Easter Event 2017


Our 2017 Sempervivum Week is at Pitcalzean House, Rosshire, April 1st – 8th 2017

pitcalzean-160What is Pitcalzean House like and what was last Easter week there like? See Sally’s fabulous write up of the 2015 week on our website. There is a  description of Pitcalzean  House on their website. This year we will also have the use of the barn for activities, kids/ youth, dancing, whatever!

How do you book for Easter 2017 week?

Send us a deposit of 50% by 31st December to secure your place and fill in the booking form. This way we can know soon how many people will be coming so rooms can be allocated, catering requirements worked out, kids club and teen worker, etc. sorted. The balance will be due before the end of January.

The payment scale for 2017 is the same as it was for 2016:

  Medium Low Full
Adults 257 207 306
13-15 yrs 195 158 232
7-12 yrs 133 108 158
02-06 yrs 72 59 84
under 2s   —   —   —

Deposits  need to be paid by bank transfer (if you have to pay by cheque then do, but it is far easier for us to deal with bank transfers)

For transfers, the Sempervivum Bank of Scotland account number is 00640726. Sort code: 80-11-00. Please include your name in the reference and indicate the purpose of the payment on the transfer, for example ‘Justin, deposit’ on the 1st payment, ‘Justin, balance’ on the 2nd, and let Ian know when it has been paid in (ischofield57@gmail.com) so that we can track the payments.

If you have to send a cheque not a bank transfer, then please make it payable to Sempervivum, and send to:

Ian Schofield
8 Ormelie Terrace
Edinburgh EH15

More information about the week will be sent out shortly, along with a link to the form on Surveymonkeynso that you can let us know who is coming, how much you’re paying, how many kids/ teens you’re bringing, and what your needs and offerings for the week are.

If too many folk apply by December 31st then we will need to find a way to decide who will be going in 2017, and will let people know by – at the latest – January 15th 2017.

What about Bursaries?

Some bursary money is available for anyone who would be really stretched to get to the Easter week because of the cost. Part of the thinking behind this is the recognition:

  • That the cost of bringing a family is significant, so families in this situation are likely to be given precedence although individuals / couples are also welcome to apply.
  • That even staying at home costs money, so bursaries will not cover the entire price of attending the event, (although the group may take into account travel costs).

Applications for bursaries need to be made in writing to Martha Emeleus – martha.emeleus@gmail.com – by 31st December briefly stating why you are applying and what level of support would make a difference.

A small bursary group will then consider and make decisions about all the applications. The applications will otherwise remained confidential to the applicant and the bursary committee. It is the applicants’ choice to disclose information but not anyone else’s. By January 5th 2017, the bursary group will convey its decision to applicants. Late applications will be possible if there is any money left.