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Practical Information - PPP University of Edinburgh

Local Contact Information:

Jamie Tait

Projects Officer & Policy Advisor to the University Secretary

Telephone: +44 131 651 4431  email: jamie.tait(at)ed.ac.uk

Venue Details:

The programme will take place at the University of Edinburgh, Upper Hall, The Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ

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Hotel Information:

The local organiser has suggested hotels in the neighbourhood of the venue, which are shown in the following list. The best rates can usually be achieved through online hotel providers such as booking.com, hotels.com, etc. although it is often also worth checking the aggregator’s rates with the hotel’s own rates before finalising your booking.

Ten Hill Place 

10 Hill Place EH8 9DS

3 minute walk to the venue

Holiday Inn Express

300 Cowgate EH1 1NA

5 minute walk to the venue

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

19 North Bridge EH1 1SD

10 minute walk to the venue

A wide choice of other hotels are available in the area.

Lunch and Dinner:

Lunch on Monday and Tuesday plus the dinner on Monday evening will be provided for participants. There is a drinks reception on Sunday, which does not include dinner.

Sunday February 24 - Drinks reception

A drinks reception (and programme induction) will be held on Sunday 24th February at 7pm in the first floor bar of the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, 19 North Bridge EH1 1SD. Following the reception, food can be purchased by participants in the hotel bar or restaurant. After dinner, the facilitator is happy to lead a short guided walk along the Royal Mile from the hotel to the castle (less than 800m) for anyone that may be interested.

Monday February 25 - Dinner

The venue for the HUMANE Dinner, which will be preceded by a drinks reception, will be St. Leonard's Hall, 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY Google Maps

Please inform the HUMANE secretariat about any special dietary needs as soon as possible by returning the Participant's Information Form to the Secretariat

Getting to Edinburgh

By air

Edinburgh International Airport receives daily flights from more than 20 UK and 40 European airports, as well as daily transatlantic flights. Flights from international destinations are also scheduled throughout the week.

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.

Edinburgh International Airport www.edinburghairport.com

Airlink airport buses lothianbuses.co.uk/airport

Edinburgh Trams edinburghtrams.com

By rail

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.

There are great links to other cities too. The journey to Glasgow only takes 45 minutes, while York, Newcastle, Inverness or Aberdeen can be reached in about 2 hours.

All trains arrive at Waverley Station in the centre of the city, although some trains also stop at Haymarket, which is a smaller station in the West End.

National Rail enquiries nationalrail.co.uk

Scotrail www.scotrail.co.uk


Please note that HUMANE and the University of Edinburgh will not be able to admit you to the Professional Pathways Programme if you have not registered and have received a confirmation of acceptance from the HUMANE Secretariat. If you are not already registered then please do so here. as soon as possible so that you may secure your place and avoid any embarrassment upon arrival at Utrecht.  If you need any clarification about your registration please don’t hesitate to contact the Secretariat. We will do everything we can do to help.

Please note that neither HUMANE or any of the host institutions where HUMANE events take place are liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or objects, regardless of the cause. Participants and accompanying persons attending any HUMANE events do so at their own risk and responsibility.