The independent referral bar: retrospective and prospective
Edinburgh, 14 to 16 April 2016
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Getting to Venues

National Museum of Scotland (Map)
Delegates should enter the Museum through the
Lothian Street entrance rather than the main Chambers Street entrance.  

A map of both entrances can be accessed here.

The museum is within walking distance of all the conference hotels but is also accessible:-

By bus:
A number of buses go via the city centre and stop outside the museum on Chambers Street, or nearby on George IV Bridge and South Bridge. Single and day tickets are available. Visit the Lothian Buses website for further information.

By taxi:
Please advise your taxi driver to stop near the end of South College Street or West College Street.

By train:
The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley. Chambers Street is a few minutes walk. Visit for further details.

By road/parking:
Pay and display parking is available on Chambers Street and off-street parking nearby at NCP Quartermile

Four designated public parking spaces are available for disabled visitors in Chambers Street. There is no charge for these spaces. However, please note that they are not bookable.  If you need to park at one of these parking spaces in Chambers Street, you may access our event venue through the Main Entrance of the Museum.  










Scottish Parliament (Map)
The Scottish Parliament Building stands at the bottom of the Royal Mile. The main entrance to the Scottish Parliament can be found on the east of the building immediately opposite the Palace of Holyroodhouse.


The Scottish Parliament Building is within walking distance of the conference hotels but less mobile delegates may prefer to make their way:-


By bus:

Visitors can use the Lothian Buses service numbers 35 (nearest stop Canongate) and 6 (nearest stop Horse Wynd).

There are a number of other bus routes a short walking distance away. Details of all local bus services can be obtained from Traveline.


By taxi:

All Edinburgh's taxi drivers should be familiar with the main entrance to the Scottish Parliament Building.


By train:

The Parliament building is a 15-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station. Information about train services to and from Edinburgh is available from National Rail.


By road:

The Scottish Parliament postcode is EH99 1SP.


The nearest car parks are St John's Hill or adjacent to Waverley Station, via New Street.


A small number of public parking spaces are reserved for disabled people on Horse Wynd. Please note that these parking bays are for visitors to the Holyrood area in general, not just for visitors to the Parliament. If use of the bays has to be suspended, an alternative will be offered, such as use of five parking bays on Broad Pavement. Parking for people with a disabled person's parking permit is permitted on single yellow lines and these are available near to the Parliament building. It is possible to drop off passengers in the bays on Horse Wynd, even if parking has to be obtained further away.


Pick up and drop off points for visitors with mobility access needs

If you require to be dropped off or collected when visiting the Scottish Parliament you would normally be instructed to park in the Dynamic Earth area. For anyone with mobility access needs, alternative arrangements can be put in place to be dropped off or collected closer to the Parliament entrance. The accessible parking bays which are directly opposite the front entrance to the Parliament building can be used as a designated drop off and pick up point for visitors with mobility access needs. For further information contact parliament Visitor Services. Details can be found here.