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Scottish Mensa Annual Gathering 2017

Event Information

From: 25th Aug 2017

To: 28th Aug 2017

Scottish Mensa Annual Gathering 2017

25-28 August 

Hotel Colessio,

33 Spittal Street, Stirling, FK8 1DU


SMAG2017 is this year centred in the Collesio Hotel  The building has been a bank, a first world war hospital and a library.  However, behind the Victorian facade it is now a boutique hotel situated in the old town and a short walk from various tourist attractions, albeit uphill.  If that is not enough exercise, there is the opportunity to hire a bicycle and go further afield.

You can join in recreating the Battle of Bannockburn; visit Doune Castle, used as a film location for Monty Python & The Holy Grail, Ivanhoe, Game of Thrones and Outlander; sample some of the many Scottish gins; and take a walk on the oldest publicly maintained road in Scotland.  We have two dinners this year, Saturday is in Hermann's restaurant in the old town and Sunday is in the hotel.  We also have talks on the 'art of winemaking' and 'the life of a tree' - a must for budding winemakers and those who would like to know more about tree plantations which dot the landscape from Lands' End to John O'Groats.

Perhaps relaxing in the very comfy (I can vouch for this) chairs in the lounge bar; or exploring Stirling and surrounding area by bike is more your thing.  Whatever your choice, we hope you enjoy your visit to Stirling and create some happy memories.


Bedroom bookings are now open 

Please call the hotel direct on 01786 448880 and quote MENSA

Club Double Room Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
room only £79.00 £89.00
inc breakfast £89.00 £99.00
Premium Room      Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
room only £109.00 £129.00
inc breakfast £119.00 £139.00


View the programme  Download a paper copy
here here




Organiser Information

Janet McAuley