Getting around

Historic Edinburgh is divided into the Medieval Old Town around The Royal Mile, and the 18th Century New Town, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites designated for their unique architecture. If you have the time, and the weather is good it is well worth exploring both part of town.

The conference venue is in the heart of Edinburgh Old Town, and was originally built as one of the first High Schools is Scotland. It is a 10-minute walk from Waverly Station (where the field trip departs) and close to the Historic Royal Mile, the National Museum of Scotland and many pubs and restaurant to suit all tastes and budgets.

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

High School Yards, Edinburgh EH8 9XP

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Hosted by The University of Edinburgh, ECCI is the leading low carbon hub for Scotland and beyond, delivering groundbreaking projects and kick-start new ideas. More information about The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innocation can be found here.


Edinburgh has excellent rail links with cities across the UK. There are trains every 20 minutes between Edinburgh Waverley and London Kings Cross and Euston stations, with journey time from of just under 5 hours. It is a ten minute walk to St Pancras International, which has regular high speed Eurostar trains to Brussels, Paris and Lille.

Edinburgh Airport hosts 33 airlines flying from over 100 destinations. It is only a 30 minute tram journey from the airport to the centre of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh can be explored comfortably and safely on foot and has a good city centre bus network.

*This will be a hybrid conference, allowing remote participation. The in person programme in Edinburgh is subject to COVID-19 restrictions. We hope to confirm further details in June.