This year’s conference is being hosted at the Stirling Court Hotel, located on the University of Stirling campus.
Set in 300 acres of beautiful parkland, Stirling Court Hotel is just 10 minutes' drive from Stirling city centre. The hotel offers a 'home-from-home' environment. It has a bar, restaurant and leisure facilities, including a 50-metre pool, a modern gym and 9-hole golf course within the grounds. There are some shops on site, and the MacRobert Arts Centre has a full programme of films, live theatre, concerts and exhibitions.
The Stirling Court Hotel also has award-winning business facilities, with 24 fully equipped meeting rooms. Abbeycraig, the on-site restaurant, serves a varied selection of dishes. Menus are seasonal, with elements locally sourced where possible.
The central location, at the very heart of Scotland, ensures that delegates and visitors enjoy excellent rail services to and from the city of Stirling. Regular services run from Edinburgh and Glasgow, which are both key interchanges for the rest of the UK national rail network. Those travelling from the North can get to Stirling via Scotrail services from Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee and Perth.
Visit Scotrail for fares, timetables and journey information.
Stirling Court Hotel is a pleasant walk from both Stirling city centre and from Bridge of Allan rail station. (If travelling to the University by train you can get off the train at either Stirling rail station – a better option if you intend to continue your journey to campus by bus or taxi – or Bridge of Allan rail station, which is closer if walking / cycling to campus).
It is recommended that you alight at Stirling train station (not Bridge of Allan) and then make your way to the University by bus or taxi. Taxis are available from Stirling Rail Station concourse, with most buses to the University departing from Murray Place bus stop located just up the hill from the rail station.
If you are coming from further afield visit National Rail Enquiries for rail travel times to Stirling.
The University of Stirling is served by excellent bus links from Stirling city centre. At peak times some 19 buses per hour run from Stirling to the main University campus. Most bus services to the campus run from either just outside Stirling’s Rail Station or a two minute walk away, in Murray Place, making it possible to enjoy an easily integrated public transport journey to the campus.
FirstBus operate the following services to the University – Unilink (UL), 53, 54, 58, 62 and 63.
You can fly to either Edinburgh or Glasgow Airports from a wide range of international and domestic airports. It may be the case, however, that if you are flying in from a country that does not go direct to either of these airports that your journey will have to go via one of the London airports. There are very regular shuttle flights to both Glasgow and Edinburgh from London.
Frequent coach transfers are available from each of the two airports to their respective city centres. From there, visitors can access the frequent and reliable train services which run to Stirling from both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Edinburgh Airport is a 45 minute drive away, while Glasgow Airport is approximately a 1 hour 20 minute drive to Stirling Court Hotel.
Visitors to the Stirling Court Hotel at the University of Stirling who choose to bring their car should note the following directions:
If approaching from the East, South or West take the M9 to Junction 11. Once at the junction there is a roundabout which marks the end of the M9. From here you should take the exit for Bridge of Allan, follow the road through the town itself, and after about 200 metres you will find the University on the left. The hotel is situated at the top of University Road W, just keep following the road straight up the hill.
If approaching from the North take the A9 to the same roundabout (Junction 11) and follow the same route through Bridge of Allan as above.
From the North A9 via Perth and Bridge of Allan. From the East A91 from St Andrews, M9 from Edinburgh. From the South M74, M73, A80, M80, M9. From the West M8, A80, M80, M9 from Glasgow.
Visitors to the University are advised that a vehicle access barrier system operates at the hotel, from September to May inclusive and you should collect a token from reception to exit the car park.
All of our guests enjoy free parking at the hotel. Just be sure to visit reception and provide your car registration details as soon as you arrive.
For more information please visit the Stirling Court Hotel website
There are 100 hotel rooms available on site. If you would like to book accommodation at the Stirling Court Hotel, please contact the hotel directly and reference the “6:AM Conference”, using the details below:
Phone: +44 (0)1786 451666
If you would like to stay elsewhere, there are plenty of options in Stirling, which is a ten-minute drive away. Some suggestions are below:
4* Hotel Colessio
33 Spittal Street, Stirling, FK8 1DU
4* The Stirling Highland Hotel - part of The Cairn Collection
Spittal Street, Stirling, FK8 1DU
Enter promo code FIFTEEN to receive 15% off your booking, only when you book direct.
3* Premier Inn Stirling City Centre
Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ
3* Travelodge Stirling City Centre hotel
1 Goosecroft Road, Stirling, FK8 1JA