Dunnett Weekend Venues

The weekend events will be held at different venues in central Edinburgh.  Addresses, maps and transport details can be found in the individual sections below.

Welcome & Gala Meals – Radisson Blu Hotel

Conference and AGM – John McIntyre Centre

Sunday – Coach Trip Meet-up Location


Radisson Blu Hotel

Radisson Blu Hotel
80 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH

The welcome meal and the gala dinner will be held at the Radisson Blu hotel. The hotel is accessible from the main entrance on the High Street or from the hotel car park which can be accessed via Blackfriars Street.  The welcome meal will be in the St Giles suite and the gala dinner will be in the Cannongate room.

Hotel Website: https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-edinburgh

By Taxi

Taxi ranks are shown on the map, or the hotel front desk can call you one.

By Bus

Local buses mostly don’t venture down the High Street but the nearest bus stops are marked on the map.

By Car

The Radisson Blu has a pay car park, which can also be used by members of the public. It is a multi-storey that has a direct lift and door to the hotel and can be accessed halfway up Blackfriars street, accessed via the Cowgate.


John McIntyre Centre

John McIntyre Conference Centre,  Edinburgh University
Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY

This is the venue for the meetings on Saturday 25th April and is part of the Pollock Halls campus of Edinburgh University. It is around 1-2 miles south of Princes Street and can be reached as follows. Routes in the campus are marked with red arrows on the map below.

JMCC Website: https://www.edinburghfirst.co.uk/venues/john-mcintyre-conference-centre/

By Bus

From the shop side of Princes Street; take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Dalkeith Road (arriving and return stops marked on the map). Lothian buses Nos 2, 14, 30 and 33 stop there.

By Taxi

A taxi from Princes Street should take around 5-10 minutes and cost around £10. For the return, there is a taxi rank opposite the main reception or a dedicated phone on the right as you enter the building which is a direct line to call for a taxi.

By Car

If you’re coming to Edinburgh from the South, take the A720; City of Edinburgh Bypass, then take the A7 Old Dalkeith Road exit at the Sheriffhall Roundabout going towards the City Centre. Continue straight for approximately 3 miles. Just past the Royal Commonwealth Pool at the lights, turn right onto Holyrood Park Road. Pollock Halls is the second turning on the right. There is limited on-site parking on a first-come-first-served basis.


Sunday Trip – Pick-up/Drop-off location

Haddington Priory & Tantallon Castle

We are meeting the buses (“Hunters Coaches” in pale brown livery) which will take us on the trip on Sunday 26th April at Waterloo Place, opposite St Andrew House, as indicated on the map below. Waterloo place is at the East End of Princes Street with ready access to buses, trams and Waverley Station.

The buses will return us to the same place at the end of the trip.

By Bus

This is the East End of Princes Street which is very well served by buses as it is a major hub.

By Train

This lies close to Waverly Station and the entrances are marked with red trains on the map. The Station lies in a hollow and most of the routes are not direct but the closest is downhill via Calton Road or the Waverley Steps (which also have escalators).

By Taxi

There are taxi ranks at Waverley station and they pass frequently enough to be hailed on Waterloo Place.

By Car

There are car parks at New Street and the Omni Centre on Leith Street. There is very limited on-street parking on Regent Road but would advise leaving extra time if planning this.