Signing off

Sadly the 2020 Dunnett Weekend had to be cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, but thanks to the generosity of our speakers, suppliers and the Board of the Dorothy Dunnett Society we were able to fully refund all the bookings.

The weekend team would like to thank all the members who booked for their patience and support.   Your kind comments helped us make it through this challenging time.

The society is tentatively planning the 2021 Weekend and the new team will be updating this website later in the year.

Best Wishes and Stay Safe

Betty, Karen, Nicky & Tom
Dunnett Weekend 2020 Team

Good News – 100% Refunds

Good news:  when we cancelled the Dunnett Weekend this year, we said that we would refund, by end June at the latest, 50% or more of the money that our delegates paid. In fact, we are able to refund 100%, and by 15th April at the latest.  These refunds will be cost-neutral to the Society.

This is thanks to the goodwill of all our speakers and guides, Hunters Coaches, the John MacIntyre Centre, the MacDonald Marine Hotel in North Berwick, and the Radisson Blu hotel in Edinburgh, who have waived fees and expenses, and refunded money already paid.  The Weekend Team will be contacting people individually regarding refunds.

Weekend Cancelled due to Covid-19 crisis

Due to the unprecedented situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Board of the Dorothy Dunnett Society held an Extraordinary Meeting on Sunday, 15th March.  We are sad to say that the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Dunnett Weekend. 
We will be publishing more information within the next 48 hours, so if you could hold onto your questions until you have seen the next update we would be very grateful.
Dunnett Weekend team

Hotel Discounts

If you are looking for hotel accommodation in Edinburgh for the Dunnett Weekend, you may be interested to know that attendees have been offered a discount on rooms at either the Radisson Blu (where the Welcome and Gala meals will be held) and the hotels run by Edinburgh First near the John McIntyre Conference Centre where we will be on Saturday.

Full details, including the discount codes, are on the Travel Guide page on this site.

Please note – you will have to book these directly with the venue.

2020 Programme published

We’re back!

Since the 2019 event finished, the weekend team has been working hard to put together a fabulous Dunnett Weekend for 2020.  The first draft of the programme is available here and registration for the event will open online from St Nicholas’ day (6th December).

Places on some events are limited, so please register quickly to ensure your place.

If you have any questions please use the contact us form on this site.

We hope to see you next year in Edinburgh

Betty, Karen, Nicky & Tom
2020 Dunnett Weekend Team

Thank you!

We would like to give a big thank you to everyone who attended the Dunnett Weekend and sincerely hope that you had a wonderful time.  The Dorothy Dunnett Society is always trying to make the weekends better, so please help us by completing the short survey below. 

Your feedback tells us what we get right and what could be improved, and we really appreciate it.


The 2020 Dunnett Weekend will be from 24th to 26th April 2020.  We hope to see you there!

Best Wishes

Betty, Karen, Nicky & Tom
Dunnett Weekend Team