Organise your trip


The meeting is provisionally planned to begin at around 0900 on 6 January and finish around 1600 on 7 January. This should provide sufficient time to reach trains that depart from Edinburgh Waverley Station after 1700, or flights from Edinburgh airport from 1830.

The venue (John McIntyre Conference Centre) is part of the University of Edinburgh and is located on the Pollock Halls campus. It is situated in Edinburgh, only a 25 minute walk away from the City Centre and a 10 minute walk from Holyrood Park.

A location map for the John McIntyre Conference Centre and Pollock Halls can be downloaded below:

John McIntyre Conference Centre / Pollock Halls Campus Map (PDF, 320KB)

By air

By air 

Edinburgh International Airport has regular scheduled services to many UK and International destinations.

Pollock Halls is about 8 miles from Edinburgh International Airport. A taxi will cost around £20, or take an airlink bus service to Waverley Bridge, an adult open return is £7 and a single £4.

By train

By train

Travel to Edinburgh by rail (VisitScotland)

For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

Pollock Halls is 2 miles from Edinburgh Waverley, the main station. A taxi or bus will take around 10 minutes.

By coach

By coach/bus

Travel to Edinburgh by bus (VisitScotland)

From the shop side of Princes Street; take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Dalkeith Road, Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road from the stop.

  • Lothian Buses: Nos 2, 14, 30, 33 £1.50 is the standard adult one-trip fare. You'll need exact change.
  • Munro: 51/52 from North Bridge.

By car

By car

Travel to Edinburgh by road (VisitScotland)

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.

If you're coming to Edinburgh from the South, take the A720; City of Edinburgh Bypass, then take the A7 Old Dalkeith Road exit at the Sheriffhall Roundabout going towards the City Centre. Continue straight for approximately 3 miles. Just past the Royal Commonwealth Pool at the lights, turn right onto Holyrood Park Road. Pollock Halls is the second turning on the right.

There is limited on-site parking on a first-come first-served basis. Parking at Pollock Halls will require a parking permit, they are available free of charge from the Reception Centre close to the campus entrance.

By train

By tram

Travel in Edinburgh by Tram (Edinburgh Trams website)

Pollock Halls is about 2 miles from St Andrew's Square, the main Tram terminus. There are regular tram services to and from Edinburgh International Airport. Once you arrive in the city, please follow the bus or taxi instructions to get to Pollock Halls.

By taxi


Travel in Edinburgh by Tram (Edinburgh Trams website)

A taxi from St. Andrew Square Bus Station or Princess Street to Pollock Halls will cost approximately £7 and take 5-10 minutes.

If you require any assistance planning your journey, please e-mail stating where you are travelling from and your preferred method.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline (extended):
    14 October 2015
  • Early registration deadline:
    11 November 2015
  • Registration deadline:
    10 December 2015