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Mr Richard Honour

Richard has been awarded the D-DAY 70 Legion D’Honneur Medal for his role in the 1944 Normandy landings.The Medal will be presented to him by the French Consul General in Edinburgh at a special event to be held in St Ninian’s Church, Comely Bank on Wednesday 1 June 2016 at 1045 hours.Friends and colleagues from Edinburgh Napier are welcome to attend.


Reunion event for HND Hotel & Catering Management 1973-76

Charles Stewart, a graduate of Edinburgh Napier University, is looking to organise a reunion for all alumni who studied HND Hotel & Catering Management between 1973 to 1976. He would also like to extend the invitation to any former staff who taught on the course.

We are looking to get an idea of numbers at the moment but if you are interested in attending, please let Lynsey Cochrane from the Alumni team via alumni@napier.ac.uk.

Whisky and cake..

Who doesn’t like tasting a good whisky, or enjoying some freshly baked home-made cake? Or learning a bit more about whisky itself? In a nice setting where you can meet up again with former or current staff? There will be a whisky cake and a dairy-free gluten-free cake, and we will provide a non-alcoholic drink for those who are driving or not keen on the whisky tasting.

All of these are available for free if you are a current or former member of university staff and sign up for this event on 23 March, 2.30 pm. It will be held in the upper Apex at Merchiston, which is the upper part of the Apex cafe. You can get directions from reception if you are unfamiliar with the site.

You can sign up by contacting Fran Anderson. Email francesanderson@me.com, text 07800740366 or give her a phone. She can answer any questions you have as well, or refer you to more knowledgable colleagues!


The Edinburgh Napier University Former Staff Association is open to former staff of the University in any of its incarnations, whether as one of the original colleges, when it was a Polytechnic or more recently, when it became a university.

Even if you left, joined another workplace or were left a legacy and could afford to laze in the sun, you can join us!

We would like to hear from you, and you can contact us in a number of ways. You can leave a comment here, email one of the committee, or interact with us on Facebook.

Spring events in Edinburgh

Edinburgh provides free events throughout the year, sometimes too many to keep track of! Luckily Eventbrite collects them together. Here are those listed for the next few months.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: impressionist music, Nat. Library of Scotland, Tues 12 Jan 6pm

Jane Tulloch: our best attention, Blackwells, Thurs 14 Jan 6.30

Peter May – Coffin Road, Central Library, Wed 20 Jan 7-8

Billy Kay, The Scots in Russia, University of Edinburgh, Thurs 21 Jan 6pm

Nuala O’Connor- Miss Emily, Central Library Thurs 21 Jan 7-8

Tycoon and the bard: how can a poet influence a businessman? Wed 27 Jan, National Library of Scotland, 2-3pm

Christine de Luca-Edinburgh’s Makar Thurs, Central Library Thurs 18 Feb 9pm

Bodysnatchers to lifesavers: three centuries of medicine in Edinburgh, Wed 9 March National Library of Scotland, 2pm

Andrew Tannahill lecture 2016: Scottish Literature and power, Thur 17 March, National Library of Scotland, 6pm

Dan Mulhall- Easter Rising, Mon 2 May Central Library

You can get more details of these events, and register for free tickets at eventbrite

or contact Fran at Francesanderson@me.com if you have any questions or need more information.



Foodies get together

Have you heard of the Edinburgh Scran salon? On the first Monday of the month a disparate group get together to discuss all things food. More details on the December event and tickets here:


Christmas lunch

Join us for a chance to catch up with old friends, or make some new ones. Here are the menu, venue and cost. Contact Sandy Brown, who is organising it, to book a place and for any further information.

Christmas Lunch: Wed 16 December 2015
Rivers Suite Craiglockhart

On Arrival

Glass of Sparkling Wine or Soft Drink

To Start

Tomato & Lentil Soup served with Petit Pan (v)

Melon & Parma Ham

Fan of Melon (vegan)

From the Carvery

Roast Crown of Turkey with Sage &
Onion Stuffing & Cranberry Sauce

Prime Roast Beef with a Rich Red Wine Jus

Mushroom & Courgette Stroganoff with Wild Rice (v)

Roasted Butternut Squash stuffed with Jewelled Cous Cous (vegan)

Garlic & Rosemary Roast Potatoes

Buttered Carrots & Brussels Sprouts


Christmas pudding served with Brandy Custard

Sticky Toffee Pudding served with Caramel Sauce

Lemon Posset served with Seasonal Berries (vegan)

Tea/Coffee served with Chocolate Mints

Cost £26.00
Wines and soft drinks etc. are available, charged, at the bar.