#truEdinburgh Venue

Where we are, and where to stay

We are delighted to be hosting the very fist #truEdinburgh event in such a spectacular venue as the Ghillie Dhu in Rutland Street.

Opposite the Caledonian Hotel, the Ghillie Dhu opened in 2010 as a traditional Scottish pub and live music venue. Taking its name from a forest sprite, the guardian of the trees in Gaelic folklore, Ghillie Dhu was built as St. Thomas’ Church in 1843 for a breakaway congregation from the Scottish Episcopal Church which allied itself with Church of England. Constructed in the Neo-Norman style, it was the work of architect David Cousin (1809-78).

The auditorium on the upper level retains a fine Norman arch, exceptional groin-vaulted ceiling and substantial wooden organ case. Mediaeval-style lighting adds to the atmosphere. The bar on the lower level is dark, featuring private booths along the south wall. As you would expect in the centre of Edinburgh, accomodation nearby is more than plentiful.

See more venue details here.

For a range of nearby accomodations follow this link.

Ghillie Dhu
2 Rutland Place ,
EH1 2AD
United Kingdom
0131 222 9930