AURIL2016 Information


6th and 7th October 2016

Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh,
80 High Street, The Royal Mile, 
Edinburgh, EH1 1TH

Contact: Fiona Lees
  0141 548 4754

AURIL2017 Annual Conference
5th and 6th October 2017


Bristol Marriott Royal
College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TA 

  01223 659950


Please remember to book your overnight accommodation.  

*Please note that rooms at the Radisson Blu (delegate rate) are now fully booked. Rooms will be offered at the Best Available Rate.  Please contact hotel reservations on 0131 473 6590 or Please do not contact the AURIL office to make hotel reservations.

Should you wish to stay in a different hotel, there are a range of budget to luxury options on the Royal Mile and within close proximity to the Radisson Blu.  Please view Google maps for further information. *Please note that we have not negotiated special rates with other hotels and this is for information only.

Drinks Reception & Conference Dinner

We are very pleased to announce that this year's Drinks Reception & Conference Dinner will be held at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

The Radisson Blu Edinburgh

2016's AURIL Annual Conference will take place at the Radisson Blu Edinburgh on the 6-7th of October.  To register your attendance at the conference, please visit our registration page.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh is located on the historic Royal Mile and is designed to blend into the surrounding medieval architectural with its own 16th-century style façade. The hotel is less than a kilometre from the beautiful Holyrood Palace and Abbey and the iconic Edinburgh Castle. The hotel’s location in the middle of Edinburgh lets you see Scotland’s capital city from a convenient vantage point. Nearby public transportation is readily available, and many city attractions are within walking distance of the hotel.

To view more details about the hotel and its services please visit the hotel website.

Travelling to and from Edinburgh

By road: Edinburgh is linked to Glasgow by the M8 Motorway and from there to England and Wales by the M74 and to the A74 and M6 further to the south (towards Manchester).  The A1 east out of Edinburgh leads into the A1(M) and M1 to London.

By air: Edinburgh Airport is located 11.5 kilometres to the west of the City and is a 30 minute drive from the hotel.  The airport is seviced by a wide variety of airlines including Flybe, British Airways, EasyJet and Ryanair, linking you to a number of UK locations. Onward transport options inlcude bus and taxi services and a car hire centre, to get you to the hotel quickly and easily. For more information visit the Edinburgh Airport website.  'Convention Edinburgh' have negotiated a special discount for bus travel with Edinburgh & Lothian buses. Delegates are entitled to reduced fares on the Airlink bus ticket. To make use of this discount, please go to the Convention Edinburgh website. (Conference delegates receive 10% off the listed price for a return airport ticket and for the Edinburgh Bus Tours).

By train: Waverley Railway Station is located 0.5 km from the hotel and is well connected to major cities throughout the UK.  Please visit National Rail for more information.

Travelling to and from the Radisson Blu Hotel

By car: Main roads into the city centre lead towards Princes Street and from there the Royal Mile and The Radisson Blu Hotel are a mere two minutes away. Please follow this link for directions to the hotel by car and to view a map of the hotel's location.  The hotel offers on-site parking (GBP 12.50 per night).

By public transport:  There are bus and tram stops within walking distance of the hotel. For further information on public transport, click on the headings below:

During your stay

So that you can get the most our of your stay in Edinburgh, delegates will receive complimentary copies of the Edinburgh Rewards Passport, courtesy of Convention Edinburgh. The passport provides conference delegates with special offers and discounts at a variety of bars, restaurants, retail outlets and tour operators around the city.  By clicking on the button above you can take a look at all the discounts available and plan some of your free time in advance. All the businesses offering you exclusive discounts are ready for you to view on the Conference Edinburgh Website.  

Your Passport access to discounts starts immediately on your arrival in Edinburgh with a discount from City Cabs.  Just call them and quote ‘Edinburgh Rewards’ and they will send a cab to collect you immediately from your entry point. Telephone +44 (0)131 228 1211.