Events

Whisky Tasting Event

Engineers Without Borders Edin

Event date:  2009-04-24 00:00:00

Engineers Without Borders Edinburgh would like to invite you to a whisky tasting event taking place at Teviot Row House on the 24th of April starting at 8pm. The event has been kindly sponsored by the following companies: Morrison Bowmore Distillers, Jura, and Highland Fine Cheeses The whisky brands being tasted will be; Auchentoshan, Bowmore, Glen Garioch and Jura. The whisky tasting will be taken by members of the Scotch Whisky Experience centre. A selection of cheeses has been supplied by Highland Fine Cheeses, there will also be wine and soft drinks available. In addition to the whisky tasting there will also be an auction during the night of with items donated from companies around Edinburgh. Tickets for the event are 10, if you are interested in purchasing a ticket please e-mail or phone Doug Aitken (E-mail: EWB.Edinburgh@googlemail.com, mobile number: 07882380072) All proceeds from the event will go to funding for our Cambodia Project Event Address: Teviot Row House 13 Bristo Square Edinburgh EH8 9AJ --- The Project Following previous work with the organisation Cambodian Hope our branch of Engineers of Borders was asked to carry out an energy assessment and provide a design for a renewable power supply for orphanage homes and a school in the North West of Cambodia We carried out the energy assessment of the buildings and a cost-benefit analysis of renewable technologies; biogas generation, wind power and solar power. Due to the abundance of sunlight and ease of installation and maintenance solar power was chosen as the power supply. We then produced a design for a solar power system which has been verified by several renewable energy professionals. We have been in contact with various solar power companies in Cambodia who are able to supply us with the required components. The lowest quotation we have been given is for 10 000 which would supply all the components required including PV cells. This sum is therefore the amount we are aiming to raise. In addition to a power supply we will be implement a water treatment and solar water heating system. About 5 members of the team will be looking to travel to Cambodia at the end of July for two months.