• Venue


    The Edinburgh Conference Centre is the purpose-designed facility in the heart of Heriot-Watt University's campus. 

    Their flagship facility, the James Watt Centre, has dedicated conference facilities for up to 600 delegates in addition to 1,000 square metres of exhibition space. Adjacent seminar rooms ensure our facilities offer flexibility whatever the size or objective of your event with competitive rates to suit all budgets.

    Set in tranquil parkland on the edge of Edinburgh, the Centre is conveniently located for access to major road networks and air routes and there is ample free parking.

  • Edinburgh


    Edinburgh is Scotland's vibrant and very popular capital city and has many historical tourist attractions and an array of designer stores and many eateries to experience the true taste of Scotland.

    With streets steeped in history and a thriving cultural scene, the City of Edinburgh offers the perfect balance between all things traditional and contemporary.

    The UNESCO World Heritage Site at the heart of the city combines the medieval Old Town, the Georgian New Town and award winning modern architecture. Explore Edinburgh at your leisure you’ll see views that make for perfect picture postcards, mysterious winding streets, elegant terraces and an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants.

    The area has many historic towns and scenic villages, which are great for exploring. From award winning beaches, championship golf courses and some of Scotland’s most impressive visitor attractions.

    Further information on Edinburgh

  • Getting around Edinburgh

    Getting from Edinburgh Airport
    Edinburgh International Airport is 8 miles west of the city centre. Airlink buses depart frequently between 05.00 and 24.00 and take around 30 minutes. Most buses stop at Princes Street, Haymarket Station and Waverley Bridge. The N22 night bus goes to St. Andrew Square Bus Station. Taxis will take 20-30 minutes depending on traffic.
    Edinburgh Airport

    Edinburgh is quite a hilly city but walking is always enjoyable. The centre of the city is manageably compact and most of the major sights are within easy walking distance of each other. Princes Street is the key to orientation and should be explored from end to end. The medieval cobbled streets of the Old Town are a delight to explore as is the Royal Mile connecting the palace with the castle. The New Town north of Princes Street has well-planned wide streets and fine Georgian houses and is easy to find your way around.

    Edinburgh is a reasonably bicycle friendly city with cycle lanes and special car-free cycle routes heading out of the city. It is easy to rent a bicycle and good cycle maps are available.

    Edinburgh buses are frequent and efficient with well-organised bus lanes guaranteeing a flowing service. Some buses are double-deckers, which are good for views. Most destinations in Edinburgh can be reached from Princes Street. Night buses leave from Waverley Bridge. Various passes are available including one-day passes valid for destinations outside the city centre. Pay the driver the exact fare.
    Lothian Buses First Buses

    Most Edinburgh taxis are black hackney cabs. They are licensed, have meters and are easy to hail in the street. There are also private mini cab companies.
    Central Taxis or City Cabs

    City Tours
    City bus tours are an excellent way of seeing the sights and getting a feel of the layout of the city. Most tours depart from Princes Street or Waverley Bridge. There are also plenty of organised Edinburgh walking tours

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