PSA Conference Dinner 2017

PSA Conference Dinner 2017

The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow Concert Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ

Tuesday 11th April (from 18.30 onwards)


The PSA is delighted to announce that the Conference Dinner this year will be held at the Old Fruitmarket, a stunning and iconic venue in Glasgow's Merchant City district on the evening of Tuesday 11 April. The evening will consist of a pre-dinner drinks reception, a three course meal, a keynote address by the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland, prize-giving and Ceilidh Minogue performing. 

Keynote Address

The Keynote Address this year will be given by the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland. 

Born in Irvine in 1970 and educated at Greenwood Academy, she studied law at the University of Glasgow where she graduated with LLB (Hons) and Diploma in legal practice. Before entering the Scottish Parliament as a regional MSP for Glasgow in 1999 she worked as a solicitor in the Drumchapel Law and Money Advice Centre in Glasgow. She is currently MSP for Glasgow Southside having been, before boundary changes, MSP for Govan between 2007 and 2011. In government she served as Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing between May 2007 and September 2012 and then Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities with responsibility for government strategy and the constitution until November 2014. Throughout this period she also served as Deputy First Minister of Scotland. She became SNP Leader on November 14, 2014 and was sworn in as First Minister on November 20, 2014.

For further details regarding the responsibilities of the First Minister click here


We are delighted to announce that popular ceilidh band, Ceilidh Minogue, will provide the post-dinner entertainment. They appeared on BBC Radio Scotland's Hogmanay Show 'live' for the eighth year running in 2016 as well as performing at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The band will 'call' the dances and will walk through the steps with dinner guests. 

For further information on ceilidh dancing please click here


1830 Welcome Drinks Reception in the Candleriggs Bar

1915 Call to Dinner

1930 Onwards: Keynote Address, Dinner Service and Prize-Giving

2200 Ceilidh Dancing and Post Dinner Entertainment by Ceilidh Minogue

Venue details: Please visit the Old Fruitmarket website for further information. Conference Dinner attendees should arrive via the Glasgow City Halls Main Entrance on Candleriggs. Please click here for venue access information. 

Tickets will be given to confirmed attendees at conference registration on Monday 10 April and you must show this upon arrival along with photo ID at the Old Fruitmarket on Tuesday 11 April. 

Dietary Requirements: Please contact if you have any dietary requirements once you have purchased a ticket.