Plan your trip

St Andrews lies on the east coast of Scotland, approximately 50 miles north-east of Edinburgh, 80 miles east of Glasgow; and 470 miles north of London. Edinburgh Airport, which serves over 100 domestic and international destinations, can be easily reached from here. The nearby railway station in Leuchars is on the main line from London King’s Cross via Edinburgh to Aberdeen. Bus services connect St Andrews with all major cities in Scotland.

We do not provide accommodation for the participants. Yet, as a popular tourist destination, St Andrews offers plenty of options for all kinds of tastes and budgets, including many guest houses and B&Bs and a hostel in the centre of town. We recommend booking early as many places book out quickly over the summer months.

In order to make your planning as easy as possible, we have set up a clear schedule. Notification of acceptance will be given as early as 11 March 2016, whereupon the selected participants will be asked to submit their papers by 13 May 2016.

St Andrews is also a great place to visit, and it is definitely worth extending your stay for a day. Things to do and see include the medieval old town with its historic colleges, the ruins of a castle and cathedral, the world-famous Old Course, and three sandy beaches.

For more information visit the website of the St Andrews Tourist Information.

Getting here
Local buses and taxis connect St Andrews with Leuchars railway station. ScotRail operate trains from Leuchars to Edinburgh and other destinations in Scotland. There is also a East Coast connection from London King's Cross. Stagecoach offer a number of bus services from and to St Andrews. From Edinburgh Airport, take bus 747 to the Ferrytoll and change there to the X59 express coach to St Andrews.