Entrance hall of the ICMSFinding ICMS & Local Travel

The link below shows a map marking the location of the ICMS headquarters at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh in relation to city centre landmarks. Edinburgh has a compact city centre and ICMS is within reasonable walking distance of the main rail and bus stations.

Location map from GoogleMaps.

N.B.We regularly hold events at other venues in the city. If you are attending an ICMS workshop or other event, please check the location on the web page for the event. Each event's page should give directions specific to its venue.

Arriving by Car and Parking

15 South College Street does not have its own car park. There is limited on-street parking in the area. It is expensive and designed for short stays. If, however, you have a Blue Badge for disabled parking the charges are waived.

There are two car parks within walking distance of ICMS. One is in Blackfriars Street, just off the Royal Mile and the other is in the at St John's Hill, on the Pleasance. This list shows all city centre car parks, has links to maps for each one and realtime information about the spaces available.

For more information on parking see the City of Edinburgh Council parking web page.

Bus Travel in Edinburgh

There are two bus companies in Edinburgh. Links to their sites are given below. Both sites carry timetables.

The buses in Edinburgh are not equipped to give change. You should carry selection of coins in order to have the exact fare.

  • Lothian Buses
    The largest bus company in Edinburgh. Routes 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 23, 27, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, 41, 42, 45, 47, 67 and Skylink 300 all pass close to South College Street. The fare for any single journey with in the city is a £1.60 and an all-day city pass costs £4.00. Journeys all the way to the airport on Skylink 300 are more expensive.
  • First Edinburgh
    First Edinburgh also provide some local bus services in the city and the surrounding towns.  Many of their routes will take you to South Bridge and Nicolson Street, which are not far from South College Street. Fares on these buses vary according to distance and are around £1.50.