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

Online booking closed

Online registration for the weekend has now closed, but if you missed the booking window and would still like to attend, please let us know using the contact us form on this site and we will let you know if there are places available.

Note: All current members of the society are entitled to attend the formal AGM on Saturday 27th April 2019.  If you would like to attend the AGM only please also let us know.


Sunday trip now fully booked

Due to overwhelming demand, all the spaces on the Sunday trip have now been taken and the option to book this event is no longer available on the registration form. We have started a waiting list in case spaces become available due to cancellations later – please indicate in the comments section of the booking form if you would like to be added to this list.

There are still spaces available for the other events: the Welcome Dinner on Friday, Lecture Day and AGM and the Gala Meal on Saturday. These can all be booked via the online registration form.

Please note: the closing date for all registrations is 28th February 2019

Edinburgh Accommodation Update

The Edinburgh Travel Guide page on this site has been updated with some additional information on accommodation options in Edinburgh. It also has details of a special offer available to DDS Weekend attendees who can now obtain a discount at the hotel on the same campus as the John McIntyre centre which is the location of our Saturday Lectures and the AGM.  If you are interested please follow the instructions on the travel page to access the discount, or click here for details.