Location and Accessibility

The 2017 Joint Session will be held on the Pollock campus of the University of Edinburgh, primarily in the John McIntyre Conference Centre (JMCC). The Pollock campus sits right beside Holyrood Park, in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat. It is about 3 miles from the town centre of Edinburgh, and is accessible by car and taxi, as well as being well-served by local bus services.

Accommodation will be on the compact Pollock campus, and the main conference dinner will be in the South Hall Complex, which is also on the Pollock campus. The entrance to Holyrood Park is very close by, and there are a number of walks in the park which afford amazing views of Edinburgh’s city centre (including along the Salisbury Crags and up to the top of Arthur’s Seat).

The JMCC itself is fully accessible. Detailed information, including information about entrances, lifts, rooms, toilets, and parking is available here. There will be a large central area where people can take breaks, and the proximity to the accommodation for the conference offers a further option. The South Hall Complex is also accessible, and there is detailed information here. Some of the other venues on the campus are more limited, not readily allowing wheelchairs for example; unfortunately, given the size and nature of the site, it is not possible for us to avoid using those altogether, but their use will be limited as much as the schedule and site allows to enable every delegate to participate as fully as possible.

This page will be updated with further information about accessibility, food options, and travel information as this is available prior to registration opening. If you have additional questions or requirements, please get in touch with the conference organiser using the contact tab above.