Social Events

The Social Programme of the Learning in Later Life Students’ Association supplements and enhances the activities of the Association’s clubs and provides opportunities for all 3Ls members to join together.  Activities are open to all current members, however some events may incur an additional charge.

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Wednesday 3rd April, 2019

Join the us on our next outing to see the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry which is being exhibited at New Lanark.

If you wish to reserve a place, booking forms should be returned by 18th March.

Further details about the trip are provided in the link below.


3Ls Outing New Lanark 2019 Booking Form – PDF

3Ls Outing New Lanark 2019 Booking Form – Word






Wednesday 28th November, 2018

30th Anniversary Celebration:  “Interesting Antiques”

As part of the 3Ls Students’ Association’s 30th Anniversary celebrations, we will be hosting an afternoon at the Trades Hall on Glassford Street in the company of Gordon Foster of the Scottish Antique & Arts Centre. We will learn about the interesting life of an expert antiques dealer as Gordon offers an insight into his professional life, as well as hearing about selected items of interest. There may even be a chance for the audience to bring along a family heirloom or treasure to be examined by an expert!


Saturday 17th November, 2018

Perth Chocolate & Gin Street Festival

This trip will be a celebration of all things Chocolate and Gin! The pedestrianised area of the city centre will be devoted to a large number of stalls where visitors can taste a range of products and enjoy a unique shopping experience alongside lots of street entertainment, music and other activities.  We have also arranged to have a two-course lunch at the Royal George Hotel which overlooks the River Tay and is situated close to the main shopping centre.


Thursday 18th October, 2018

A Day in Dunfermline

Known as the “Auld grey toun”, Dunfermline is at the heart of Scotland’s history and hosts a number of historic venues such as the royal palace, 12th century abbey and St Margaret’s Cave.  Our trip will offer a chance to visit Andrew Carnegie’s birthplace and the impressive Library and Galleries where we will have a buffet lunch in the Queen Margaret Room.




Saturday 16th June, 2018

Visit The Highland Chocolatier Iain Burnett, then travel onto Pitlochry to enjoy a light lunch at the theatre before seeing the show “Quality Street”.


Monday 7th May, 2018

Bo’Ness & Kinneil Steam Train Journey along the beautiful Firth of Forth and entry to the largest Railway Museum in Scotland.


Thursday 21st December, 2017

Mamma Mia – Theatre Royal


Saturday 4th November, 2017

Blair Castle & Highland Christmas Craft Fair – Guided Tour and Entry to Fair.


Friday 6th October, 2017

Newhailes – Guided tour of this Palladian House.  Included tea/coffee/scone and Light Lunch.


Tuesday 26th September, 2017

Wigton Book Festival – Coach Only




Friday 28th April, 2017

Culzean Castle – Includes tea/coffee/scone on arrival, Guided Tour and Lunch in the Castle Restaurant.


Friday 24th March, 2017

Gin Tasting Tour – Eden Mill Distillery and free time in St Andrews or just spend the whole afternoon in this university town with its castle and many craft shops/cafes.


Monday 27th February, 2017

Cruachan Power Station and Visitor Centre – Guided Tour takes you deep inside the mountain.  Includes a light lunch in the Hollow Mountain Café.


Thursday 15th December, 2016

“The Commitments” – Theatre Royal matinee performance.


Monday 7th November, 2016

Strathearn Distillery, Perthshire – sample a G&T while touring.  Further tastings for the connoisseur.


Monday 3rd October, 2016

Private Guided tour of Drumlanrig Castle, home of the Duke of Buccleugh.  Special focus on Fine Art and Architecture.


Monday 8th August, 2016

Pittenween Arts Festival – An annual celebration of Visual Arts takes place in galleries, studios, houses and other venues in the picturesque village of Pittenweem.