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Edinburgh Meet, 04/07/20 20/02/2020 at 22:23 #123363
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I said at the last Derby meet that I would be done with sorting out meets after the March Peterborough meet as I felt that I had done my time in organising getting on for 20 meets. However an opportunity with suitable venue and date has now come forward which is too good to miss.

I was talking to a former work colleague who lives in Edinburgh a little while ago and mentioned in passing that we struggled to find venues North of the border. I wish I had kept quiet because Alan came back with a list of over a dozen venues all of which would be more or less suitable for us and all of which he had personally visited on our behalf.

Karl (Headshot119) and I have today been to meet Alan in Edinburgh and have visited a number of the potential venues. There were several that would have served our purpose but we have picked the one we thought best suited us and confirmed the booking.

It can therefore be announced that a meet will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 4th. July at The Beehive Inn, 18-20 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU. The first details can be found here in the Meets section of the Wiki. The sign-up sheet will appear in the Upcoming Events section in due course.

"No question is too stupid, there are just some stupid answers" - Dr. Michael Reece, 12/08/1927 - 03/06/2019. Electrical engineer and inventor
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Edinburgh Meet, 04/07/20 21/02/2020 at 12:11 #123366
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I would have attended however at this time I'm working and don't finish until 3pm so no chance unless a work colleague wants a extra Saturday.

Pity though as I would have welcomed a Scottish meet.

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Edinburgh Meet, 04/07/20 21/02/2020 at 14:02 #123367
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I may try and break my meeting duck. If I take the train I can have a wee drinkie.
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Edinburgh Meet, 04/07/20 21/02/2020 at 15:50 #123368
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Dunno if this will be any help for those who may come by car, but since the city centre is absolutely extortionate for parking, there are several park and rides dotted around the outskirts.

Newcraighall is directly off the A1, at 50p per 24 hours and/or a Premier in also with it's own parking at the same slip road. A Off-peak day return Newcraighall - EDB will skin you all of £3.50. Journey time of no more than 10 minutes. half hourly service during the day, hourly mid evening. But also a number 30 bus gets you back out if the train was missed.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Newcraighall+Park+And+Ride/@55.9337746,-3.0952289,404m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x4887b90c4dd4ae77:0x89b89b40447b333d!8m2!3d55.9336489!4d-3.0927372

Sheriffhall Park & Ride is more to the South outskirts with many busses into the city. Lothian busses operate a service 33 which runs every 20 minutes, journey times around 30 minutes to get onto Princes street. £4.50 for a day ticket, £1.80 Single.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sheriffhall+Park+and+Ride+(Stop+B)/@55.9025248,-3.1003334,1715m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m7!3m6!1s0x4887b9302b7f16d9:0x6a174d4283e0cf0a!6m1!1v5!8m2!3d55.9054679!4d-3.098804

And Hermiston Gate PArk & ride to the West edges of the city.

Multiple busses into the city. Lothian busses operate from here with the same £4.50 day ticket, £1.80 single.

First bus also operate from here but have a significantly higher fare structure.

Journey times are around 35/40 minutes.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hermiston+Park+%26+Ride/@55.9204143,-3.3150343,1019m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m7!3m6!1s0x4887c43eec323965:0xb1d0fd7c25203b79!6m1!1v5!8m2!3d55.917324!4d-3.3140389

The good thing about Edinburgh are the Night busses. Separate ticket would be needed but they run most main routes if anyone was staying out passed bed time.

HAP
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Edinburgh Meet, 04/07/20 21/02/2020 at 16:21 #123369
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I'm on holiday that day, and was planning to be crossing the Forth around that time. So I'm a definite maybe, will ask the other half if I'm allowed to go play.
Jamie S (JAMS)
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Edinburgh Meet, 04/07/20 21/02/2020 at 19:37 #123370
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With luck I'm on holiday that week in Edinburgh sightseeing with my gf, so I should be able to pop over and have a couple of hours :-).
Aaron (AJRO)
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Edinburgh Meet, 04/07/20 21/02/2020 at 20:13 #123371
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We have about half of the upstairs area reserved for our meet. In the fourth of the interior photos on the Meet page of the Wiki a step at the end of the wooden floor can be seen. Our reserved area is beyond that step. The remainder of the area will be open to the public (usual Saturday rules open the area from about 14:00). If anyone is travelling with a significant other and they don't want to expose them to tables full of geeks using headcode-speak they are welcome to use the other half of the bar or the main bar downstairs for socialising and eating. We will have access to the other half of the upstairs before 14:00 and can carry food and drink upstairs but the upstairs bar will not be staffed.
"No question is too stupid, there are just some stupid answers" - Dr. Michael Reece, 12/08/1927 - 03/06/2019. Electrical engineer and inventor
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Edinburgh Meet, 04/07/20 22/02/2020 at 18:30 #123376
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To try and repay my former colleague Alan for the legwork he has put in to visit all of the potential venues can I suggest that anyone staying in Edinburgh on the Friday night and who likes "classic Rock and Soul music predominantly but not exclusively from the 1960s" attends a gig where "The Banned" are playing not far from The Beehive. Alan is the drummer in "The Banned".

They will be performing at Whistle Binkies. 4-6 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1LL in a set running from 21:30 to 23:45. Further details will be posted on the Wiki page,

"No question is too stupid, there are just some stupid answers" - Dr. Michael Reece, 12/08/1927 - 03/06/2019. Electrical engineer and inventor
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Edinburgh Meet, 04/07/20 22/02/2020 at 21:03 #123384
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Absolutely love Binkies!! Would highly commend this to the house!
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Edinburgh Meet, 04/07/20 23/02/2020 at 14:47 #123394
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I may be up in northern England suring the summer: if the meet and the trip collide I will be along.

Dave

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