7-9 March 2018

John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh


In 2018 Service Design in Government was held at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh.

Service Design in Government is on the move!

John McIntyre Conference Centre

After outgrowing our London venue and in search of an exciting city that will help us preserve the value of the event, we relocated to the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city.

Conveniently located for all major transport links, the Centre also offered state-of-the-art technical capabilities for our participants, who could take five on the open-air terrace overlooking Arthur's Seat.

Participants enjoyed excellent catering thanks to the centre’s Good Food For All local supply policy, promoting the finest in Scottish food and drink. Accommodation was available on site making any visit to the event and the city easy, convenient and enjoyable. It also meant we could provide more social activities to entertain participants in the evening.

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Find out more about our move to Edinburgh.



 By Air

John McIntyre Conference Centre is about 8 miles from Edinburgh International Airport. A taxi will cost around £25, or take an airlink bus service to Waverley Bridge, an adult open return is £9 and a single £4.50.

 By Rail

John McIntyre Conference Centre is 2 miles from Edinburgh Waverley, our main station. A taxi or bus will take around 10 minutes.

 By Bus

From the shop side of Princes Street; take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Dalkeith Road, John McIntyre Conference Centre is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road from the stop.

Lothian Buses: Nos 2, 14, 30, 33. Munro: 51/52 from North Bridge.

 By Tram

John McIntyre Conference Centre is about 2 miles from St Andrew's Square, the main Tram terminus. There are regular tram services to and from Edinburgh International Airport. Once you arrive in the city, please follow the bus or taxi instructions above to get to John McIntyre Conference Centre.

 By Taxi

A taxi from St. Andrew Square Bus Station or Princess Street to John McIntyre Conference Centre will cost approximately £7 and take 5-10 minutes.

 By Road

If you're coming to Edinburgh from the South, take the A720; City of Edinburgh Bypass, then take the A7 Old Dalkeith Road exit at the Sheriffhall Roundabout going towards the City Centre. Continue straight for approximately 3 miles. Just past the Royal Commonwealth Pool at the lights, turn right onto Holyrood Park Road. John McIntyre Conference Centre is the second turning on the right.

There is limited on-site parking on a first-come first-served basis.


Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, boasts a rich and intriguing history that effortlessly combines with the more modern aspects of the city to create an atmosphere that welcomes and invites visitors.

With a wonderful mix of historic and modern architecture, cobbled streets, old closes and wide avenues you can experience the depth of history simply walking through the city.

Find out more at Visit Scotland.

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