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The Reserves Experience Edinburgh

The Ministry of Defence

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 from 08:45 to 18:15 (GMT)

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08:45 - 10:45, 27th October 2015 29 Tickets Ended Free  
10:15 - 12:15, 27th October 2015 6 Tickets Ended Free  
11:45 - 13:45, 27th October 2015 21 Tickets Ended Free  
13:15 - 15:15, 27th October 2015 19 Tickets Ended Free  
14:45 - 16:45, 27th October 2015 24 Tickets Ended Free  
16:15 - 18:15, 27th October 2015 15 Tickets Ended Free  

Event Details

***If you want to attend the Glasgow Reserves Experience on Thursday October 29th, please click on the following link: ***





You are cordially invited to come along to The Reserves Experience on Tuesday October 27th 2015.

The Reserves Experience will take around an hour and a half to enjoy and will start at different times throughout the day between 9.00am and 4.30pm. However, as you will see from the timeslots, we are asking you to come along 15 minutes ahead of the start in order to register. In addition, we have allowed you some time at the end of The Reserves Experience to talk to some Reservists and ask questions. So the timeslots run for two hours in total. 

So all you need to do is select a timeslot that’s convenient for you. Of course, it would be great if you could enjoy The Reserves Experience along with colleagues from your department or organisation, led by one of your senior representatives – in which case you would obviously all need to sign up to the same timeslot.

We very much look forward to seeing you there.




1) Is there an age limit to being a Reservist?

The Reserve Forces are open to applications from a wide age group (see below) and indeed even higher age limits (up to 55) apply to applicants with specific specialist professional qualifications.

The current age limits for new Reservists’ applications are as follows:

  • Royal Naval Reserve: 16-40
  • Army Reserve: 18-49
  • Royal Air Force Reserve: 18-49


2) Are there any other restrictions to becoming a Reservist?

Everyone who joins the Reserve Forces has to meet some basic eligibility criteria. These may differ depending on which Service you want to join and the particular role you want to choose.  As well as age, there are other eligibility criteria relating to nationality/residency, fitness/health, education/qualifications and criminal convictions. You will be able to find out more about eligibility at the Reserves Experience.


3) I can’t attend on that particular date. Will the Reserves Experience be run again?

There will be other Reserves Experience events happening across the country during the course of 2015. These are planned for 29th September in Cardiff, 15th October in Manchester and 29th October in Glasgow. In addition there will be Reservists at the upcoming Civil Service Live events in Newcastle, Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh and London. So there are plenty of opportunities to find out more about Reserve service even if you can’t make the event in Cardiff.


4) I now can’t attend the time slot I selected. Can I amend it?

Yes, you can. This is very simple. Just log into EventBrite and you can cancel the booking for the time slot you are no longer able to attend and then book a new time slot.


5) Do I need to print off my EventBrite confirmation?

Yes, it would be very helpful if once you’ve registered on EventBrite, you print off your  confirmation email and bring it with you to the event as this will speed up registration on the day. 


6) Do I need to bring photo ID?

Yes, you will have to bring photo ID with you as this event is taking place in a government building. 

7) What is the best way to get to the venue?

By car – Victoria Quay is located to the north of Edinburgh City Centre. Pedestrian access is via Commercial Street, Ocean Drive and Dock Place. Vehicular access is via Ocean Drive. There are 79 visitor spaces at Victoria Quay allocated on a first come basis.

By public transport – The nearest rail station to Victoria Quay is Edinburgh Waverley, which can be accessedby direct public bus services on Princes Street. There are several bus routes serving the immediate vicinity of Victoria Quay, with the 22 Lothian Bus the most direct service to Edinburgh City Centre which takes about 20 minutes. The majority of the buses are scheduled to arrive every 10-15min. Please call Traveline Scotland on 0871 200 22 33


Do you have questions about The Reserves Experience Edinburgh? Contact The Ministry of Defence

When & Where

The Scottish Government
Victoria Quay
EH6 6QQ Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 from 08:45 to 18:15 (GMT)

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