We are very excited to announce that Edinburgh Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra will host our Festival in 2020.
Venue: Merchiston Castle School, 294 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH13 0PU
This venue has accommodation on site which will be of huge benefit to attendees staying overnight and all weekend events will take place on campus.
Merchiston Castle School is an independent boarding/day school for around 470 boys in the suburb of Colinton about 4 miles south west of the city centre of Edinburgh. It enjoys a beautiful location and about 100 acres of parkland. All the academic and residential buildings are located close to the main school building. A large proportion of the residential facilities are ensuite, as well as a range of other styles of accommodation and all are on the basis of ‘full board’. It is easily reached by direct bus from the airport (No.400) and also from the city centre and fairly near the railway station (No.10) as well as having ample parking on site. Trains from London Kings Cross typically take 4hrs 20mins and those from Birmingham slightly longer. This venue is regularly used by the Edinburgh International Harp Festival which takes place each April.
The Federation Committee and EMGO hope that as many orchestras, groups and individual players will support the Festival which will be in Edinburgh for the first time in the Federation’s history.