The Summer School will be taking place at the University of Stirling.
The information below is relevant to the 2022 school. Arrangements in 2023 will be similar, and will be updated as the start date approaches to facilitate your planning.
Getting to Stirling
From the south, a frequent train service to Stirling runs from Edinburgh Waverley or Glasgow Queen Street, both operated by ScotRail. Those starting north of Stirling probably already know how to get there. Use the National Rail Enquiries website for timetable information and ticket prices.
Note about disruption to rail services – A programme of industrial action is currently affecting rail services across the UK. Information about changes to services may not appear in the National Rail Enquiries website until very shortly before you intend to travel. Please pay careful attention to updates, including those posted on the ScotRail website. You can also get to Stirling from cities around Scotland (as well as Edinburgh airport) with the CityLink bus service.
Getting to the University campus from Stirling city centre
The UniLink and 54 bus services each run from the station to the University campus, with the UniLink being faster: follow the links for current timetables. An adult single fare is around £3. Contactless payments are preferred, but cash payments are also accepted.
The nearest stop to your accommodation at Willow Court is by the campus entrance on University Road West. From here, you should walk up Hermitage Road to Willow Court.
See also the directions on the University of Stirling website.
Accommodation and check-in
All accommodation is in Willow Court which is the location marked on the map above.
Check-in is from 2pm on the first Monday at the Willow Court reception.
Breakfast will be taken in Refresh at Willow Court (same location as the accommodation).
All other meals will be taken at the Stirling Court Hotel.
The school will begin with dinner and a drinks reception at 7pm on 1st August. These take place in the conservatory at the Stirling Court Hotel.
All classes will take place in rooms 2B85 and 2B86 in the Cottrell Building. Timetable.
Facilities / Things to do
A range of facilities are on campus and available for us during the School. These include:
- Swimming pool (NB: the pool will be closed for maintenance when we arrive, reopening on 8th August)
- Arts Centre / Cinema
- Bike hire
- Laundry (wash £2.40 / dry £1.20: enquire at Willow Court reception regarding cards to operate the machines)
- Pharmacy / Health centre
- Convenience store
Information about other things to do is available. The Wallace Monument is right on the doorstep, and Stirling Castle is also worth a visit.
The School will end with lunch at 12.30pm on Friday 12th August.