The 26th Annual Conference of the International Environmetrics Society 18th-22nd July 2016

Local Information

Local tourist information

Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh, offers a huge variety of tourist attractions including museums, art galleries, restaurants and bars, and is easily accessible from the conference centre by a 30-minute bus journey.  


Edinburgh’s cultural attractions include the spectacular fortress of Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’s five national museums of art, a world-class zoo, a buzzing theatre scene, the largest arts festival in the world and some of the UK’s best fine-dining restaurants.  The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites and feature some of the finest examples of medieval and Georgian architecture.  Despite the huge range of attractions on offer, Edinburgh is compact and easily explored on foot.

The Edinburgh Rewards passport is available for delegates attending meetings and conferences taking place in the city of Edinburgh.  See more at:

Edinburgh also has excellent transport links and is ideally located as an embarkation point for trips further afield to explore Scotland’s rich history, national parks, beaches and wildlife.  A wealth of tourist information can beobtained from the Visit Scotland website:


Travel to and from Heriot-Watt


Options for accommodation during the conference