Travelling to Edinburgh 

By rail: For visitors from abroad, it is useful to know that you can usually get much cheaper rail tickets if you book in advance - check the National Rail website for information and booking links, or use 'the trainline' booking website.There are regular services from London,  and most major UK cities. You can also connect to some direct trains to Edinburgh from arriving with Eurostar at St. Pancras station in London, and just cross over to Kings Cross station for fast services to Edinburgh.

From the Edinburgh Waverly railway station it is about an 8 minute walk to the National Museum of Scotland and the Chrystal Macmillian Building:


By air: Edinburgh has its own airport, Edinburgh Airport with flights to/from around 60 destinations. Edinburgh is also easily accessible by rail from Glasgow International Airport.

By bus: Information on national express coaches is on the National Express website. The MegaBus website also offers relatively cheap travel from a number of main cities.

If you are driving to Edinburgh, the motorway brings you right into the centre. 

A full set of maps for Edinburgh University is available on this downloadable pdf.

UK door to door instructions are available from the transport direct website.

You can find further travel details on Edinburgh's tourist information website.

If you have any other questions or need special information, please contact us.


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 RAI Film Festival is held in collaboration with the Center for Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California.

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