Edinburgh: The Meadow Bar

With Edinburgh University around the corner, it is little surprise that the Meadow Bar has long been a favourite of students and academics. Those in the know forsake the self-consciously happening haunts in this part of town for the understated cool of the ‘Moo Bar’, whose denizens drink proper pints and are as likely to be reading about the footie as swatting up on Kafka. You can eat and drink in either the funky bar downstairs or the charming low-ceilinged dining room upstairs.
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Manchester: The Castle Hotel

With ten cask handpulls, traditional pub snacks, the best jukebox in Manchester, live music and entertainment every week, we’re your local pub in the heart of the city.

You can’t just create a sense of history: You have to earn it

And the 200 year long story of The Castle Hotel is woven not just into its bricks and mortar, its Victorian tiles or its mosaic floors. It’s a feeling that you can’t out your finger on. It’s in its people. In its memories. And in the layers of history built up over centuries of experience.
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Edinburgh: The Counting House

Celebrate in the finest surroundings! This stylish function suite is the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Boasting traditional period features and a unique atmosphere the venue comprises a main banqueting hall and an intimate lounge with a self-contained bar, allowing for a total capacity of 160 guests.

Edinburghs Finest Function Suite

The Counting House offers a range of packages to meet all requirements, and is an ideal location for all occasions from ceilidhs, wedding receptions and birthday parties to, club or society meetings and fund-raising events. Individual parts of the suite can be rented to suit, making it suitable and cost-effective for the largest or smallest of parties. Read more…

29th Nov 2012: Unravelling Humpback Whale Behaviour by Dr Alison Craig

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29th Nov 2012: Edinburgh; Unravelling the Mysteries of Humpback Whale Behaviour by Dr Alison Craig; Music by The Broken Boy: all welcome 7 till 10 pm at the Counting House

Name of speaker and subject:

Dr Alison Craig.

Title of talk:

Unravelling the Mysteries of Humpback Whale Behaviour

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Humpback whales are 45 tonne giants that live most of their lives below the waves, out of sight of humans.  While some mysteries remain, since the mid-1970s scientists have been studying these animals and gradually piecing together the story of how they live their lives. In this talk I will share some of what we’ve learned about humpback whale behaviour over the years.
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