Practical Information


The conference is held at the University of Edinburgh’s Dugald Stewart Building, room 3.10/3.11 (this is one and the same room). You can find a map of the campus here (or as pdf).


All are welcome to attend. Attendance is free and registration not necessary. If you wish to attend the Mind Network meeting, please register here.

Travel recommendations

On Foot

The Central Area of the University of Edinburgh is located on the south side of the city centre, within easy walking distance of the city’s main transport hubs. It takes approximately five to fifteen minutes to walk from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station to the Central Area, depending on your destination.

By Car

If you’re travelling by car, please bear in mind that traffic congestion can be a problem and parking is strictly controlled. To plan your route to the University, you could use the AA Route Planner or RAC Route Planner. All you need to do is type in your origin and destination; postcode details are available from the University’s Campus maps.

A number of University car parks are located in the Central Area. University car parks are for the use of permit holders only, and are subject to the University’s Parking Regulations. Permits are available for visitors to the University: please, visit the webpage for more information about the Scratchcard Permits.

By Bus

The Central Area is extremely well served by bus. Buses from all over the city travel to the Central Area of the University. To plan your journey use the Lothian Buses journey planner. You can find out the postcode of Dugald Stewart Building by looking at the maps.

By Train

The Central Area of the University is located within easy walking distance of Edinburgh Waverley Train Station, which is Edinburgh’s main train station. Edinburgh Waverley is served by rail services to Scotland and the rest of the UK. You can plan your journey by using the National Rail’s website or the Scot Rail’s website.

By Air

Edinburgh airport is approximately eight miles west of Edinburgh city centre. Edinburgh airport is served by both national and international destinations. Information on destinations and airlines are available on Edinburgh airport’s website. There are a range of options to travel between the airport and the University.

Trams offer a frequent and reliable service linking the airport and the city centre. Trams run from every 7 minutes and offer a consistent journey time of just 30 minutes into the city. The price for an adult single is £5.50. The ticket must be purchased before you board: every tram stop has ticket vending machines. The ticket vending machines accept most debit and credit cards as well as coins. No change is given.

Airlink buses take approximately 40 minutes to travel between the airport and the city centre (Waverley Bridge) and run every 10 minutes. The University’s Central Area is just a short walk from its terminus in the city centre, and other sites are well connected from there by bus. A single adult ticket on Airlink is £4.50. Tickets can be bought on board the bus. Lothian buses single and day tickets are not valid on Airlink.


If you attend the workshop and are not an invited speaker, please arrange your own accommodation. Below are some suggestions: