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26th -29th July
Local Arrangements

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Welcome to the UAI 2005 local arrangements website, this page has been designed to help you navigate your way around the conference venue and the city.
The main conference site can be found on the UAI 2005 home page.

Surrounding area of conference venue

Surrounding area of conference venue

Conference Venue

The main conference, workshops, tutorials and poster sessions will be held at Appleton Tower, which is situated within the main University campus.
Disabled parking is available within 45 metres of the enterance, and there are lifts to all floors.

Locate Appleton Tower
Crichton Street

UAI Registration

Registration DeskThe registration desk will be open from 8.15 on Tuesday 26 July and Wednesday 27 July, and from 8.30 on Thursday 28 July and Friday 29 July.

Local Information and conference venue booklet (.pdf)

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Important Edinburgh travel news

Due to industrial action, Lothian Regional Transport buses will operate on a SATURDAY service from MONDAY 25 JULY through FRIDAY 29 JULY

Daytime Lothian Buses and Airlink services will operate a SATURDAY service. Night Buses will operate a normal Monday to Friday early morning service.


All accommodation can be booked through the Edinburgh Conference Bureau.

Accommodation Booking form (for faxing only)
Hotel price list and reservation information
Edinburgh Conference Bureau Terms and Conditions

The Hotel options are:

The Apex Hotel (4*)
Jurys Inn (3*)
The Clarendon (3*)
Ibis Hotel (2*)

Good quality guest house accommodation will also be available (N.B. booking in good time will assure you are placed as near the conference venue as possible).

*Please note that the deadline for accommodation bookings is 13th June 2005*

Accommodation can now be booked on-line through Visit Scotland

The playfair Library

The Playfair Library

Social Programme

The welcome reception will be held on 26th July from 7-9pm at the Playfair Library.

Enter through arch (Robert Adam 1789) beneath the dome by Robert Rowand Anderson, into the Old Quad (William Playfair 1819-27), and up the steps to the left. Playfair's Library is on the first floor, with its eleven bays of books supporting a coffered vaulted ceiling, it is one of Edinburgh's grandest interiors.

The Playfair Library
Old College
University of Edinburgh
South Bridge

The Conference Dinner will be held from 7pm on Thursday 28th July in the Roxburghe Hotel , which is situated in Charlotte Square, the last commissioned work of Robert Adam (1728-92). Please state on registration form if you will be attending.

The Roxburghe Hotel

The Roxburghe Hotel 38 Charlotte Square

Locate the Roxburghe Hotel


University of Edinburgh

Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation
The School of Informatics
The University of Edinburgh

Medical Information and emergency contacts

Information from The Scottish Tourist Board

The following contacts can be used in the unfortunate event that you need to contact the emergency services during your stay.


For urgent treatment, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France, Old Dalkeith Road (t: 0131-536 1000) has an Accident and Emergency Department. Babies and children up to age 13 can also be taken to The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, 9 Sciennes Road (t: 0131-536 0000).

For minor injuries such as sprains, cuts, bites or minor burns, the Western General Hospital, Crewe Road (t: 0131-537 1330) has a walk-in service available every day of the week, all year round, from 9.00 am - 9.00 pm.


An emergency service for the relief of pain only is available at the Casualty Department of the Edinburgh Dental Institute, Lauriston Place (t: 0131-536 4958) on weekdays from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. In the evenings (7.00 pm to 9.00 pm) or at weekends (10.00 am to 12.00 am), an emergency clinic operates at the Western General Hospital, Crewe Rd (t: 0131-537 1338). You will be charged the standard NHS rate for all treatment you receive, whichever emergency clinic you attend, so please remeber to take a means of payment with you.


In an emergency, call 999. Otherwise, Lothian and Borders Police operate an information centre in central Edinburgh at 188 High Street (t: 0131-226 6966).

How to get to The Royal Infirmary
A list of late night chemists

Religious information