The Royal Scottish Society of Arts
Showcasing Scotland's Science, Technology and Innovation
196th Session (2017-2018) Excursions
Summer Visits 2017
Visit to Robotarium at Heriot-Watt University
On Friday 22nd September 2017 at 12.30pm
- Meet at main reception of Heriot-Watt University (Riccarton) at 12.30pm.
- A light lunch will be provided after which there will be tour to see a variety of different robots and robotics labs at the university, starting with the new Robotarium building - an experimental space for humans and robots to interact in. The staff will show some of the university's ground-breaking work in Human-Robot Interaction.
- See https://sites.google.com/site/hwuhrilab/
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23 Queen's Crescent
Edinburgh EH9 2BB
Telephone: 0131 622 0428
Visit to INEOS – Grangemouth Refinery and Chemical Production Site
On Thursday 15th June (4.30pm – 8.30pm)
- Leave Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, at 4.30pm and proceed by Horsburgh Coach to the Visitor Centre at the Grangemouth site, where there will be a presentation about the site, and the refinery and production activities undertaken by INEOS.
The presentation will take about 45 minutes after which Fellows and their guests will re-board the coach for a tour of the site which it is anticipated will last a further 45 minutes.
The Coach will then return to Waterloo Place, at approximately 8.30pm.
There will be a charge for this visit of between £10 and £12 depending on numbers. Payment to be made on the day.
Visit to the Scottish Ambulance Service
On Tuesday 20th June (3pm – 4.30pm)
- Meet at the Scottish Ambulance Service South East Division Headquarters at Kings Haugh, Peffermill Industrial Estate EH16 5UY (On road from Cameron Toll to Craigmillar, go past the Nairn Oatcake factory and then take first turning on the left and second on the right - SAS HQ are straight ahead, no parking in their compound but plenty of adjacent parking anywhere on the roads in the industrial estate.
- Fellows will be provided with an opportunity to learn about the nature and scope of activities of the Scottish Ambulance Service and should be able to see some of the vehicles currently used by SAS and the facilities they provide – (an opportunity to see inside an ambulance and the facilities and equipment available when not a patient or accompanying one!)