Course Details

The provisional dates for 2019 are:
Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July 2019

Information sent out before the 2018 Course

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.

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.

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 https://mainlylace.co.uk/. Your friends are welcome to come on that day to shop and/or to look at what people are making.

Equipment required – see list

Map of HW Campus – see map

Travel directions to the University – see HW website


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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: courtyardedinburghwest.com
  • 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
See –THE AVENUE Sample MENU