AFTERNOON TEA WITH THE QUEEN!

Wednesday is traditionally the day when Imperial delegates take a break from business in order to sample a little of what the host city has to offer. Today was extra special for those fortunate delegates with invitations to join the Queen at the Royal Garden Party at Holyrood House.

But even those without invitations were not disappointed. Among the activities were an open-top bus tour of the city sites, and a visit to the historic Canongate Kirk (commissioned in 1688, opened in 1690). Many of Scotland’s famous sons are buried in Canongate’s graveyard, including the economist, Adam Smith.

The day concluded with a themed dinner courtesy of the Ladies Orange Association. “A Wee Taste of Scotland” introduced delegates to Ellie Rennie (JLOL 144), a young Highland Dancer who has performed before the Queen. Also taking part were Bro Gavin Pratt (LOL 102) on Rabbie Burns and Piper Bro Ryan Scott (LOL 199).