Welcome to December’s edition of our Association venue of the month. This time we are showcasing the EICC in Edinburgh, and what better city to talk about in December. With its gorgeous Christmas markets, magical charm, and easy access, it’s easy to see why people fall in love with this city.

We caught up with Gayle McGuinn, from EICC about their spaces and why they think it works for associations.


With excellent air links and rail and road network, getting to Edinburgh and the EICC from overseas or within the UK has never been easier.

With an international airport, bus, rail, and tram getting around Edinburgh city centre is easy.

Take a stroll down the Royal Mile and take in the wonder of the UNESCO World Heritage architecture. Make a weekend of it and sample some fine Scottish Whisky at the Whisky experience, dine at the Witchery by the castle, or even take part in one of Edinburgh’s famous ghost walks!

There are a number of hotels within a short walking distance of the EICC, such as the Point A Hotel Edinburgh and the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa. Offering a great selection of accommodation options for all attendees.



We caught up with Gayle McGuinn and the team from EICC on why they feel their space works for associations.

“The EICC’s spacious and flexible facilities, together with its central location in Edinburgh, make it a brilliant choice for associations. Edinburgh is a beautiful and bijou city with fascinating historical and cultural roots – it’s the home of the Scottish enlightenment and a world-influencer in science, business, education, medicine, finance, and the arts.

Inside our venue, the facilities include a fantastic range of adaptable auditoria, spacious reception areas, and suites – all of which are brought to life with impressive technology.

As an international venue, Edinburgh is our inspiration. Our team is passionate about creating events which nurture ideas and creativity – and which make a positive difference to our clients’ fields of expertise.”

We were most impressed by The Lennox Suite which offers incredible flexibility. Boasting an innovative moving floor system that quickly transforms the space from a 1,600m2 flat-floored hall into a spectacular raked auditorium, an arena, or into tiered cabaret mode.


We loved our visit to glorious Edinburgh and the EICC. If you would like to find out more about using the EICC for your next event please contact:

T: +44 (0) 131 300 3000

E: [email protected]

As always if you need any help in planning your event at this prestigious venue you can contact the team at Brightelm who would be happy to help!