Social Events

Rehabilitation and Participation Conference 2011

Social Program included in the cost

The conference is supported by a full social program.

The program starts at 6.00pm on May 4th with a chance to visit the Discovery point just a short distance from the conference venue. Here you will have a chance to meet Dundee’s Lord Provost and will have the opportunity to look around the displays and exhibitions on early polar exploration and the history of the Royal Research Ship Discovery, before  going on board the ship itself.  A tour guide will be on hand for anyone who wishes a structured tour of the ship.

You can find more information about the ship here.

A loan Piper will lead people back to the conference venue for Dinner, during which guests will be entertained with “the haggis ceremony” the Selkirk grace introduced by Master of ceremonies Mr John Douglas, and there will be a musical accompaniment from the “ceilidh band”.

We have organised a very entertaining after dinner speech from Mr Jim Robertson, Procurator Fiscal for Fife.

Dinner will be followed by a traditional Scottish ceilidh with dance caller Mr John Douglas.  (The Hilton Hotel will provide a drinks bar during the ceilidh, where patrons can purchase drinks). The ceilidh will end with the traditional “Auld Langsyne” lead by John Douglas.

If you have the time for sightseeing during your visit, or would like to return for a more leisurely break, you can find more information about what to see and do in and around Dundee by going to

You can also visit the kingdom of Fife, just across the Tay road bridge, including the town of St Andrews, the home of golf, which is only 13 miles from the conference venue.