The Shire of Harpelstane once again invites you to enjoy a day of warm company and dancing to relieve the cold, dark, northern winter, with wonderful music provided by the renowned Gaita in the beautiful setting of a 13th century priory church.
The site is a local bus or train out of the centre of Edinburgh in the ancient burgh of South Queensferry. With our weekly Edinburgh dance practice - led by Master Otto and Mistress Caitlin of Gaita fame - on the Friday night and a day of period games in the beautiful - all be it cold – Linlithgow Palace on the Sunday, join us for a weekend of revelry to alleviate the gloom of the long winter days.
Saturday: site opens at 11 am and closes at 10 pm
Sunday: Linlithgow Palace opens at 10:30 am and closes at 4:30 pm
Site fee: £12 including Saturday evening food. If you wish for lunch, please bring your own, there are plenty of shops and cafes in South Queensferry. Payment in advance is not necessary, but gentles who turn up without booking will incur a surcharge and may have to be turned away (due to a limit on the number the site can accommodate).
Event Steward: Lady Rosaline de Preston
Or contact Lady Rosaline
Site: The Priory Church, Hopetoun Road, South Queensferry, EH30 9RB
You can travel to the site by car: At the Ferrymuir roundabout on the A90, take the turning marked South Queensferry and continue down the Kirkliston Road until the road bends sharply to the left. The church is on your right (opposite the police station) with parking behind.
If you are vehicularly challenged then you can travel by bus: Number 43 from central Edinburgh or see http://www.travelinescotland.com/journeyplanner/start.do
Or by train: nearest station is Dalmeny (less than a mile from the site, about 20 minutes walk)
If you’re willing to brave the elements and are a follower of Da Vinci and his dubious travelling machinery, there is a picturesque (cycle) route from Edinburgh.
Or if you are truly adventurous you could travel by sea: there are moorings only 10 minutes walk from the site (though for anything larger than a canoe you may need to pre-book)
Linlithgow Palace, Kirkgate, Linlithgow EH49 7AL is only 5 minutes walk from Linlithgow Railway Station. There are two trains an hour from Edinburgh.
For driving directions see http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/propertyoverview/propertyplan.htm?Pr...
See the Harpelstane Dancemoot website for the booking form and all other details: https://sites.google.com/a/harpelstane.org/dancemoot/