Course Details

Application Form now available at the bottom of this page.
Please read the following details before filling it in.

The 2018 Edinburgh Lace Course will be held at Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus, Currie, on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The dates are Monday 23th – Friday 27th July. We will again be working in the Cedar, Beech and Oak Rooms – on the top floor of the Hugh Nisbet Building.

This is a Bobbin Lace Course for complete beginners, advanced Lace Makers or any stage in between. It will consist of morning and afternoon tutored sessions. Monday 2-5pm, Tuesday – Thursday 9am-5pm with an hour for lunch and Friday 9am-4pm. The workrooms will be open in the evenings for those who would like to work untutored. Claire Allen, Kitty Mason, Sue Scholes and Carole Smith are booked to come as tutors; see Tutor Information.

Meal and Snack options during the week:

  • Coffee, lunch and tea – there are several places to eat on campus during the day.
  • Evening meals at the University will require to be pre-booked (more information later).
  • Meals will also be available at the Marriott Hotel – see link to sample menu at bottom of this page

* NB: Part of our contract with the Conference Centre says: Conference Centre visitors are not permitted to consume food or beverages on the Conference Centre premises that has not been purchased from an on-site retail outlet.

On the Wednesday evening we have provisionally booked a Buffet Dinner (£22) at the New Marriott Hotel on the HW Campus (half of car Park A). If you think you would like to attend please indicate on the application form. If enough people sign up, we can get the room on the top floor of the hotel which has a superb view!

Accommodation will be in the Anna Macleod Hall of Residence, the same as last year. The bedrooms are single, en-suite, rooms with internet access and tea/coffee making facilities. They do not have a TV, hairdrier or radio/alarm clock. This accommodation is a 10/15 min walk from the Hugh Nisbet Building. It has 2 disabled parking spaces at the front door and it’s own car park a little walk away.

We should be able to get a limited number of parking spaces in the George Heriot Car park (nearest parking to our work rooms) if a few people with mobility issues would like to park there.

On the Wednesday there will be a Sales Day with Mainly Lace as the main supplier; see their website at Your friends are welcome to come on that day to shop and/or to look at what people are making.

Tuition only                            £175
Tuition + Residential (B&B)     £410

If you would like to reserve a place on the 2018 Edinburgh Lace Course please complete and return the application form. If your friends would like to come feel free to photocopy the application form.   Please enclose a £100 deposit for a Residential place and a £40 deposit for a Non-Residential place. Your deposit is non-returnable except in special circumstances.

Only bookings for the full Course will be taken until the end of May. After that, if there are still spaces, bookings for part of the week will be considered. We have had a great deal of interest in this year’s Course. BOOK VERY EARLY if you would like a place!

Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Edinburgh Lace Course’.  If you would like a receipt for your deposit please enclose a SAE.   Final payment will be due not later than Monday 4th June. If you would like further information or if you would like to pay by bank transfer contact us for details

If you would like to book a bedroom for either the night before or the night after the Course it has to be done through us at the time of booking. The cost for an extra night will be £60 pp per night.

Equipment required – see list

Map of HW Campus – see map

Travel directions to the University – see HW website

2018 AppForm


Marriott LocationAlternative Accommodation Option on campus:

The Marriott Hotel (CY)
Courtyard Edinburgh West
2 Research Avenue South
Edinburgh, EH14 4BA

Hotel information

  • Has its own car park
  • Has more facilities than Anna Macleodsee attached sheet
  • More expensive (indicative price for July – from £146pp per night B&B)
  • Seniors can claim 15% discount off regular room rates at time of booking
  • Others on our Course can claim 12% ‘Heriot Watt’ discount off regular room rates at time of booking
  • Website:
  • Phone: 0131 526 3210

If you would like to go for this option you will need to pay the Non-Residential fee for the Edinburgh Lace Course and make your own booking with the Marriott Hotel.

See – Marriott Room Booking