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Email: enquiries@assemblyroomsedinburgh.co.uk


Sustainability on the Agenda for Event Planners

Anna Murricane, Business Development Manager at the Cultural Venues of Edinburgh

Events are big business in Scotland, with the Scottish Events and Festivals Association (SEFA) reporting that the industry is currently worth an estimated £3.5 billion a year to the Scottish economy. We’ve achieved many remarkable feats over the last five years as we’ve worked to establish Scotland as an elite event destination but at the Assembly Rooms we’re always looking for ways in which we can continue to develop and improve; and ultimately enhance our reputation nationally, and internationally, on the world stage.

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There are many, many inspirational women who’ve passed through the Assembly Rooms doors. We thought we would let you know of a few who have visited, sometimes to deliver a performance, sometimes to deliver keynotes or take part in debates, and sometimes to just to dance!

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Paul McKerrow, front of house manager at Assembly Rooms

In this industry, we all strive to host high quality events which ultimately add value for our clients and the attendees. But how do the front of house team help make an event a success?

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We interview Amanda Ferguson, Convention Edinburgh discussing Edinburgh's business tourism industry, Make it Edinburgh and what's ahead for 2019.

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The Edinburgh Tourism Action Group (ETAG) has announced the focus of their 2019 annual conference will be ‘Facing the Future’.

The 2019 ETAG Conference takes place at McEwan Hall, Edinburgh, on Thursday 31 January, where a line-up of tourism’s leading experts will share their knowledge, expertise and insights with around 200 representatives from Edinburgh’s tourism sector.

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by Shona Clelland, cultural venues development manager for Assembly Rooms


The hospitality and tourism industry is one of the most successful sectors supported by a female-centric workforce.

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The City of Edinburgh Council is looking for your views on design proposals for the future of George Street.


After a hugely successful first year Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival returns to Assembly Rooms on 26th and 27th of January for another packed weekend of talks, classes and workshops to help us all lead healthier and happier lives.



Even period venues require modern production – from equipment, technology infrastructure and staff we have the best people and tech in place to ensure events look and sound their best.

Get to know a little more about our Production team as our production technician Martin Ross talks with us about the technical details and facilities that bring modern production value to our 231-year-old building. 


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Alternative indie rock band Fatherson has been announced as the headlining act for the Assembly Rooms’ Alternative Peers Ball on Saturday 3 November.