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Accommodation & Travel

The 2023 conference will be held at The University of Edinburgh in the John McIntyre Conference Centre.


Accommodation for the conference will be located in University hotels adjacent to the Conference Centre, The Scott and The Scholar; as well as KM Hotel and Apartments, located a short walk away in the City Centre. Residential tickets cover the nights of Monday the 27th and Tuesday the 28th of March.

Additional nights

  • If you wish to book additional nights around the conference in the accomodation you can do so directly on the providers website.
  • Rates vary depending on each room type, subject to availability, and using the promo code ‘EVENT’ will provide a discount for SROC delegates.
  • If you share details of your booking with we will endevaour to ensure that you retain the same room for the whole of your stay.


  • If you are travelling by train Edinburgh has excellent rail links throughout the UK.
  • The East Coast mainline, which links Edinburgh and London King’s Cross, is the UK's fastest intercity railway: you can travel between the cities in around 4 hours.
  • Or, if you prefer to travel overnight, a sleeper service runs between London Euston and Edinburgh Waverley 6 nights a week.
  • If you are travelling by air Edinburgh International Airport receives daily flights from more than 20 UK airports.
  • The airport is about 12km from the city centre. The 30-minute journey can be easily made using the frequent airport bus or tram services, or by taxi.

Car Parking

  • We advise you not to bring your car onto campus, parking is severely limited, for details please email

Getting to the hotels on arrival

Arrival and registration for the conference

  • You may register for the conference from 2.00 pm on Monday at the conference venue in John McIntyre Conference Centre.
  • If you are arriving later on the Monday the events will be taking place on the Old College Campus, please let us know in advance and then upon arrival, make yourself known to one of the conference team.
  • On Tuesday, a conference desk will be available in the main conference venue from 8:30am.
  • On Wednesday, a conference desk will be available in the main conference venue from 9:00am.

For enquiries before the conference please e-mail