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Registration is now open, please click this link to sign up.

Registration will close at 11am on Monday 3rd September 

The conference fee is £60, which includes all conference events and fieldtrips, as well as lunches and refreshments. Delegates will also be eligible for a 50% discount on all Orkney International Science Festival event tickets; you will be sent a discount code with your registration email.

The conference will begin at 09:00 on Wednesday 5th September and the final official conference event will finish at 16:30 on Friday 7th September.The conference venue is Kirkwall Town Hall, Broad Street, Kirkwall, KW15  1DH.

The Orkney International Science Festival events continue until Wednesday 12th September and the festival programme will be online from mid-June at http://oisf.org/ tickets can be purchased online at a 50% discount, using the code that will be sent to you when you register for the conference.

Details of the conference fieldtrips are still being finalised and will be added to the website at a later date. 


Conference Dinner 

The conference dinner, will take place on the evening of Wednesday 5th September at The Old Library, 8 Laing Street,  Kirkwall,  KW15  1NW. Tickets for the conference dinner cost £25.00 per person, which includes a drink upon arrival and the following vegan three-course meal –

Starter: Moroccan Chickpea Soup with fresh Westray Loaf

Main Course: Sweet Potato and Spinach Curry served with Coconut Rice

Dessert: Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut Brownie with Warm Chocolate Sauce

Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies.  

Places at the conference dinner are limited and we advise you book a place early.  This can be done when registering for the conference.


Important information for Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) Students 

We are delighted and extremely grateful that the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities are supporting the conference, which means that Arts and Humanities Doctoral Researchers registered at SGSAH member institutions may claim expenses for travel and accommodation for attendance. Please contact SGSAH directly by emailing admin@sgsah.ac.uk


Travel and Accomodation 

For general information on travel please visit our Orkney page on this website. 

Pentland Ferries have very kindly offered a 10% discount on fares for conference delegates. Please visit http://www.pentlandferries.co.uk/ for timetables and information. To make a booking and obtain the discount please contact admin@pentlandferries and let them know you will be attending the ASLE-UKI Postgraduate Conference. 

For information on accommodation please visit https://www.visitorkney.com.

If you are having difficulties securing accommodation then please get in contact with Visit Orkney via email admin@visitorkney.com or by telephone on +44 (0) 1856 230300  - they will be able to contact their membership directly to locate available beds.

Getting about in Orkney 

It is worth noting that although public transport on the island is rather limited the X1 service, which runs between Stromness and Kirkwall and on to St Margaret’s Hope, does operate regularly throughout the day and would allow travel to the conference venue, opening up the scope for accommodation beyond the confines of Kirkwall.  Here are links to the timetable from Stromness – Kirkwall – St Margaret’s Hope, and St Margaret’s Hope – Kirkwall – Stromness

For those considering this option but wishing to attend the conference dinner, it is worth noting that there is a late night bus service to Stromness from Kirkwall, which connects with the Northlink Ferry service - this is the X10 Hatson Ferry Service timetable.

There are a number of car hire firms in Orkney including driveorkney.com ; orkneycarrental.co.uk  and www.orkneycarhire.co.uk.

Cycle hire, including electric bikes, is available from www.cycleorkney.com


Further Information  

If you have any questions do please get in touch via email aplaceontheedge@gmail.com 

Follow us on Twitter @ASLEconference for more information and updates as these become available.






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