Old Town party in Edinburgh for orthodontists
An iconic Edinburgh Old Town street and square were closed off 18 June for 2,000 delegates from across Europe, as they met in the heart of the city for a one-of-a-kind Scottish heritage party.
For one night only, members of the European Orthodontic Society were treated to some of the best of the nation’s entertainment as they took over Hill Square Gardens and Hill Place.
The unique Scots event was hosted by the president of the EOS and run by Surgeons Quarter.
From the Playfair Building to the Surgeons’ Hall museum, each space had something different going on, including a casino room - which was serenaded by a string quartet - a ceilidh room, a disco and a whisky zone offering malt from each of the six regions.
Scott Mitchell, commercial director at Surgeons Quarter, said: “It was a pretty spectacular event that gave the conference tourists a real taste of what Scotland has to offer.
“In true Celtic style, as our European guests arrived, they were piped through the gates into the party, which went on long into the night.”
Surgeons Quarter is a charitable organisation and the commercial arm of one of Edinburgh’s oldest institutions – the Royal College of Surgeons.