Our venue

For 2018 our venue will once again be the Mercure Hotel in Livingston. Please note that the main hotel has sold out on core nights. It is still possible to extend stays on Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights.  Remember if you are staying at the convention hotel and book with our code breakfast will be included. Below is some useful information on the venue itself.

The Mercure Livingston is equipped with a pool and gym at the Feel Good Health Club. There is a well stocked bar and restaurant on site and twenty four hour room service available.

Hotel check in times for the Mercure are from 14:00 (2PM) on the day of arrival and check out is by 12:00 (Midday) on the day of departure. If you wish to book a late check out you can do so for an additional fee of £10 which allows a check out of 14:00 (2PM). This is reduced from the hotel’s standard rate, limited availability applies.

Please note that the main hotel has sold out on core nights. It is still possible to extend stays on Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights.

Alternative hotels:

Livingston Travelodge, EH54 7EY Hotel website link

Chain Runner by Marstons, EH54 6GA. Hotel website link

Both of these hotels are about a fifteen minute walk from the main venue. If you prefer not to walk and would rather take a taxi we have arranged a rate with local company Allthefours (Telephone: 01506 444 444). Who will make the following runs:

Travel Lodge to the Mercure £5-00
Mercure to the Travel Lodge £5-00

Mercure to Livingston North Station £6-00

Mercure to Livingston South Station £6-00

This is on the arrangement of one pick up to one drop off (so no multiple stops), waiting time isn’t included so best call when ready with a maximum of four passengers. We would recommend paying cash as it’s often easier to sort out. They do have an app which is downloadable from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Their website is located at Allthefours website

Remember to mention Scotiacon when you are booking!

Room rates

Several room types are available from the hotel. Single, double / twin, triples and quads. A limited number of triples and quads are maintained by the hotel and tend to sell out very quickly.

To make bedroom reservations guests must call 0844 8159 102 option 1 Monday-Friday between 8am-6pm and quote the reference number provided when you register with the convention. All rooms must be confirmed with a credit/debit card. If you choose a credit card the room will be secured, but you do not need to pay until at the hotel. Prices are per ROOM and not per person each night.
Bedroom Prices:
Single Room: £75 bed and breakfast per room
Double/Twin:£85 bed and breakfast per room
Triple:£95 bed and breakfast per room
Quad: £105 bed and breakfast per room

Travel arrival & access

Mercure Livingston Hotel is set within tree-lined grounds in Scotland’s West Lothian region. Two miles from the M8, it has easy links to the central and northern Scotland’s road network. Direct rail services to Edinburgh and Glasgow run from Livingston’s three stations, with taxis available at all stations.

Mercure Livingston
Almondview
Livingston
EH54 6QB

Directions

Getting to Mercure Livingston Hotel from:

Livingston bus station – 0.5 miles (1 km)
Walk to the hotel through Almondvale Shopping Centre or take a taxi from the taxi rank outside the bus station.
Taxi Aproximately £3

Livingston South railway station – 2 miles (3km)
Take a taxi from the rank outside the station.
Approximately £5

Livingston North railway station – 3 miles (4.5 km)
Take a taxi from the rank outside the station.
Approximately £7

Edinburgh Waverley railway station – 15.5 miles (25 km)
Direct trains take 30-40 minutes to Livingston North and South railway stations.  Otherwise take a taxi from the rank outside the station.
Taxi approximately £25

The M8 westbound
Leave the M8 at junction 3.  Stay in the left-hand exit lane and take the left filter road to join the A899.
Leave the A899 at Centre Interchange.  Continue around a sharp left-hand bend and move into the left-hand lane.
Turn left at the roundabout.  Continue in the left-hand lane for 50 m.
Turn left into the entrance of the hotel.

The M8 Eastbound
Leave the M8 at junction 3 and follow the long exit lane until you come to a roundabout.
Take the first exit at the roundabout, driving straight ahead to join the A899.
Leave the A899 at Centre Interchange.  Continue around a sharp left-hand bend and move into the left-hand lane.
Turn left at the roundabout.  Continue in the left-hand lane for 50 m.
Turn left into the entrance of the hotel.