There will be a welcome reception on Saturday evening, held in the Talbot Rice Art Gallery. The main events of the conference will be in a Law Lecture Theatre with the usual facilities, with another room for discussions.
The Old College is in the centre of Edinburgh, with many dozens of bars and restaurants within a few minutes' walk. Lunches will be provided on Sunday and Wednesday only; on Monday and Tuesday, attenders may try the extensive range of restaurants, cafes and bars within a couple of minutes' walk.
The conference dinner will be on Tuesday evening, and will be held in the Georgian Suite at The Dome on George Street, a bar and restaurant in one of the many converted bank buildings in the New Town.
On Wednesday evening, there will be an informal social event: "beer and skittles" in the Sheep Heid Inn, Duddingston (which claims to be Scotland's oldest pub).
Here is an external link to some general travel information. CSL will be held just next to the venue described in that page.
Please note that flights to and from Edinburgh are frequently
busy, and early booking is strongly advised.
Edinburgh has a wide range of accommodation from Bed and Breakfast to
luxury hotels. Accommodation is relatively expensive by mainland European
standards, particularly in the city centre. Edinburgh is a very
popular tourist and business destination, and many hotels are already
fully booked for September, so early booking of rooms
is very strongly advised.
General information can be found at the Edinburgh and Lothians Tourist Board web site.
Acting through the Edinburgh Convention Bureau, we have block-reserved a limited number of rooms in the most convenient hotel (the Hotel Ibis Edinburgh). We have also reserved rooms in the University's student accommodation at Pollock Halls, about 15 minutes' walk from Old College. The student rooms include cheaper rooms without en-suite, and more expensive rooms with en-suite. These rooms should be booked through the Edinburgh Convention Bureau, who provide the following forms:
Please note that the Edinburgh Convention Bureau will also handle requests for accommodation outside the block-booked rooms. We regret that the CSL local organizers cannot provide assistance with arranging accommodation.
Here (opens in new window) is a map of central
Edinburgh with Old College circled, from multimap.com.