Sprint to Edinburgh’s Arthurs Seat, or formally known as Holyrood Park.
Both events are based in the city centre and reachable by foot or public transport. There is a great bus service operating in Edinburgh at £1.20 per journey, route details can be found here.
There are plenty of travel options that take you straight into the centre of the city.
Train: Edinburgh Waverly is situated in the city centre, where all trains terminate as well as the Caledonian Sleeper from London.
Fly: Edinburgh Airport is situated 20min bus journey from the centre. The bus link to the centre runs every 20 min’s and costs £3.50 for a single and £6 for a return. Airlines that fly from Edinburgh include: Ryanair, bmi, British Airways, easyjet, Flybe and other internationals.
Accommodation: Edinburgh has a whole host of places to stay including many private Bed and Breakfasts, hostels, travel lodges and hotels. Check out a few near the centre:


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More details can be found at orienteering.eusu.ed.ac.uk/bigweekend

Contact jameslyno@yahoo.co.uk for more information.

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