MeCCSA 2019

Travel and accommodation

The conference venue is Stirling Court Hotel, Airthrey Road, Stirling FK9 4LA.

The University of Stirling's campus is located at the historic heart of Scotland, with convenient links to Edinburgh, Glasgow and the rest of the UK and beyond. Stirling boasts an excellent train service with fast and frequent trains from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness which connect with the national rail network across the UK.

Scotland’s two main international airports Edinburgh and Glasgow are less than an hour away by car and about 1 hour 30 min by public transport. A range of public transport options can link you from the airport to their respective city centres - including taxi, bus or tram - where you can access either train or coach services to Stirling.

The University campus is situated less than 3 miles from the Stirling city centre and can be accessed by foot, bike or regular bus service.

Getting here

Stirling campus

University of Stirling
Scotland UK

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Our official conference venue will be Stirling Court Hotel, offering high quality of accommodation at affordable prices.

We have also reserved a number of hotel rooms and B&Bs for the conference participants. Several hotels of various categories, prices and locations will be at your disposal.

Stirling Court Hotel

The conference venue, Stirling Court Hotel is located within the picturesque grounds of the University of Stirling and with stunning views of the iconic Wallace Monument, the hotel is a hidden gem. With comfortable bedrooms, excellent meeting facilities and an elegant restaurant and bar, we're perfect for a short break, conference, wedding or family celebration. Enjoy the first class sport and recreational facilities located within our grounds, including 50m pool, fitness centre, cinema and shops making Stirling Court Hotel the perfect choice.

The Stirling Court is available to book at the time of your registration via the online shop with a rate of £72 (for single occupancy) per room per night, including breakfast. For more info on the hotel visit:

Stirling Court Hotel at Sunset

Stirling Highland Hotel

Set within the beautiful, historic city of Stirling, The Stirling Highland Hotel is a handsome Victorian building boasting it’s very own fully working observatory. Originally built as a school in 1854, now a luxury four-star hotel, with 96 beautifully appointed bedrooms, an award winning Restaurant and an onsite leisure club, with gym, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel.

The Stirling Highland have offered a rate of £85 per room per night (double for single occupancy) fully inclusive overnight accommodation, full Scottish breakfast and complimentary use of our leisure facilities.

To book delegates must call the hotel on 01786 272725 and quote MeCCSA2019

Highland Hotel Double Room

The Golden Lion

For over two hundred years, guests have been welcomed in through the handsome stone entrance of the Golden Lion, with royalty and Scotland’s national bard, Rabbie Burns in 1786, among them. On This Day 10th to 11th September 1877, Ex-President Ulysses S Grant also stayed with his family. Nowadays a sought-after setting for leisure, business and special occasions, the family-owned, family-run Golden Lion provides traditional Scottish hotel hospitality in modern style. From the contemporary comforts of the 67 rooms to the timeless grace of the magnificent Regency Ballroom, this is a Stirlingshire hotel with personality as well as professionalism.

The Golden Lion have offered rates of £69 (single) and £79 (double for sole use) per room per night, including breakfast for the dates 8th – 11th January 2019. Delegates must quote MeSSCA at the time of booking. A deposit of £35.00 per room to secure the booking with balance of payment due on arrival.

To book or for more info visit: or call 07856 475351.

The Golden Lion

The Old Tram House B&B

The last relic of the Stirling Tram Company, The Old Tram House awaits your visit with a very warm Scottish welcome.   The four-star boutique style bed and breakfast is ideally located for all the sights and attractions of historic Stirling, Scotland’s original capital.  Guests visiting the Victorian stone house can expect a stay to remember, beautifully decorated rooms and exceptional hospitality.

A short walk to the university and on a main bus route,  The Old Tram-House is conveniently located close to local restaurants, bars and shops. Lounge, Dining Room, Entrance Hall, Bedrooms and Bathrooms all completely upgraded and redecorated in January 2018.

The Old Tram House have offered rates of £45 (per single occupancy) and £60 (double/ sharing)  per room per night, including breakfast. 

To book or for more info visit: or call 01786 449774.

Old Tram House photo

Castle Walk B&B

Castle Walk Bed & Breakfast is a distinctive historic building offering eight rooms of character in a brilliant location in the heart of Stirling’s Castle and Old Town precinct. Built into the protected ancient city walls, it is a short walk from the rail and bus stations and close to Stirling’s best restaurants and bars. The family-run B&B has recently been refreshed, with new high-quality mattresses and linen for a comfortable night. It receives excellent reviews for its hearty breakfasts, too. Free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities are available in all rooms.

Castle Walk B&B have offered special rates for MeCCSA delegates, with the room rate depending on size and facilities - from £45 to £80. Just quote MeCCSA for your 10% discount on advertised rates or find the MeCCSA promo tab on our website. We look forward to welcoming MeCCSA delegates to Stirling!

To book or for more info visit: or contact or 07598 029732

Castle Walk B and B

Robert The Bruce Apartment

Ideal for those travelling in a group, the Robert The Bruce Apartment is a three bedroom (sleeps five), self-catering apartment in the heart of Stirling.  The apartment has a modern décor with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge and complimentary Wi-Fi.  Boasting beautiful views of Stirling Castle and Wallace Monument, the apartment is only a short walk to the nearest train station and main bus routes.

To book or for more info visit: or call 01786 449774

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