Easter Event 2019

Our 2019 Sempervivum Week will be at Pitcalzean House, Rosshire, April 6th – 13th 2019.

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


How do you book for Easter 2019 week?

Please fill out the booking form and send a non-refundable 50% deposit to secure the booking. This should be paid as soon as possible, and at the latest by January 15th, 2019, so that we can get an idea of final numbers, work out room allocations, decide on kids club numbers, and so on. The balance should be paid by March 15th, 2019.  
If, having paid the balance, you are unable to come to the Easter week for medical reasons, for example in the case of an infectious disease, it may be possible to refund 50% of the total cost. However, this would be subject to discussion of the individual circumstances. In any case, it would be advisable to take out travel insurance to cover all eventualities.
Please note that because the cost of renting the house has risen substantially, we have unfortunately had to increase the prices for 2019. The new price bands are as follows: 
  Low Medium High
Adult: £269 £334 £398
13-15: £205 £253 £302
7-12: £140 £173 £205
2-6: £77 £94 £109
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 2EX.

If too many folk apply by January 15th then we will  find a way to decide who will be going in 2019, and will let people know as soon as possible after January 15th.

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 Sally Freedman – sally_freedman@yahoo.co.uk – at the time of booking, 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 remain confidential to the applicant and the bursary committee. It is the applicants’ choice to disclose information but not anyone else’s. By January 15th 2019, the bursary group will convey its decision to applicants. Late applications will be possible if there is any money left.