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Social Programme

Beyond the classroom

At Basil Paterson we believe that your learning should continue outside the classroom. We organise a varied social programme to complement your studies.

Enjoy the views from the top of Arthur’s Seat, learn about Scottish history at Edinburgh Castle, take a relaxing walk around the Royal Botanic Gardens and get some exercise with traditional Scottish dancing. We offer something for everyone.

We organise 8 activities per week during the summer months and 4 activities per week during the winter months. A walking tour of the city centre is organised for all new students on their first day.

  • See the beauty of Scotland’s capital
  • A chance to practice your English in a more relaxed and informal setting.
  • Visit places popular with Edinburgh locals
  • Range of free and low-cost activities.
  • A variety of activities to suit all ages and interests.

Sample Social Programme

Day Activity
MON City walking tour
TUE Scottish Ceilidh dancing
WED Storytelling evening
THU Scottish Gallery of Modern Art
FRI Folk music at local pub
SAT Day or weekend trip to the Highlands


The school provides a wide range of social activities.  You can choose any according to what you want. I met so many wonderful friends and learned so much about life and other cultures”

Hasan, Iraq.

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