Venue, accommodation and travel

Venue information
The conference will take place at P&J Live just outside of Aberdeen. The venue is the most sustainable event complex in the UK with its own energy centre.

P&J Live exterior

The conference welcome reception will be hosted by the Aberdeen Art Gallery.

The conference dinner will take place at the Beach Ballroom.

The Society's allocation of hotel rooms is now fully booked, however you can search for local hotels here.
Travelling to Aberdeen
Aberdeen is an easy destination to get to with access via road, rail or air, and P&J Live is located next to Aberdeen International Airport – the UK’s most connected regional airport.  It is just four minutes by taxi or 15 minutes' walk from the airport to the venue.  In addition, Dyce Train Station is five minutes by taxi from the venue (and 10 minutes by train to Aberdeen’s main station with links to major cities).

By road
Aberdeen is approximately 2.5 hours’ drive from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.  There are plenty of car parking spaces at the venue.

By rail
Aberdeen’s railway station, right in the heart of the city, has frequent fast and reliable services to destinations throughout Scotland and across the UK.

ScotRail provides an express rail service direct to Aberdeen from many major cities. For timetables and to book your train tickets to Aberdeen visit the ScotRail website.

Aberdeen can also be reached overnight from London on the Caledonian Sleeper. Visit the Caledonian Sleeper website for more information about this service.

LNER Trains run services along the East Coast Main Line and frequently run trains from cities such as Edinburgh, York, Newcastle and London further details can be found on their website.

Forth Rail Bridge

UK flight routes into Aberdeen:
  • Southampton
  • Newquay
  • Kirkwall
  • Sumburgh (Shetland)
  • Exeter
  • Bristol
  • Birmingham
  • Manchester
  • Teesside
  • Norwich
  • Dublin
  • Belfast
  • London City to Dundee (1 hour from Aberdeen)
British Airways
  • London Heathrow
Eastern Airways
  • Humberside
  • Newcastle
  • Bristol
  • London Gatwick
  • London Luton
  • Manchester
There are currently international air links from:
  • Amsterdam
  • Copenhagen
  • Dublin
  • Gdansk
  • Oslo
  • Riga

Travelling around Aberdeen
Two bus services run between Aberdeen Railway Station (City Centre) - P&J Live – Aberdeen International Airport:

  1. Stagecoach 727 bus: Starts at Aberdeen Railway Station (city centre) – Broad Street (city centre) – P&J Live – Aberdeen Airport. Services start at 0300 and finish at 2330 and are every 10-15 minutes (Monday to Friday). Services are every 20-30 minutes Saturday/Sunday.
  2. First X27 Service: Aberdeen Railway Station – P&J Live – Aberdeen Airport – Dyce Railway Station. This service operates from 0535 to 1730 Monday - Saturday. Please note this service is not as frequent as the Stagecoach 727 bus.

In addition, there are several taxi companies with a taxi rank outside the venue.

Information on tours and what to do in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
Aberdeen is a compact city in the northeast of Scotland with independent shops, cafes, restaurants.

The wider region of Aberdeenshire offers breath-taking castles, historical sites, distilleries and golf courses at every turn. It includes the Balmoral estate – the British royal family’s Scottish residence. More information about the region is available from the VisitAberdeenshire website


The Northern Highlights Pass is a flexible discount pass covering a range of attractions, activities, experiences and tours in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.