City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Turn back the clock at Teviot Row House!


By Irene Brown - Posted on 29 October 2014

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A weekend of special events has been lined up by Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) and the University of Edinburgh Alumni office to mark the 125th anniversary of Teviot Row House.

Doors will be opened from November 21-23 for Edinburgh University alumni, students, staff and special guests to celebrate the Students’ Union building in Bristo Square - the oldest of its kind in the world.

The Weekend’s Events

Friday November 21: Teviot Row House opens its doors to alumni, staff, guests and current students for a free-entry, late-night Prohibition-themed blow out; with £1.25 drinks, live music, entertainment and a guest spot by much-loved Big Cheese DJs.

Saturday November 22: Comedian Craig Hill hosts an evening of entertainment in the historic Debating Hall, followed by a wild ceilidh ‘til the wee small hours!

Sunday November 23: University Principal Tim O’Shea joins alumni and guests for ‘University Challenge’, hosted by BBC Scotland Political Editor, Brian Taylor. This event is free.

To book tickets or reserve a space on the Saturday or Sunday, go to www.ed.ac.uk/alumni/services/news/events/teviot-125

Throughout the month, Teviot will host an exhibition of alumni memories designed by current EUSA members – who own and operate the building.

There will also be the chance for all guests and current students to write and share their wishes for Teviot’s next 125 years.
The celebrations are an excellent opportunity for alumni to visit the city and to see what’s changed at Teviot – and what’s still the same!