Wednesday 22 April 2020

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF


In the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, the National Museum of Scotland provides an impressive venue for the PVC 2020 Gala Dinner.   

Delegates are invited to take a leisurely stroll along Edinburgh’s historic Grassmarket, passing the spectacular Edinburgh Castle and famous Greyfriars Bobby to the National Museum of Scotland.

Pre dinner drinks will be served in the Kingdom of the Scots gallery, a showcase of Scotland from its emergence as a nation around 1100 to 1707, when the Union of the Scottish and English Parliaments created the United Kingdom of Great Britain. This gallery houses some of Scotland’s most precious objects: the tiny Monymusk reliquary, the Queen Mary harp and the famous Lewis chess pieces, probably the best-known archaeological find from Scotland. Here you’ll encounter legends of Scottish history, from William Wallace and Robert the Bruce to Mary, Queen of Scots, and trace the changing face of Scotland through developments in trade and the economy, and fierce religious and political controversy.

Dinner will be served in the Grand Gallery, with its soaring pillars and high windows, this light-filled atrium is one of Scotland’s most beautiful spaces, and provides a spectacular backdrop to our dinner. Tables are interspersed with the dramatic objects on display – from a huge 12-foot long South Pacific feast bowl to a 19th-century lighthouse lens – for a great celebration on the penultimate evening of our conference.




Sponsorship of this event is available. Contact Kate Harrison for details.



Images: National Museum of Scotland