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.

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.

New Weekend Website

Welcome to the new website for the Dunnett Weekend in April 2019!  This site aims to provide members with a single place to see the weekend programme, book events and obtain useful information on travel around in Edinburgh, as well as the opportunity to buy some essential accessories for the trip.

We hope you find it useful and we encourage you to use the online registration and payment forms to book your place at this event as this is the quickest way to secure your place.

If you have any comments or questions please use the form on the Contact Us page and one of the weekend team will respond as soon as possible.