Last week a number of key clients were hosted by Edinburgh Convention Bureau and Hopetoun House at an evening of laser clay shooting,  archery and a ‘Murder Mystery’ in the house.

Held 2-3 times a year, these events gather those who have the propensity to bring major conferences to the city by showcasing various venues and facilities in and around the city. They are professionals in their specific fields of science and medicine for example and are usually in an influential position in their respective organisations to help bring their annual conference to Edinburgh, many of which are international.

The Edinburgh Convention Bureau has run this programme over many years and has proved enormously successful in bringing events that may otherwise have been held elsewhere. Such events have been worth millions over the years in economic benefit to the city.

Hopetoun House hosted the event for Edinburgh Convention BureauKingsfield Leisure provided the laser clays and the archery and Heritage Portfolio the catering. Oh, and me for the photos!

"The Butler" in the Murder Mystery

“The Butler” in the Murder Mystery

Even though it’s laser clays, it’s still disconcerting taking a photo from this angle.

Looking for clues

Looking for clues

The "Murder Mystery" team

The “Murder Mystery” team.

Forth Road and Rail Bridges

Forth Road and Rail Bridges. I got this shot on the way home that same evening with minutes to spare. A few more high clouds would have provided a little more colour to the sky.