Welcome to ESSLLI 2005 at Heriot-Watt
ESSLLI 2005 at Heriot Watt University is located just off
the A720 city bypass, approximately 6 miles from the city
centre and 3 miles from the airport, with free onsite
parking. Residences are within five minutes walking
distance of the summer school.
The summer school and all residences are in easy reach of
the centre of Edinburgh via public transport (30-45 minutes
by bus depending on rush hours up to 9:30 am in the morning
and between 4 and 6 pm in the evening). Buses between the
school and the city centre are very frequent. The price of a
cheap day return ticket for the bus is 2 UK pounds on the
condition that the travel is only after 9:30 am; one way
taxi costs around 10 UK pounds.
Accomodation can be booked by all ESSLLI participants (both
students and scholars) and will be allocated on a
first-come-first-served basis. We highly recommend that you
book accommodation as soon as possible due to the
festivals that are taking place in Edinburgh over
Reception - checking-in&out
At James-Watt centre the reception (letter A on the campus
map, see the page Reaching
the school) is open 24 hours a day. The reception will
direct you to your room (which will be around 3 minutes walk
from the reception) and will give you a campus map directing
you to the school site where the lectures take
place. Check-in is made after 2pm. Check-out has to
be done by 10am.
Standard Ensuite Bedrooms
Rooms have ensuite facilities (private shower and toilet),
tea + coffee making facilities. Rooms are assembled in
residences where each residence has its own lounge area with
colour TV, laundry and public telephone. It includes
breakfast everyday. Please note that this is
non-smoking accommodation. There is no internet
The cost of an ensuite room (private shower and toilet) per
night including breakfast is: £27 (£30 after 15 May subject
to availability) for full time students (evidence of
studenstship is required) and £38 for non students (subject
to availability). This is cheap during the festival month
and it is hard to match this price elsewhere during August.
Hotels, Campings and Youth Hostels
There are other possibilities for accomodation in Edinburgh.
But this should be arranged independently. The ESSLLI
organization will not handle accomodation other than the
accomodation described above.