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Unique Venues of Edinburgh is a membership driven marketing consortium. The membership comprises of 23 venues located in Edinburgh and the Lothians, all of which have something unique to offer. The venues are promoted through the website, a variety of digital marketing campaigns and through referrals from the member venues.

Regular member meetings take place and provide a platform to share the following: ideas, examples of best practice and updates about the venues and the organisation.

Unique Venues of Edinburgh Management Committee

The following positions make up the Management Committee of Unique Venues of Edinburgh. The positions are voluntary and it is intended that the post holders will serve on the Committee for an initial period of 2 years.

Please feel free to contact the Management Committee members for information on UVE or with any questions relating to becoming a member venue.

  • Stuart Douglas


    National Museums of Scotland

    New to Unique Venues of Edinburgh, Stuart has over 20 years of experience as a Hotel General Manager in Edinburgh and recently served as Treasurer of the Edinburgh Hotels Association. As a lifelong resident of Edinburgh, Stuart is passionate about all things hospitality, tourism and events.

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  • Robert Mathie


    National Museums of Scotland

    Robert returns to the role of Treasurer at Unique Venues, having served in the same role for many years previously

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  • Gillian MacDonald

    Membership Lead

    Historic Scotland

    Having been involved with Unique Venues of Edinburgh since its inception, Gillian has history of representing its members and knows the city’s events landscape inside and out. Her insight and stewardship has helped grow UVE in profile and numbers over the last 10+ years. Gillian is dedicated to maintaining the quality of member venues – always seeking out unusual venues who are able to step up to the challenge of being high in demand. Gillian’s work with the management team continues to build on our successes.

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