40 global delegates will convene in the stunning surroundings of the Isle of Lewis and Harris for this event, hosted by Highlands and Islands Enterprise to look at this unique government agency created to support enterprises and communities in rural environments. Social enterprise practitioners and policy makers will participate in a session learning about the support provided to social enterprises, communities and to look at their current support infrastructure and what learning can be taken from Scotland.
Only delegates registered to attend SEWF 2018 can add the Rural Symposium to their booking. Delegates have the option of choosing a ticket for the ‘Rural Symposium with tour’, which includes a social enterprise study visit departing Edinburgh on the morning of Saturday 15th September, arriving in Stornoway on the afternoon of Sunday 16th September with an overnight stay on Saturday evening included or a ticket for ‘Rural Symposium without tour’ where they will make their own travel arrangements and join the main group in Stornoway on Sunday 16th or Monday 17th September.
Delegates may also purchase tickets for family members (a maximum of 10 places in total for all family members) to join them throughout this time, with or without the social enterprise study tour. We will be happy to advise cultural and touristic activities family members can participate in on Monday 17th – Tuesday 18th September, as family members will not be able to access the Rural Symposium.
Depending on whether delegates choose a ticket with, or without, the study tour, this price includes:
This price does NOT include:
Ferries from Stornoway – https://www.calmac.co.uk/article/2360/Stornoway
Flights from Stornoway – http://www.hial.co.uk/stornoway-airport/destinations/book-stornoway-flights/
Delegates have the option of booking a ticket with the social enterprise study tour on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th, or without, opting to organise their own travel arrangements and join the group on either Sunday 16th or Monday 17th. See prices for both options for delegates and family members below.
|Rural Symposium delegate with tour||£250|
|Rural Symposium delegate without tour**||£125|
|Family member with tour||£225|
|Family member without tour**||£100|
All costs are subject to VAT charged at current rate of 20%. All bookings received after 17th August 2018 are subject to a late booking subcharge on standard price tickets.
Please note: All payments through our registration system are by credit card only. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
Accommodation is extremely limited on the Isle of Lewis. We have therefore reserved various hotel rooms and apartments from Sunday 16th – Wednesday 18th September, which delegates can book at the time of registering their ticket for the Rural Symposium. Delegates can choose to book apartments for groups and family members or hotel rooms in the below establishments:
Set amongst acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, this stunning 19th century castle is steeped in fascinating history and breathtaking panoramas. We have reserved a number of one – two bedroom standard and deluxe apartments within the beautiful surrounds of Lews Castle. This would be ideal for groups or family members.
Costs*** – Apartments range from £154-£247, per apartment per night and can only be booked for 3 nights from Sunday 16th – Wednesday 18th September
You are guaranteed a warm welcome at the Crown Hotel, which has recently come under new ownership with all rooms and the public bar having been extensively refurbished. This would be ideal for individuals or couples or colleagues happy to share.
Costs*** – Single occupancy rooms are £89 per room per night (3 available) and double occupancy rooms are £112 per room per night (7 available), and can only be booked for 3 nights from Sunday 16th – Wednesday 18th September
Website – http://www.crownhotelstornoway.com/
Park Guest House
The Park Guest House is a family-run Victorian stone-built house near to Stornoway town centre. All rooms in this 4-star accommodation are en-suite and there is a popular licensed café / restaurant which is also open to the public. This would be ideal for individuals, couples, colleagues happy to share a room or a family.
Costs*** – Single rooms are £78 per room per night (1 available), double rooms are £110 per room per night (2 available), twin rooms are £110 per room per night (3 available), family rooms are £160 per room per night (1 available), and can only be booked for 3 nights from Sunday 16th – Wednesday 18th September
Website – http://www.the-parkguesthouse.com/
* This is only included for delegates/family members who choose a ticket with the study tour on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September
**Delegates/family members will make their own travel arrangements and join the main group in Stornoway on Sunday 16th September or Monday 17th September
*** Hotel and apartment prices quoted are inclusive of VAT