Countdown to Awards

There are only a few weeks to go until one of the biggest gatherings of independent funeral directors in the country at Golden Charter’s Funeral Planner of the Year Awards, which are taking place at the spectacular National Museum of Scotland on Saturday 15 September.

This year’s event is coming north of the border for the first time in many years and brings with it the opportunity to visit the historic city of Edinburgh.

By making it a weekend trip, you can also take advantage of two of the city’s most popular excursions organised for guests at special negotiated rates.

The two special rates available include:

Mary King’s Close – Friday 14 September, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Adults £11.50, Over 60s £10, Children (5-15) £7.

Be transported back to 17th-century Edinburgh, through the uniquely preserved streets and spaces, and marvel at how different life would have been for the people of this great city when these streets were open to the skies. Find out how the streets that were once the bustling heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town became sealed off and hidden from sight.

Royal Yacht Britannia – Saturday 15 September, 10.10am-11:10am
Please note: a bus will pick up guests from Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh at 9.30am and return at noon.
Adults £12, Over 60s £10.50, Children (5-15) £6.50.

Come aboard and discover what life was like on board Her Majesty’s floating royal residence, following in the footsteps of world leaders such as Sir Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Rajiv Gandhi. The Royal Yacht Britannia is a five-star visitor attraction, and the audio handset tour (for adults and children) covers its five main decks.

These two activities will give you a little insight to Edinburgh before the Funeral Planner of the Year Awards on Saturday evening. At the ceremony, guests will be joined by legendary Scottish broadcaster Ken Bruce, commonly known as the master of pop, who will be our host for the evening. Dinner will include the finest Scottish produce, and guests may even be invited to take part in a little traditional ceilidh dancing – kilts optional!

To book tickets for Funeral Planner of the Year, either of the attractions, or the SAIFCharter AGM, contact Golden Charter’s Funeral Director Support Team free on 0800 145 6520 or by email.

Click here for full event details.

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