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About the Edinburgh International Conference Centre

The Congress venue is the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), at The Exchange, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE. There is a level entrance to the building and several lifts, including a very large one. The building is equipped with induction loops.

A full text description of the building is available here, including notes on walking to the venue.

Venue access

A disabled access sliding door is adjacent to the main entrance on Morrison Street. It is push button operated from the outside and infra-red sensor from inside. During an event this door is staffed by security who can offer assistance if required.

Please note that you will need to present a photographic identification document such as a passport or driver's licence in order to access the venue.

Please also note that you may not bring suitcases or other luggage into the venue.  


All areas of the Centre are reached by lift. All lifts have spoken messages indicating which floor the lift is on and whether the doors are opening or closing. Additionally, all lifts have grab bars for delegates with impaired mobility.

Toilet facilities

On each floor of the Centre there are two adapted toilets, with grab rails, emergency buttons, lowered mirrors and fittings. Currently these toilets allow for either a left or a right lateral transfer, not both.

Induction loop

In the Pentland auditorium an Induction Loop is located in the central section of seats from row F to the rear of the auditorium. To use this, delegates should switch their hearing aids to the "T" position. Additional induction loops are installed as required.

Wheelchair spaces

There is a wheelchair platform lift, which can be utilized to take wheelchair users on to stages in the Lomond Suite, breakout rooms, Cromdale Hall, and Strathblane Hall.

Note 1:
During the Congress provision will be made for an outdoor exercise area for assistance dogs.

Note 2:
For security reasons part of Morrison Street may be closed during the Congress, so it may complicate arrangements for those using a taxi. This may also mean that the Blue Badge spaces on Morrison Street will not be available. See our travel and transport page for alternative parking options.

Note 3:
A text only description of the venue is available from Describe Online.