WEDDING OPEN EVENING AT EASTERBROOK HALL, DUMFRIES
Easterbrook Hall, Scottish Wedding Venue of the Year in 2018, will host an Opening Evening in Dumfries on Thursday 31st May from 4pm-8pm for anyone looking for a stunning wedding venue to host their big day.
A Crichton Estate Wedding provides every couple with the opportunity to create their perfect wedding day, whether looking for a more traditional church ceremony, photographs in the Crichton gardens and a reception in Easterbrook Hall or the ‘Wine and Dine’ package in the Crichton Memorial Church. During the open evening guests will be able to visit the Main Hall and Duncan Rooms in Easterbrook Hall and take a walk down to the Crichton Church. The event will be supported by a number of local wedding partners including Tantrum Events, Light Up Your Venue, Jingles Disco and Macc Design and together with the Easterbrook Hall events team can provide inspiration and advice to anyone looking to book a venue or add finishing touches to their wedding plans. The team from Easterbrook Hall will also be able to put visitors in touch with other local wedding specialists covering photography, car hire, venue accessories, table décor, wedding stationery, hotel accommodation, music, wedding dresses, beauty, cakes and flowers, as well as provide information about the beauty, spa and hospitality services available at Neuro’s Bar, Restaurant and Spa.
If you can’t make it along on the night or if you would like more information please call 01387 702020.
MORE EXCITING NEWS ABOUT NEURO’S BAR, RESTAURANT AND SPA
You recently received a mailing to let you know about the new menu and website at Neuro’s Bar, Restaurant and Spa on The Crichton Estate. If you’ve visited the website or been into Neuro’s already you may already know about the restaurant, bar, swimming pool and spa, but we have more exciting news to share with you and some special offers for you too.
ENJOY THE NEURO’S TREATMENT
Wendy Hughes, who is an experienced beautician has managed Neuro’s Beauty Room since Neuro’s Bar, Restaurant and Spa opened in November 2015. With a background in lecturing and a wealth of industry experience, you are in very good hands if you choose to book in for a beauty treatment at Neuro’s. Wendy offers a full range of beauty treatments including everything from massages and nails to facials and make-up.
Spa packages in partnership with Neuro’s Bar and Restaurant are also a popular choice with prices starting from £43 per head. For anyone planning their wedding there are also wedding, hen and stag packages available too.
The Spa is open from Monday to Saturday and can open on a Sunday to accommodate group bookings if required.
If you are a tenant, student or employed to work on The Crichton Estate, you are entitled to 10% off all beauty treatments at Neuro’s (excludes spa packages). Pre-booking is required and to qualify for the discount ID/proof of being employed/studying on the Estate is required. Wendy also offers a discount for loyal customers who book in for regular facial treatments.
THE HAIR ROOM IS NEW TO NEURO’S
There is more good news. Hairdresser, Megan Halliday, will be setting up shop in Neuro’s and will be providing hairdressing services from the beginning of April. Megan has many years’ experience as a hairdresser and is looking forward to welcoming customers to The Hair Room in Neuro’s. The Hair Room will be open on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at other times to accommodate group bookings and special occasions as required.
Tenants, students and those employed to work on The Crichton Estate are also entitled to 10% off at The Hair Room and during April to celebrate her first month in business at Neuro’s, Megan is offering 20% off to customers.
For full details of discounts, offers and services in both The Beauty Room and The Hair Room at Neuro’s visit www.neuros.co.uk
WHAT WILL STEM FROM THE BIG BANG AT THE CRICHTON?
The Crichton Trust will be hosting two inspirational events on The Crichton Estate in Dumfries on the 20th and 21st April. Both events are designed to engage local young people in a range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities. In doing so it is hoped that this will stimulate interest in STEM subjects and raise awareness of STEM related study and career opportunities.
BIG BANG DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
The first event, The Big Bang Dumfries and Galloway, will take place in Easterbrook Hall on Friday 20th April from 10am to 3pm and is aimed at S1-S3 pupils attending secondary school in Dumfries and Galloway. The Big Bang Dumfries and Galloway is being organised by the Energy Skills Partnership (ESP) in partnership with DYW Dumfries and Galloway, The Crichton Trust, Food and Drink Federation Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway College.
Organisations with a particular interest or expertise in STEM subjects, courses or careers will be exhibiting at this event. As well as providing young people with the opportunity to experience a range of inspiring activities, it will also provide organisations with a platform to interact with their workforce of the future and in particular scientists, technologists and engineers. There will be a particular focus on promoting careers in the food and drink sector through a series of interactive workshops and presentations.
Justin Thomas, DYW Programme Manager has been instrumental in attracting the event to Dumfries and Galloway and in generating support from key partners and organisations. Justin is delighted that the Big Bang event is coming to Dumfries and Galloway for the first time. He said: “It has been fantastic working with EDT, FDF Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway College and The Crichton Trust to develop this brilliant Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths fair. This event provides Dumfries and Galloway with yet another superb attraction. The fair promises to provide something new for our young people and a twist on the usual open days where everyone will be given an opportunity to partake in an activity related to the hosting business or organisation. This will illustrate what they do and how important STEM is for our region. I can’t wait to see how the businesses and organisations involved interact with our regions young people!”
Jim Brown, Director of the Energy Skills Partnership said: “ESP is delighted to be a key partner in bringing the Big Bang Near Me to Dumfries and Galloway. The event will clearly demonstrate how regional partnerships can make a real difference in promoting STEM subjects by bringing them to life and inspiring school pupils through active engagement and hands on activities.”
This was echoed by Janet Weir, Head of Curriculum at Dumfries and Galloway College who added: “We, at the College, are delighted to be working with other key partners to bring the Big Bang event to Dumfries. The opportunity to work in partnership to inspire young people to study and pursue STEM related careers comes at a crucial time as STEM is a regional and national focus for us. We look forward to the Big Bang becoming an annual event for the region.”
Meanwhile Moira Stalker, Skills Manager from Food and Drink Federation Scotland reinforces that there is demand for these skills within the food and drink sector. She said: “There are a wide range of exciting and rewarding careers on offer in the food and drink industry, including for scientists and engineers. The sector has a skills shortage with around 27,000 new job opportunities forecast over the next 10 years. Higher level technical skills, especially STEM skills are in high demand. We are delighted to be involved in this event and hope that we can inspire youngsters with an interest in STEM subjects to consider a career in food and drink.”
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY SCIENCE FESTIVAL AND BAT WALK
After an inspiring day at The Big Bang event with classmates and teachers on the Friday, it is hoped that young people will return to The Crichton Estate with their friends and families on the Saturday to attend the Dumfries and Galloway Science Festival. This free family day will take place from 12noon to 5pm on Saturday 21st April in Easterbrook Hall on The Crichton Estate in Dumfries. There will be an opportunity to watch some amazing science shows, learn gruesome facts, carry out experiments, build cool structures, play with real robots, build rockets and so much more. There is also the opportunity to join Dumfries and Galloway Bat Group on an educational bat night walk around The Crichton Estate staring at 8.30pm on Saturday 21st April from outside Easterbrook Hall.
Alex Haswell, Chief Executive of The Crichton Trust said: “It is great to see organisations working together to offer these interactive events for the young people of Dumfries and Galloway, and of course we are very pleased to be hosting both events on The Crichton Estate, where business and academic partners already work in collaboration to address the needs of learners and businesses. I very much look forward to welcoming everyone to Easterbrook Hall and also invite visitors to call into Neuro’s Bar, Restaurant and Spa to enjoy snacks, meals and refreshments while they are here.”