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Edinburgh First

Conference CentreAcademicTraining Centre
1000 capacity
40 meeting rooms

About the venue

Edinburgh First offers a range of magnificent venues across Edinburgh, perfect for all types of conference and events.

The redeveloped John McIntyre Conference Centre boasts a plenary room for 350 delegates and up to six additional breakout rooms all with high-specification conference facilities. Our spacious conference rooms are ideal for all-day seminars, small business breakfasts or large presentations. During spring and summer vacations, the University of Edinburgh’s teaching facilities become available providing 10 lecture theatres and numerous classrooms. This includes our George Square Lecture Theatre and the impressive Appleton Tower which has five state-of-the-art lecture theatres together with a 560 sqm concourse, ideal for exhibitions. With our delegate management service, we can meet your event needs by offering a seamless, cost-effective package, which will save you time and simplify your delegates registration. Services such as a bespoke website, pre-event registrations, on-site delegate management and post-event reporting are organised by our team of experts while you concentrate on the key elements of your event. Close to the heart of Edinburgh, our venues are conveniently located for easy access to the city centre. Our great value year-round accommodation includes the 3-star Salisbury Green Hotel and Masson House or Kenneth Mackenzie for budget bed and breakfast options. Additionally, during the summer, 2,000 campus bedrooms become hotel rooms, which enhances Edinburgh First’s already impressive portfolio. With a choice of historic mansion houses and modern conference facilities, we can offer a blend of professionalism and flexibility that makes us equally suited for events of all sizes.

Location

Nearest motorwayA720
Nearest junction-
Nearest stationEdinburgh Waverley
Nearest airportEdinburgh International Airport

Parking

On-site parking-
Parking nearbyNo

Meeting rooms

In the table below, you can hover over the underlined room names to see a photo of that room.

Room name
Capacity (people)
Theatre
Classroom
Boardroom
Cabaret
Banquet
Ushape
Rec.
Dimensions(H/L/W/A)
South Hall Complex
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-/-/-/-
Kirkland
100
40
40
-
-
40
150
-/-/-/-
VIP
15
-
8
-
-
10
10
-/-/-/-
Foyer
-
-
-
-
-
-
150
-/-/-/-
St Leonards Hall
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-/-/-/-
John McIntyre Conference Centre
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-/-/-/-
Boardroom
-
-
12
-
-
-
-
-/-/-/-
Boardroom 1 & 2
-
-
8
6
-
-
-
-/-/-/-
Abden House
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-/-/-/-
Salisbury Green
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-/-/-/-
Assembly Hall
1250
-
-
-
-
-
-
-/-/-/-
Old College
250
-
-
-
-
-
-
-/-/-/-
George Square Complex
1100
210
-
-
-
-
1000
-/-/-/-
Appleton Tower
300
-
-
-
-
-
-
-/-/-/-
William Robertson
270
-
-
-
-
-
-
-/-/-/-
David Hume Tower
350
-
-
-
-
-
-
-/-/-/-
Kings Buiding
373
-
-
-
-
-
-
-/-/-/-
Lessel
-
-
8
6
8
-
10
-/-/-/-
Arthursley
20
10
10
8
10
-
12
-/-/-/-
Brewster
-
-
8
6
10
10
10
-/-/-/-
Bonnar
20
16
16
12
16
16
20
-/-/-/-
Cowan
20
16
16
12
16
16
20
-/-/-/-
Large Dining Room
20
-
16
12
16
-
20
-/-/-/-
Red Room
24
10
16
12
16
12
20
-/-/-/-
Scott Room
24
16
16
12
16
12
25
-/-/-/-
Meeting Rooms 1,2&3
30
16
15
16
20
15
40
-/-/-/-
Duddingston
30
16
16
16
20
16
35
-/-/-/-
David Bryce Room
30
16
16
16
20
16
25
-/-/-/-
Salisbury
36
20
20
24
30
20
35
-/-/-/-
Holyrood
36
20
20
24
30
20
35
-/-/-/-
Drawing Room
50
16
20
24
30
20
50
-/-/-/-
Drawing room
36
20
20
24
30
20
40
-/-/-/-
Nelson
40
20
20
32
40
20
40
-/-/-/-
Pollock
50
20
20
32
40
20
40
-/-/-/-
St Trinneans
60
30
30
48
60
30
60
-/-/-/-
Pentland East
120
30
30
64
80
30
170
-/-/-/-
Prestonfield
137
50
40
70
100
40
150
-/-/-/-
Pentland West
200
40
40
96
120
40
250
-/-/-/-
Pentland
350
80
80
160
200
80
420
-/-/-/-
South Hall
350
100
-
200
250
-
500
-/-/-/-

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