Pan-Commonwealth Forum

9-12 September 2019

Edinburgh, Scotland

Accommodation and Travel Information


It is recommended you book your hotel as soon as possible, use the link below to find accommodation within a short distance of BT Murrayfield Stadium.



Travelling to Scotland

The Location: Edinburgh

Not only a capital city, Edinburgh is also the leading festival city in the world, home to the phenomenal summer festivals, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For more information on Edinburgh view the VisitScotland website:

The Venue: BT Murrayfield Stadium

The home of Scottish Rugby

Finding the BT Murrayfield Stadium

Edinburgh Rewards Passport

As a valued delegate of PCF9 you will receive at registration on Monday 9th September, the Edinburgh Reward Passport and City Map. Full of special offers for in and around Edinburgh you can redeem any of over 80+ offers during your visit as many times as you like.  Adding some additional time to your stay? Your delegate discounts are still available to you, just check your Rewards Passport for the valid to date. Take a look to see what is on offer:

Getting around

Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses

Edinburgh Trams runs a fast, frequent service to the entrance of BT Murrayfield Stadium and central Edinburgh from locations such as Edinburgh Airport.

Tickets must be purchased prior to boarding trams using the ticket vending machines at trams stops or on the Transport for Edinburgh App. Edinburgh Trams recommends purchasing return tickets to make your journey simpler.

Return tickets are available from tram stop ticket vending machines with options available for both the city fare zone and the airport fare zone. Customers are requested to have their tickets ready for inspection at the gateline, which will be in place at Murrayfield Stadium tram stop.

Full details on tram and bus services can be found at and


Official App for Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses:

City Day Ticket scratch cards for trams and buses, are available at a discount from

or at the Travelshop on Waverley Bridge


Taxi Hire

As proud partners of the Edinburgh Rewards programme Citycabs are delighted to offer all delegates a £1 Discount on all journeys while in Edinburgh. To claim, either quote ‘Edinburgh Rewards’ when calling them on 0131 228 1211or show your passport to your driver.

See website for more information:


Airport Transfers

Convention Edinburgh have negotiated a discount on airport bus transfers with Lothian Buses. In order to take advantage of this, please use this link to receive your 10% discount.


Travel Sponsorship

Travel subsidies will be made available to enable more delegates to attend who would not be able to participate in PCF9 otherwise. Approval for a subsidy will be dependent on a number of factors, including: availability of funds from sponsors; the submission and acceptance of a full paper based on the approved abstract submission; ability to obtain  a travel visa, if required; agreement to participate fully in the PCF9 programme; and the provision of a report to COL outlining the benefits of attendance following the event.  The Application form and submission information is available here.


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