Conference Venue



The Stirling Court Hotel will be the venue for the conference this year in Stirling. The hotel is located within the grounds of the University of Stirling campus, between Stirling and Bridge of Allan, just 10 minutes from the Junction 11 of the M9 motorway / A9 road and a 10-15 bus journey from Stirling or Bridge of Allan train stations. Please see the ‘Travel to Stirling’ page for more details how to reach Stirling.


The hotel is located on the south area of the campus (number 11 on the campus map).


Those driving or arriving on foot/bike you will enter the main campus through the main entrance. Follow the main road. Approximately 50 yards after the sports centre and swimming pool (numbers 12 and 15 on the campus map) go straight at the mini roundabout. The Stirling Court Hotel car park is straight ahead, with entry via the traffic barrier system.


For those arriving by bus you can alight at the main entrance and follow the instructions above or alight from the bus at Queens’s Court (number 1 on the campus map) which is the central point of the campus. From here walk back towards to the sports centre/main road in to campus and turn left after you have passed the main entrance to the Cottrell Building (number 19 on the campus map). The Stirling Court Hotel is at the end of this road.


Car parking

During academic semesters demand for car parking can be high. During this time, pay and display machines are in operation on weekdays from 9am to 5pm, however Blue Badge holders have designated spaces and do not need to display a parking ticket. Parking is also free for motorbikes, unless taking up a full parking space. Please visit the University of Stirling website to check car parking prices and instructions. All parking machine accept change as well as credit and debit card payment facilities. Stirling Venues guests staying at the Stirling Court Hotel can enjoy free parking at the hotel's designated car park, subject to availability. Please note that car park spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed as part of your event, conference or accommodation booking.


There are 2 electric vehicle charging stations located within the Main Car Park on campus and at the rear of the Pathfoot Building. These chargers are available for all electric vehicle owners. The 4 designated spaces allowing up to 4 cars to recharge simultaneously are reserved for electric vehicles only.


Electricity is provided free-of-charge. However, users are still required to display a valid parking permit or Pay & Display ticket. A maximum charging time of 4 hours applies following which time users are requested to move their vehicles to an alternative designated parking space. 


Stirling Court Facilities

The majority of conference facilities are located on the ground floor, except for those taking place in the Wallace and Monument rooms on the first floor. The building is non-smoking throughout.


Registration for the conference will take place in the main foyer/entrance of the Stirling Court Hotel, where you can collect your name badge and welcome pack. Tea/coffee will be available in the Conservatory and Bar area on the right-hand side of the foyer. Stalls and posters will also be on display in this area during the conference.


The Abbey Craig restaurant will serve lunches and the conference dinner and is located through the bar area.


The Welcome session and Keynote on Wednesday 11th October will take place in the Blair Atholl Rooms which are accessed to the left of the registration/reception desk (opposite the bar/conservatory). All parallel session rooms can also be accessed in this way. The Blair Atholl rooms are at the far end of the building. Walk to the far end of the corridor and turn right at the Silver Glen room. The Blair Atholl rooms are entered on the left hand side of the corridor just a couple of metres along.


Parallel sessions will take place across several rooms at the hotel:

  • Blair Atholl (see above)

  • Erskine Fintry (opposite Blair Atholl rooms)

  • Allanwater (fourth room on the right after the registration desk)

  • Hermitage (second room on the left after the registration desk)

  • Glendevon (first room on the left after the registration desk)

  • Wallace (walk to the far end of the corridor and before reaching the Silver Glen room take the stairs on the right hand side up to the first floor. Turn right at the top of the stairs at the Wallace room is directly ahead.

  • Monument (see Wallace above)


Please check the printed programme for the specific room linked to your session of interest.  Signs will be in place to help direct delegates.

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