Reel Time Events has had the pleasure of staging entertainment to create the Edinburgh Castle History Tour for the F5 Group, visiting for their conference in Edinburgh this month. Working with Louise Woodburn from the Travel Company Edinburgh, Reel Time helped 950 delegates experience and enjoy Edinburgh Castle, with its rich history and stunning views (which on the night were untypically sunny and clear for the F5 group to appreciate!)
From their conference hosted in the EICC, delegates were greeted at the castle with a grand Scottish welcome – a piper playing as guests made their way across the drawbridge and into the castle. Moving through the castle, guests were entertained by a Celtic Pipe and Drummer group playing from the Argyle Battery, overlooking Edinburgh’s Princes Street and Gardens. Not only was there music, but also Robert the Bruce, William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots with her ladies in waiting could be found mingling with guests around the Castle.
Alongside Scotland’s Great characters from history the Clann staged a battle in Crown Square. Sparks flew and guests were aghast with the clash of sword and steel of the quartet of warriors. There was also a medieval photobooth, for guests to get into the spirit of the event and have their photo taken with the weapons and clothing which our highland ancestors would have worn.
For those looking to sample some of our rich drinking heritage, there was a whisky tasting for guests to get a wee warming tipple of some of our finest drams. With 4 great Malt Whisky expressions for guests to sample and expert tasting notes from Chris White (manager of one of Edinburgh’s new and exciting whisky bars “Usquabae“ on Hope Street) and Robin Laing (Chairman of the Tasting Panel at the Scottish Malt Whisky Society)
For the grand finale, The Clann rallied the guests from Crown Square and moved through the castle, where they were met by a Pipe band who “Beat the Retreat” through the Castle and over the drawbridge leading the guests towards their coaches and home.
If you are hosting a conference and you would like some Scottish entertainment, why not contact Reel Time Events for some expert advice and inspiration.