Useful Information for international conference delegates.

Access to the city from Aberdeen Airport

Taxi - No need to book, always available at the Airport taxi rank, just outside the main terminal. A taxi to the AECC or City Centre costs approximately £20.

Bus - The Jet 727 service runs frequently throughout the day from just outside the main terminal. For more information, please click here.

Currency

Pound sterling. See www.xe.com for currency calculator.

Scottish banks issue their own bank notes but they have exactly the same value as those issued by the Bank of England and they are legal tender in all parts of mainland UK.

Electricity

British electrical standards are 50Hz 230 volts, so some North American and European electrical devices may require converters. All will require plug adapters.

Emergency Services

The telephone number for emergency services in the UK is 999.

Health

There are no vaccinations required or recommended for entry into the UK.

Population

Aberdeen: 220,420 (2011, Population Statistics Branch, National Records of Scotland)

Smoking

Since April 2006, there has been a ban on smoking in all enclosed public places throughout Scotland.

Tax

There is no bed tax. Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged on all purchases in shops, hotels, and restaurants at a rate of 20%. There are no other taxes on purchases.

Save Money On Your Event Expenses. Reclaim your Tax.

People travelling to Scotland on business may be entitled to reclaim tax charged on event expenses as well as accommodation, business entertaining, meals, transport and much more. A company called Tax Back International can assist you. See Tax Back International website (opens in new window) or call +353 1 878 3361. Just send your original invoices and Tax Back International will process your claim. Terms & Conditions Apply.

Visas

For information on visa entry requirements to the UK please visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.