About Edinburgh

IconEdinburgh is one of the biggest cities in the United Kingdom and the capital of Scotland, located on the east coast of the country. Its cultural and architectural heritage dates to the 12th century, which turns a walk around the narrow cobbled streets of the Royal Mile into an enchanting stroll through the past.

Famous for being the center of Scottish Enlightenment, Edinburgh has been the home of thinkers such as David Hume an Adam Smith, earning it the nickname “Athens of the North. During the past two decades, it has become the symbol of Scottish devolution with the Scottish Government located between the Old and the New City. Nowadays, Edinburgh is a mixture between contemporary culture– full of galleries, pubs and clubs, and the old spirit and heritage of Enlightenment and architectural neoclassicism.

About the Corn Exchange

IconThe Edinburgh Corn Exchange is a large-scale event-space that has hosted some of the biggest concerts in the UK, yielding the stage to Prodigy, Justin Timberlake, and Florence & the Machine. Dating from 1909, its structure has an atmospheric look and feel. Filled equipped with stages, meeting rooms, a cinema, bars, coffee, and more, it serves as the perfect venue for the first ever Festival for New Economic Thinking.

How to get there

By road: The Edinburgh Corn Exchange offers 400 complimentary on-site car parking spaces, and is situated approximately 3.6 kilometres (2 miles) to the south west of Edinburgh city centre. It sits to the south of Gorgie Road (A71) and north of Slateford Road (A70) two of the main arterial routes into the city. More precisely the site is situated to the west of Chesser Avenue benefiting from roadside frontage on three sides: New Mart Road (north), New Market Road (east) and Cattle Road (west). Access to the site may be taken from either New Mart or New Market Road.

By rail: We are directly adjacent to Slateford train station, 4 minute walk. Nearest mainline station is Haymarket which is a five minute drive away.

By air: The venue is within a 15 minute drive from Edinburgh Airport.