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Zambian Independence - Celebrating 50 Years of a Nation

Scotland Zambia Association : In conjunction with HWU.

Saturday, 18 October 2014 from 10:00 to 22:30 (BST)

Zambian Independence - Celebrating 50 Years of a Nation

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Official Opening
This event will be the Official Opening of the day and is scheduled to begin at 10:00 and finish at 15:30. To be included is a wide range of activities such as the following: - Guest speakers - Workshops - Exhibitions - Networking opportunities - Entertainment
Ended Free £0.00
Dinner - Standard
Join us for an evening to mark the 50th anniversary of Zambian Independence at a celebratory dinner from 7pm at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Campus The evening will include traditional music and entertainment as well as a Zambian-Scottish themed menu. Carriages 11pm
Ended £48.14 £4.34
Dinner - Young Person's (12 - 14yrs inclusive)
Join us for an evening to mark the 50th anniversary of Zambian Independence at a celebratory dinner from 7pm at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Campus The evening will include traditional music and entertainment as well as a Zambian-Scottish themed menu. Please note: Ticket is subject to verification upon entry.
Ended £27.69 £2.75

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Event Details

Come and be a part as Zambia celebrates 50 years of Independence at a prestigious venue. The 50th anniversary of Zambian Independence will be marked by a special day of events on Saturday 18th October 2014 at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Campus.

This will take place in the James Watt Centre and will include guest speakers, workshops, exhibitions and a Zambian inspired fashion project display by students from the School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University.

A high profile event, it is set to begin with an Official Opening in the morning (10:00 - 15:30) marked by opening remarks, Exhibitions, and Workshops. Speakers will include representatives from the Zambian Government, Scottish Government and a special video-conference link to Dr Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's founding father and former president. The evening shall be marked by an exquisite "Black-Tie" Dinner set run from 19:00 to 22:30.

There will be an opportunity to learn more about the History and Culture of Zambia and as well as its links with Scotland.

Workshops will focus on the following themes:

  • Health

  • Education

  • Tourism & Enterprise

We are Inviting all Zambians and Friends of Zambia to join the celebrations.

Plan to be there!

Attendees are expected to be in Formal Attire. This may include traditional as well as national (representative) dressing.


Heriot-Watt University is approximately 6 miles from Edinburgh City Centre. It’s well served by frequent local bus services and is also easy to access by car.

The easiest way to plan your journey to the campus is to use the Traveline Scotland Journey Planner, which uses up-to-date public transport timetables.


The Edinburgh Campus is easy to access by car from the centre of Edinburgh and from all major routes leading to the city. The University is half a mile from the Calder Junction of the A720 City of Edinburgh by-pass and the A71, and you’ll see signs for Heriot-Watt University on your approach.

You can get driving directions to the Edinburgh Campus through the Google Maps website.

Visitor parking

You can find the location of the visitor car parks on the map of Edinburgh Campus.

  • Visitors to the University should use car park A or B.
  • Visitors to the Edinburgh Conference Centre should use car park C.
  • Disabled visitors can use the accessible car park at Gait 10 next to the Centre for Sport & Exercise. Additional accessible parking spaces are available throughout the campus; you can contact us to reserve one.


Lothian Buses offers local bus services 25, X25, 34, 45 and N25/N34 (night bus) to the Edinburgh Campus. Service 25 is the most frequent, leaving the city centre every 10 minutes during the day, and every 15 minutes after 8.00pm. The journey takes about 30–40 minutes from the city centre, depending on what time of day you’re travelling.  Fares from the city cost £1.50 single/£3.50 day ticket. Note that exact money is required for Lothian Buses (with the exception of Airlink) but you can pay for tickets using your mobile phone, if preferred. Regular travellers to the campus should consider getting a Ridacard.

All national coach services to Edinburgh arrive at St Andrew Square bus station, at the east end of Princes Street. Timetables can be found on the Citylink and National Express websites.


A number of taxi services, such as Central Taxis, are available at taxi ranks in the centre of Edinburgh, including Waverley and Haymarket rail stations and St Andrew Square bus station, as well as at Edinburgh airport. The journey to Heriot-Watt University takes about 20–30 minutes from the city centre, and about 10 minutes from Edinburgh airport. A return journey to the city centre costs about £30.

You can request an outbound taxi from the Edinburgh Campus at the main reception desk.


The mainline rail network serves the centre of Edinburgh well. Edinburgh Waverley is at the east end of Princes Street and Haymarket Station is at the west end. Curriehill Station, one mile from the University, offers a frequent service to Edinburgh Waverley and a service to Glasgow Central Station.

We do not recommend alighting at either Edinburgh Park or Curriehill as there is no direct transport link to the campus from these stations. Proceed to Haymarket and catch a number 25 bus  from Dalry Road (terminating at Riccarton).

Rail timetables can be found on the National Rail website.


Edinburgh International Airport is served by scheduled national and international flights. The airport is on the west side of the city, just three miles from the Edinburgh Campus.

The bus journey from the airport takes about an hour. The Airlink bus takes you to the city centre (£7 return), then you can take a Lothian Buses service 25, X25, 34, 45 or N25 (night bus) from the city centre to the campus.

The taxi journey from the airport to the campus takes about 10 minutes and costs about £25 return.

Find out more about getting around Edinburgh.

Refer to the university's detailed Edinburgh Campus map to help you find your way around the buildings on campus.

More information can be found here

If you wish to contact the Organisors please use use the provided Organisor email or alternatively you may contact the Organising Committee Chair via his email:

Do you have questions about Zambian Independence - Celebrating 50 Years of a Nation? Contact Scotland Zambia Association : In conjunction with HWU.

When & Where

Heriot-Watt University
James Watt Centre
Edinburgh Campus
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Saturday, 18 October 2014 from 10:00 to 22:30 (BST)

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Scotland Zambia Association : In conjunction with HWU.

Scotland-Zambia Partnership (SCOZAP) is a charitable organisation with diverse membership from Zambians and friends of Zambia in Scotland. Membership is drawn from all those who have lived, studied or worked in Zambia and/or in Scotland. The membership is composed of pupils, students, men and women of various academic and professional credentials, retirees with several years of experience and expert wisdom, as well other respectable members from various communities in Scotland. Many members of this community consider themselves well positioned to help other people that are worse off to emerge from their inhibiting circumstances, both in Scotland and in Zambia. SCOZAP is dedicated to making a difference, with the vision of a just and accepting society, where everyone can participate, enhance, improve and enjoy their quality of life. SCOZAP shall contribute by being professional and positive, enabling everyone in our communities in times of need or sorrow, more so the children and young people, elderly, physically disabled and other vulnerable groups, assisting them in enhancing their lives, through improved support that would transform their lives.


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