Scottish resort lands party conference

Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort has secured the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference for a third consecutive year. The conference runs from 26-29 October and is expected to draw 650 party members. It will be the first major SNP conference since its strong showing in the Scottish Parliament elections earlier this month, which saw Alex Salmond installed as First Minister. Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort managing director Sean Sullivan said the venue had Scotland’s biggest conference facilities. “The resort is fast becoming the preferred choice for high profile conferences,” said Sullivan. “We have hosted not just the SNP’s conference but the Labour Party and Scottish Liberal Democrats in recent years.” The 1,000-capacity property has a 650-seat auditorium, eight meeting rooms and a 1,000m2 hall.

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