Travel and accommodation
Visit our travel page for details of how to travel to Edinburgh.
Visit our accomodation page for information on accomodation.
When you’re not at the RAI Film Festival, there are plenty of other great places to visit in the city:
National Museum of Scotland
National War Museum at Edinburgh Castle
Surgeon’s Hall Museum
Edinburgh City Museums
National Galleries of Scotland
Reid Concert Hall Museum of Instruments
Cockburn Geological Museum (entry by prior arrangement only)
Discover Edinburgh City of Literature through guided walks, trials and events.
Nightlife: check out The List website for information about what’s on and where
Eating In or Eating Out:
If you’re looking for take away sandwiches or soup here are some nearby places between the University and the NMS:
Union of Genius, Forest Road | Sainsbury’s, 29-30 Simpson Loan | Rudi’s Deli, Forest Road | Tesco Metro, South Bridge
There are also various other cafes and bars nearby:
Nile Valley Café, 8 Chapel Street | Peter’s Yard, 27 Simpson Loan | Elephant House, George IV Bridge | Mum’s, Forest Road | Doctor’s, Forest Road |The Bow Bar, Victoria Street | Brew Lab, Artisan Coffee Bar, South College Street | Brew Dog, artisanal beer, Cowgate | Biblos, Chambers Street | Dovecot, Infirmary Street | Dagda, Buccleuch Street | Spoon, Nicolson Street | Mosque Kitchen, 50 Potterrow
Organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland (RAI) since 1985, it is an itinerant festival that moves biennially from one university host to another, in association with local community and cultural organisations.
The festival will be held from Thursday 13 June to Sunday 16 June 2013 in Edinburgh, hosted by National Museums Scotland and the STAR consortium. Scottish Training in Anthropological Research (STAR) is a collaboration between the Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and St. Andrews. Over 60 new films will be screened alongside a conference 'New Observations' and a selection of special events and workshop about art & anthropology and the use of archival film.
The Festival gratefully acknowledges sponsorship from: