Gala Dinner

We look forward to welcoming you to Playfair Library for our Gala Dinner and Awards on Tuesday 5th September

Please join us at Playfair Library in Old College on South Bridge from 7.15pm outside on The Quad, we'll head into the Playfair Library at 7.30pm for a drinks reception and 3-course gala dinner will be served from 8pm-9.45pm.


Haggis, neeps & tatties and whisky sauce (vegetarian alternative)


Roast ballotine of chicken, bubble & squeak, glazed vegetables & red wine jus

Vegetarian: Roasted vegetable filo pastry & green olive tapenade

Gluten Free: Roast parma ham chicken, fondant potato, spinach puree, herb roasted carrot & thyme jus


Raspberry & white chocolate cranachan, raspberry & whisky sauce (v)  

Gluten-free: passion fruit custard tart, mango & lime compote

Fairtrade tea, coffee with fudge 



When William Playfair was commissioned to complete unfinished university buildings in 1817, the stunning barrel-vaulted neoclassical ceiling of the 190-ft library hall was his masterpiece.  

Regarded as one of Scotland's finest public rooms, this grand room plays host to many prestigious concerts, exhibitions, launches and receptions. 

Playfair Library 
Old College 
South Bridge 
EH8 9YL 
Dress code: smart casual 

Playfair Library Gallery

Read about William Playfair