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Geoscience Building at the 4th Annual IIES Science and Policy Workshop | Edinburgh, Scotland


Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation High School Yards


Jul 01 - 03 2018
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

4th Annual IIES Science & Policy Workshop | Edinburgh

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We are pleased to announce the 4th Annual IIES Science and Policy Workshop hosted this year by the University of Edinburgh and held at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI). Participants will gain insight into the current research in the many fields of environmental science, policy and planning. And will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from our partner institutions and from external universities and agencies as well. For students, this is a chance to share their research and build potential collaborative relationships at an international level.

DOWNLOAD WORKSHOP PROGRAMME (Includes venue locations and maps)

If you have any questions or require any further information please contact:

Dr Margaret Graham, Reader at University of Edinburgh, Workshop Coordinator

What to see and do in Edinburgh?

The capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh comprises two architecturally distinct areas: The Old Town dating from medieval times and The New Town with its renowned Georgian splendour. Both were granted UNESCO Wold Heritage Status in 1995 and attract millions of visitors all year round.

Edinburgh Castle (stands at the head of the Old Town; the Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny, Mons Meg, the One-o-clock Gun and the Prisons of War are among the highlights that can be viewed here)

The Royal Mile (a succession of streets forming the main route through the Old Town

St. Gile’s Cathedral (also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle, a statue of John Knox, medieval stonework and many stained glass windows)

The Palace of Holyroodhouse (the Queen’s official Edinburgh residence and the home of Scottish royal history; Mary Queen of Scots lived here for about 6 years from 1651 while Prince Charles Edward Stuart stayed here for 6 weeks in 1745)

Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat (the park is adjacent to the Holyrood Palace and is a short walk from the Royal Mile; Arthur’s Seat is the highest peak of the hills within the park; a series of cliffs known as the Salisbury Crags are also a major feature of the Edinburgh skyline; St. Anthony’s Chapel, dating from the 15th century, and Duddingston Loch are also found within the park)

Note: robust walking boots are required for the ascent to Arthur’s Seat and the walking paths should be followed, although these can be indistinct in places

Princes Street Gardens (in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, these gardens date back to the 1760s following the draining of the Nor Loch and the building of the New Town)

Scottish National Portrait Gallery (the world’s first purpose-built portrait gallery, opening in 1889; it hosts many famous portraits including those of Mary Queen of Scots, Prince Charles Edward Stuart and Robert Burns)

Tours in Edinburgh

All of these sights can be reached on foot but there is a hop-on-hop-off bus and there are also guided tours.

We look forward to seeing you in July!

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