Location

St Andrews is a small town on the east coast of Scotland, in Fife. It is home to one of the top Universities in the UK and is also the “Home of Golf” with the 150th Open Championships taking place just a month after this conference at the Old Course. Its history is rich, with the (now ruined) Cathedral being built to house St Andrew’s relics, and it played an important part in the reformation. Now it is rather more peaceful, and St Andrews will be a great place to be in June, when the nights are very short!

The nearest good size international airport is Edinburgh, though Dundee airport is closer and may be useful. The nearest train station is called Leuchars, and from there you can get a bus (cheap) or taxi (bit more pricey) to St Andrews (about 5 miles).

The lectures and most receptions will be held here:

School of Physics and Astronomy Google Map

Accommodation, breakfast and most dinners (not the banquet) are here:

Agnes Blackadder Hall Accommodation Google Map

If you are able to spend some extra days you may be able to use the conference accommodation which is good value. See the General Information page for contact and booking details of this.

There’s lots to do in St Andrews with coastal walks including a very long sandy beach, a visit to the castle and of course golf! Dundee has a lot to offer with tourist attractions including the V&A and historical sites such as The Discovery ship. Edinburgh is a little further afield but of course well worth a visit. If you want more information on how to get further afield such as to the Cairngorms or Highlands then get in touch with the local organizer.