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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.


Hotel Colessio - all bedrooms in our allocation at this hotel are now SOLD OUT

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

Alternative accommodation

This can be found using the Visit Scotland website, - there are several guest houses and B&Bs a short walk from the hotel. Other larger centrally located hotels are: 

Hotel Link Distance from Colessio
Stirling Highland click here next door
Golden Lion click here 5 minutes walk
Premier Inn click here 15-20 minutes walk

There are various websites, to numerous to list, providing a map of Stirling where the location of any choice in relation to the Cellesio Hotel on Spittal Street can be seen.

Bookings for this weekend are now closed  




Organiser Information

Janet McAuley