SPF Conference

Every year, we organise a very popular national conference that brings Pagans of all paths together to celebrate the diversity and vitality of our community.

The 2019 conference promises to be another amazing line-up of speakers, workshops, entertainment and retail therapy. This year it is themed around Magick in Theory and Practice.

  • Date: Saturday 27 April 2019
  • Time: 10:00am to 10:30pm
  • Venue: The Pleasance, Edinburgh University, EH8 9TJ

Advanced tickets No longer available. Tickets can be purchased on the door at full price.
Adults £25 - Youth £10 - Evening Only £10.


Floorplan and event schedule can be found - Here.

We have a special double-bill of entertainment for this year.

The Witches of Pollok

Be prepared for a dramatic retelling filled with illusion, mischief, magic, divination and audience participation as you’re brought back to the 17th century Pollock when witches were burned at stake. Packed with enthralling performances and practical demonstrations, The Witches of Pollok is a stage show from the mind of professional mind reader and Victorian séance presenter, Cara Hamilton. Cara has performed at Pagan events across the UK, Europe, Canada and North America and has more than 20 years’ experience as a psychic and slideshow artist.

This show normally sells out within hours of tickets going on sale, so we excited to bring the show to the conference for a special one-off performance in the Scottish capital.

Taibhsear Collective – Tales from the Taibhsear

Experience Scottish folk magic traditions through live music, song and spoken word as The Taibhsear Collective perform work from their album ‘Tales of the Taibhsear’. Based on traditional Gaelic charms and Ranns, plus information from 17th century witch trials and old manuscripts, their album is artfully woven together to create a unique experience for the listener.

The project itself is a collaboration between Amanda Edmiston of Botanica Fabula, Debbie Armour of Burd Ellen and Scott Richardson-Read of Cailleach’s Herbarium.

Kathy Jones

Kathy is a priestess of Avalon and priestess of the Goddess. She is founder, creative director & temple weaver of Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Goddess Hall and Goddess House. She is also founder of Glastonbury Goddess Conference and Motherworld Initiator. Kathy has lived on the Isle of Avalon in Glastonbury for around forty years and loves this sacred land of Goddess.

Kathy is also a ceremonialist, teacher, writer, wounded healer, initiator, temple melissa and sacred dramatist. She is the author of many acclaimed Goddess books and helps to teach a three spiral training to become a priestess or priest of Avalon, Goddess and soul healing training along with other dedicated priestesses.

Earlier this year Kathy was given the 2018 Demeter Award for Leadership in Women’s Spirituality, a prestigious award previously given to Margot Adler, Jean Shinoda Bolen, and Dr Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum. We are incredibly privileged to have her.

Josephine Mccarthy

Josephine is an occultist and author of twenty-eight books on western magic, including the ‘Magical Knowledge’ series, ‘Magical Healing’, ‘Magic of the North Gate’, and the ‘Quareia Magical Course’. She has been teaching magic and working with various magical groups for around twenty-five years in both the USA and UK.

These days, Josephine works as the school director with the Quareia Foundation, a free comprehensive magical school teaching both initiates and adepts as well as advising various magical organisations and academics in the field of western occultism.

Nimue Brown

Nimue is the author of assorted Pagan and Druid titles published by Moon Books. She trained with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD) and has sauntered in and out of The Druid Network and The Pagan Federation. Her ‘Quiet Revolution’ column is a regular feature in Pagan Dawn and she posts most days on her DruidLife blog on WordPress. She was recently named in the top 20 most influential Pagan bloggers worldwide.

Nimue is very much a creature of her Cotswold landscape - a wanderer and daydreamer who is fond of contemplation and willing to talk to just about anything.

Dr Robert Anderson Plimer

Robert was born and attended school in Edinburgh before moving to the Scottish Borders. He studied the classics at Newcastle and Surrey universities and Philosophy at Oxford. He has taught and lectured in religious studies, philosophy, archaeology, ancient history, Greek and Latin.

Robert has a thorough knowledge of ancient and modern symbolism, which he is consulted on ancient texts and manuscripts by various organisations. He is a lifetime member of the International Alchemy Guild, and member of the Typhonian Order. He also runs monthly seminars and lectures for societies and individual groups on a variety of occult subjects, including hermeticism, alchemy and Greco-Egyptian magick.

Literary works include a four-volume series on hermetic philosophy, his now sought-after ‘Decoding Alchemy’, ‘The Alchemical World of Edward Kelley’, and ‘The Philosopher’s Net’. Robert is at present working on a new magical interpretation of the Egyptian Duat.

Dr Jenny Blain

Jenny is originally from Scotland, but has lived and worked as a lecturer in Canada and the UK for most of her life. Her books include the ‘Nine Worlds of Seid-Magic’ and ‘Sacred Sites, Contested Rites/Rights’ with RJ Wallis. She has also edited the book ‘Researching Paganisms’ and has written numerous academic articles on topics about Paganism, Seidr, Heathenry, landscapes, ancestors, wights and Scottish identities.

Since Jenny retired and returned to Scotland, she has revised her earlier book ‘Wights and Ancestors’ and is now planning a larger volume for Heathen practitioners. She has identified as Heathen for several decades and has been involved with the development and practice of Seidr since the 1990s.

Dr Lizanne Henderson

Lizanne is a senior lecturer in history at the University of Glasgow and is the foremost expert in Scottish fairy beliefs, witchcraft beliefs and folklore. Her book ‘Scottish Fairy Belief: A History’ won the prestigious Michaelis-Jena Ratcliffe Folklore Prize. Her follow up book ‘Witchcraft and Folk Belief in the Age of Enlightenment’ was critically acclaimed and went on to win the Katharine Briggs Book Award.

Lizanne lectures extensively on cultural history, folklore and critical animal studies across Europe, North America, the Arctic, and Australia. She has appeared on TV and radio discussing Scottish witch-hunts and other topics. She is the current editor of the ‘Review of Scottish Culture’ journal and also previously helped edited international journal ‘Folklore’.

She is currently researching supernatural animals in the age of the Stewarts, early modern attitudes towards animals and the role of animals in the Scottish witch trials and folk belief.

Scott Richardson-Read

Scott Richardson-Read lives in the Scottish Borders, deep inside Reiver territory under the shadow of an ancient forest overlooked by the sacred Eildon Hills. He is an academic and folk practitioner who writes primarily for Cailleachs Herbarium. He’s upcoming book will look at traditional Scottish folk magic practices.

Scott is part of the Taibhsear Collective who launched their album Tales of the Taibhsear and brought the sold-out event ‘Dreaming Bread and Skyrie Stanes: exploring traditional stories, customs and folk magic’ to Scotland last year. This also led to the creation of the Society for the Protection of Scottish Sacred Sites and Wells.

Avi Lago

Avi is well known for practising and delving into the mysteries of magick, having been brought up in a multi-spiritual household. He has gypsy ancestry and family herbalists which prompted him to explore this spiritual path. He began his journey in Theravada Buddhism, and then ventured into western and Scottish mysticism.

He practices a wide range of divination, including tarot and mediumship. Avi loves to explore shamanism in its many aspects, from bon Tibetan shamanism to vodou. He also studies the western school of occultism and traditional witchcraft, looking specifically at high magick and grimoire traditions. He is a member of the Theosophical Society.

Avi was born in Scotland, where he still lives, but has roots in India which keeps him in touch with ancestral traditions and exploring various far-east tradition. He has an affinity with Hoodoo. He is happy writing articles and hosting workshops in Glasgow.

Geo Cameron

Geo Cameron has been teaching a wide variety of Pagan, spiritual and new-age workshops for more than 25 years. Her work on Celtic Shamanism is her primary subject.

She studied the Celtic Shamanic tradition under the renowned anthropologist, educator and author Michael James Harner, who first established the ‘Foundation for Shamanic Studies’ in 1979. It was through Harner that Geo completed her Master’s Degree in Shamanism, before continuing her studies at the University of Edinburgh, where she finished her PhD on the existence of Shamanic practice in early Celtic culture.

Geo also holds degrees in art and filmmaking. She is a gifted writer whose work has featured on both the small and large screen. Her work on Celtic Shamanism has been published in the media, magazines, publications as well as in academia. She also wrote the popular book ‘The Seeker's Guide to Harry Potter, and provided the story for the Star Trek Voyager episode, Sacred Ground.

She has qualifications in hypnotherapy.

Martine McFarlane

Martine qualified in Clinical Hypnotherapy with the London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy. She specialises in Past Life Regression, treatment of Stress and Anxiety, Life Changing Strategies and the elimination of negative habits.

Having previously worked in the IT field, Martine likes to use technology where possible to help her clients achieve their goals.

She also has qualifications in a wide variety of complimentary therapies including Reiki, Swedish Massage, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy and much more.

In her spare time, you may find Martine wandering in a park or on a ghost hunt.

The Rookery Craft Mead

The Rookery are a craft mead producer with more than 20 years’ experience in making mead. Mead is the oldest alcoholic drink in the world and was very much part of the pre-Christian Celtic story. Their brewery is based in Perthshire, Scotland and they never use sugars, syrups or honey in the fermentation process. Their seasonal meads use hand foraged ingredients, such as spruce, mountain ash berries, crab-apples and a range of hedgerow berries.

Bringing Goddess Alive in the World

Kathy Jones

Druidic Magic and Engaging with Nature

Nimue Brown

Heathenry and Seidr Magic

Dr Jenny Blain

Magic: Core Principles for Effective and Coherent Practice

Josephine McCarthy

Alchemy in Theory and Practice

Dr Robert A Plimer

Scottish Fairy Belief

Dr Lizanne Henderson

Taibhs, Trials and the Taibhsear: The Sìth and the Dead in Scottish Folk Magic Tradition’

Scott Richardson-Read

Bronze Age Mead Making workshop

The Rookery Craft Mead

Paganism and Self-Care

Nimue Brown

Powers, Places and Beings

Josephine McCarthy

Exploring the Sacred Wheel of Avalon

Kathy Jones

Greco-Egyptian Magic

Dr Robert A Plimer

Occult India and Modern Practices for Pagans in the West

Avi Lago

Tuatha De Danu - Celtic Shamanism

Geo Cameron

Past Life Regression – A Spiritual Journey into Your Past

Martine McFarlane

Paganism and Coming Out of the Broom Closet

Facilitator: TBC

LGBT+ Queer Paganism and Gender Identity

Facilitator: TBC

Pagan Families, Pagan Parents and Pagan Children

Facilitator: TBC

Paganism, Community Safeguarding and Consent

Facilitator: TBC

We expect another fantastic line-up of vendors and traders at the conference. Stalls confirmed so far include:

Gemini Aspect

Stonemaiden Art

Fool

Wyn Abbot Ceramics

The Rookery Craft Mead

Solstice Designs

Troll’s Eye Crafts

chANGELing

Hedgecrafted

Rhyandra’s Cauldron

It’s Only Natural

DC Handcrafted Bags

House of Gaia

Ravenstonz

Laura Jeacock Artwork

Spiral Heart Healing Centre

The Antlered Road

Mystik Heart

Dark Bloom

Erebus Society

Crooked Broomsticks Scotland

Baltic Moon

Rebecca Crawford Art

Joan Charles

Zoe Armstrong

Morag Brierton

Anna Dorward

Aglaja Kempinski

Green Man Therapies will return to offer more fantastic healing and holistic therapies. Their treatments include:

  • Tarot Reading
  • Crystal Healing
  • Crystal Skull Therapy
  • Celtic Reiki
  • Regressive Healing
  • Blue Moon Isis Healing
  • Phoenix Rising Reiki
  • Usui Reiki
  • Seichim

Treatments will be available through-out the day and are well worth booking early to avoid disappointment.

Before dinner, we always hold a closing ritual. This year, it will be a Heathen ritual led by Dr Jenny Blain. There’s not much more details than that so you’ll need to come along to find out more and take part.

There are three ways to get to the conference – bus, train or car. We’ve listed* how long it will take to walk to The Pleasance in each option.

Please note parking can be limited and expensive in Edinburgh. There is no parking available at The Pleasance.

Walking from Edinburgh Bus Station (21 mins)

  • Head west on North Clyde Street Lane towards North St Andrew Street
  • North Clyde Street Lane turns left and becomes North St Andrew Street
  • Merge onto St Andrew Square
  • Turn right to stay on St Andrew Square
  • Turn left onto S St David Street
  • Turn left onto Princes Street
  • Turn right onto Waverley Bridge
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Market Street
  • Turn right onto Jeffrey Street
  • Continue onto St Mary's Street
  • Continue onto Pleasance
  • Arrive at 60 Pleasance

Walking from Edinburgh Waverley Station (11 mins)

  • Walk south on Waverley Bridge
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Market Street
  • Turn right onto Jeffrey Street
  • Continue onto St Mary's Street
  • Continue onto Pleasance
  • Arrive at 60 Pleasance

Edinburgh Parking

  • 22 High Street
  • 6 mins walk

NCP Car Park Edinburgh Holyrood Road

  • 2 Viewcraig Gardens
  • 7 mins walk

ECM (Trading) Ltd

  • 27 A Nicolson Square
  • 7 mins walk

APCOA Parking (UK) Limited

  • Travelodge Edinburgh Central, 33 St Mary’s Street
  • 9 mins walk

Radisson Blu Hotel Car Park

  • 80 High Street
  • 11 mins walk

Easi-Park

  • St Leonard’s Street
  • 14 mins walk

Dynamic Earth Car Park

  • Holyrood Road
  • 16 mins walk

Q-Park

  • Quartermile, Simpson Loan
  • 19 mins walk

Car Parking Management Ltd

  • Calton Road
  • 22 mins walk

Here is a list* of nearby places to stay. Please note accommodation tends to be difficult to find in Edinburgh so booking early is advised.

Hotels

  • Ten Hill Place Hotel
  • 10 Hill Place
  • 3 mins walk
  • KM Central
  • 5 Richmond Place
  • 3 mins walk
  • Travelodge Edinburgh Central
  • 33 St Mary’s Street
  • 4 mins walk
  • Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile
  • 300 Cowgate
  • 4 mins walk
  • Safestay Edinburgh
  • 50 Blackfriars Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge
  • 77 South Bridge
  • 6 mins walk
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
  • 81 Holyrood Road
  • 7 mins walk
  • Hub by Premier Inn Edinburgh
  • 37 East Market Street
  • 7 mins walk
  • Jurys Inn Edinburgh
  • 43 Jeffrey Street
  • 7 mins walk
  • Radisson Blu Hotel
  • 80 High Street, Royal Mile
  • 8 mins walk
  • Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile
  • 6 Hunter Square
  • 8 mins walk
  • The Inn Place
  • 20-30 Cockburn Street
  • 11 mins walk
  • Princes Street Suites
  • 16 Waterloo Place
  • 13 mins walk
  • Travelodge Edinburgh Central Waterloo Place
  • 17 Waterloo Place
  • 14 mins walk
  • Sakura House
  • 18 West Preston Street
  • 14 mins walk
  • Parliament House Hotel
  • 15 Calton Hill
  • 15 mins walk
  • Travelodge Edinburgh Central Princes Street
  • Meuse Lane
  • 15 mins walk
  • Old Waverley Hotel
  • 43 Princes Street
  • 15 mins walk

Apartments

  • Darroch Court
  • Darroch Court, St John’s Hill
  • 1 min walk
  • Edinburgh City Centre Old Town Holiday Apartment
  • 17/6 St John’s Hill
  • 2 mins walk
  • City Centre House – 5 Bedrooms
  • 18 Briery Baulks
  • 2 mins walk
  • Richmond Place Apartments
  • 5-9 Richmond Place
  • 3 mins walk
  • Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile
  • 231 Canongate, Royal Mile
  • 6 mins walk
  • Nicolson Apartments
  • 28 West Nicolson Street
  • 6 mins walk
  • Tony Asga – Aishia Sakina Apartment
  • 102/1 Holyrood Road
  • 7 mins walk
  • Aisha Apartment, Scottish Parliament
  • 102/8 Holyrood Road
  • 7 mins walk
  • Edinburgh Central Lets
  • Blair Street
  • 7 mins walk
  • Holyrood apartHOTEL Serviced Apartments
  • 1 Nether Bakehouse, Bakehouse Close
  • 8 mins walk
  • The Inn On The Mile
  • 82 High Street
  • 8 mins walk
  • Stay Edinburgh City Apartments
  • 217 High Street, Royal Mile
  • 8 mins walk
  • No1 Apartments – Edinburgh
  • 23 George IV Bridge
  • 10 mins walk
  • St Giles Apartments
  • 1 Byres Close, 375 High Street
  • 12 mins walk

Hostels

  • High Street Hostel
  • 8-18 Blackfriars Street
  • 6 mins walk
  • Royal Mile Backpackers
  • 59 Blackfriars Street
  • 7 mins walk
  • CoDE Pod Hostels – THE LoFT
  • 50 Rose Street North Lane
  • 8 mins walk
  • Cowgate Tourist Hostel
  • 96-112 Cowgate
  • 9 mins walk
  • Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel
  • 65 Cockburn Street
  • 10 mins walk
  • Budget Backpackers
  • 37-39 Cowgate
  • 11 mins walk
  • St Christopher’s Inn Edinburgh Hostel
  • 9-13 Market Street
  • 11 mins walk
  • Princes Street East Backpackers Hostel
  • 5 West Register Street
  • 15 mins walk
  • Haystack Hostel
  • 5/3 West Register Street
  • 15 mins walk
  • The Baxter Hostel
  • 5 West Register Street
  • 15 mins walk
  • Castle Rock Hostel
  • 15 Johnston Terrace
  • 16 mins walk

Bed and Breakfast

  • Southside Guest House
  • 8 Newington Road
  • 14 mins walk

You can grab food and drink in the Pleasance Café and Bar but if you want to pop out for some fresh air, here is our list* of local places to eat and drink.

Cafes

  • Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 65 Pleasance
  • 1 min walk
  • The Richmond Café (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 52 West Richmond Street
  • 2 mins walk
  • Café Aquarius
  • 10 Drummond Street
  • 4 mins walk
  • Wee Bite
  • 9 St Mary’s Street
  • 4 mins walk
  • Levels Café and Lounge (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 9C Holyrood Road
  • 4 mins walk
  • Café 1505 (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 18 Nicolson Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Spoon (Vegetarian options available)
  • 6A Nicolson Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Mimi’s Little Bakehouse (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 250 Canongate, Royal Mile
  • 5 mins walk
  • Story Café (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 43-45 Royal Mile
  • 5 mins walk
  • Serenity Café (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 188 Pleasance
  • 5 mins walk
  • Elephant and Bagels (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 37 Marshall Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Lain Pu
  • 14 Marshall Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Firinci Café - Bistro
  • 119 Nicolson Street
  • 6 mins walk
  • Café Truva (Vegetarian options available)
  • 251-252 Canongate, Royal Mile
  • 6 mins walk
  • Café Keno (Vegetarian options available)
  • 26-38 High Street
  • 6 mins walk
  • The Carrubers Café (Vegetarian options available)
  • 65 High Street
  • 6 mins walk
  • Edinburgh Larder
  • 15 Blackfriars Street
  • 6 mins walk
  • Bryson Royal Mile
  • 29-31 North Bridge
  • 8 mins walk
  • Patisserie Valerie – Edinburgh North Bridge
  • 25 North Bridge
  • 9 mins walk
  • Bella Italia
  • 54-56 North Bridge
  • 9 mins walk
  • Let Me Eat Holyrood Road
  • 63 Holyrood Road
  • 9 mins walk
  • Edinburgh Larder
  • 15 Blackfriars Street
  • 6 mins walk

Coffee shops

  • Holyrood Coffee Shop
  • 3 Holyrood Road
  • 3 mins walk
  • Dovecot Café by Leo’s (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 10 Infirmary Street
  • 4 mins walk
  • Black Medicine Coffee Co. (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 2 Nicolson Street
  • 4 mins walk
  • Procaffeination (Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available)
  • 4 St Mary’s Street
  • 4 mins walk
  • Machina Espresso (Wheelchair accessible)
  • 80 Nicolson Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Mrs Macintyre’s Coffee House (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 12 High Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Brew Lab Coffee (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 6-8 South College Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Caffe Nero
  • 53-59 South Bridge
  • 5 mins walk
  • Kilimanjaro Coffee (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 104 Nicolson Street
  • 6 mins walk
  • Coffee Angel (Vegetarian options available)
  • 99 Nicolson Street
  • 6 mins walk
  • Costa Coffee (Wheelchair accessible)
  • 77 South Bridge
  • 6 mins walk
  • Costa Coffee
  • 35 East Market Street
  • 7 mins walk
  • Baba Budan (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 17 East Market Street
  • 7 mins walk
  • Starbucks
  • 140 Nicolson Street
  • 7 mins walk

Bars

  • The Holyrood 9A
  • 9A Holyrood Road
  • 3 mins walk
  • The Brass Monkey
  • 14 Drummond Street
  • 4 mins walk
  • The Waverley Bar
  • 3-5 St Mary’s Street
  • 4 mins walk
  • The Pear Tree
  • 38 West Nicolson Street
  • 4 mins walk
  • The World’s End
  • 2-8 High Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • The Southsider
  • 3-7 West Richmond Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • The Royal Oak
  • 1 Infirmary Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • No 1 High Street (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 1 High Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Captains Bar
  • 4 South College Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Salt Horse Beer Shop and Bar
  • 57-61 Blackfriars Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • The Jazz Bar
  • 1A Chambers Street
  • 6 mins walk
  • The Pilgrim Bar
  • 3 Robertson’s Close
  • 6 mins walk
  • B Bar Edinburgh
  • 75 South Bridge
  • 6 mins walk
  • The Canons’ Gait (Vegetarian options available)
  • 232 Canongate, Royal Mile
  • 6 mins walk
  • St Andrews Brewing Co. (Vegetarian options available)
  • 32-34 Potterrow
  • 6 mins walk
  • Bannerman’s Bar
  • 212 Cowgate
  • 6 mins walk
  • OX184 (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 184-186 Cowgate
  • 7 mins walk
  • The Banshee Labyrinth
  • 29-35 Niddry Street
  • 7 mins walk
  • Greenmantle Bar & Kitchen
  • 44 West Crosscauseway
  • 7 mins walk
  • Whiski Bar and Restaurant (Vegetarian options available)
  • 119 High Street
  • 7 mins walk
  • Royal Mile Tavern (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 127 High Street
  • 7 mins walk
  • 56 North (Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available)
  • 2 West Crosscauseway
  • 7 mins walk
  • The Mitre Bar (Vegetarian options available)
  • 131-133 High Street
  • 8 mins walk
  • Brewdog Edinburgh
  • 143 Cowgate
  • 8 mins walk

Restaurants - Vegan

  • Hendersons Vegan Restaurant
  • 67 Holyrood Road
  • 9 mins walk
  • Pumpkin Brown
  • 16 Grassmarket
  • 15 mins walk
  • Holy Cow
  • 34 Elder Street
  • 20 mins walk
  • GrassRoots
  • 20 Lochrin Buildings, Gilmore Place
  • 23 mins walk
  • Harmonium
  • 60 Henderson Street
  • 46 mins walk

Vegetarian

  • David Bann Vegetarian Restaurant
  • 56-58 St Mary’s Street
  • 3 mins walk
  • Kalpna
  • 2-3 Patrick Square
  • 7 mins walk
  • Paradise Palms
  • 41 Lothian Street
  • 7 mins walk
  • Annakut Restaurant
  • 13 Newington Road
  • 14 mins walk
  • Hendersons Salad Table Restaurant
  • 94 Hanover Street
  • 21 mins walk
  • Novapizza Vegetarian Kitchen
  • 42 Howe Street
  • 29 mins walk

Scottish

  • Pibroach Scottish Restaurant (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 20 Holyrood Road
  • 3 mins walk
  • The Wedgewood Restaurant (Vegetarian options available)
  • 267 Canongate, Royal Mile
  • 5 mins walk
  • Field
  • 41 West Nicolson Street
  • 6 mins walk
  • Monteiths (Vegetarian options available)
  • 61 High Street
  • 6 mins walk
  • Blonde Restaurant (Vegetarian options available)
  • 71-75 Leonard Street
  • 7 mins walk
  • Hewat’s on the Mile (Vegetarian options available)
  • 123B High Street
  • 7 mins walk
  • Scran (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 7 North Bridge
  • 9 mins walk

American

  • BRGR
  • 4-6 Nicolson Street
  • 5 mins walk

British

  • Michael’s Steak and Seafood Bar (Vegetarian options available)
  • 15-19 Jeffrey Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Bilbos (Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available)
  • 1 Chambers Street
  • 6 mins walk
  • Chop House Market Street (Gluten Free options available)
  • Arch, 15 East Market Street
  • 6 mins walk
  • Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill Edinburgh
  • 19 North Bridge
  • 9 mins walk

European

  • Fig Tree Bistro (Vegetarian options available)
  • 8 St Mary’s Street
  • 4 mins walk
  • Ciao Roma (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 64 South Bridge
  • 5 mins walk
  • Lasal (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 8 Howden Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • La Garrigue (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 31 Jeffrey Street
  • 6 mins walk
  • Civerinos(Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 5 Hunter Square
  • 8 mins walk
  • Prezzo Italian Restaurant (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 7-9 North Bridge
  • 9 mins walk
  • Pizza Hut (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 46 North Bridge
  • 9 mins walk
  • Pizza Express (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 23 North Bridge
  • 9 mins walk
  • Pizza Express (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 111 Holyrood Road
  • 9 mins walk
  • Laila’s (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 63 Cockburn Street
  • 9 mins walk
  • Hemma (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 73 Holyrood Road
  • 10 mins walk
  • Martone (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 1 Waterloo Place
  • 14 mins walk

Middle Eastern

  • The Mosque Kitchen (Halal; Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 31-33 Nicolson Square
  • 5 mins walk
  • The Wild Yarrow
  • 66 South Bridge
  • 5 mins walk

Fish and Seafood

  • White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar (Gluten Free options available)
  • 266 Cannongate, Royal Mile
  • 5 mins walk

Indian

  • Red Fort (Halal; Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 10 Drummond Street
  • 4 mins walk
  • KamaSutra Indo Tapas Restaurant (Halal; Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 16 Drummond Street
  • 4 mins walk
  • Vinyasa (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 34 St Mary’s Street
  • 4 mins walk
  • 10 To 10 In Delhi (Halal; Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 67 Nicolson Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Mother India Café (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 3-5 Infirmary Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Roti (Halal; Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 42 South Bridge
  • 6 mins walk
  • Ronaq Indian Restaurant, New Waverley (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 31 East Market Street
  • 8 mins walk

Chinese/Japanese/Thai

  • Bonsai Bar Bistro (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 46 West Richmond Street
  • 3 min walk
  • DAI PAI (Vegetarian options available)
  • 95-97 Nicolson Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Maki and Ramen Sushi Bar (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 13 West Richmond Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Ginger Restaurant (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 11 South College Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Bento Asian Food Bar
  • 52 South Bridge
  • 5 mins walk
  • Yocoko (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 45 South Bridge
  • 6 mins walk
  • Shamoli (Halal; Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • First Floor, 105 High Street
  • 7 mins walk
  • Ting Thai Caravan (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • Teviot Place
  • 8 mins walk
  • Gurkha Café and Restaurant, Authentic Nepalese and Indian (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 27 Cockburn Street
  • 11 mins walk

Mexican

  • Pancho Villas (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 240 Canongate, Royal Mile
  • 6 mins walk

Desserts

  • Jilani’s Desserts (Wheelchair accessible)
  • 57 South Bridge
  • 5 mins walk

Grab and Go

  • Moratti (Vegetarian options available)
  • 68 St Mary’s Street
  • 2 mins walk
  • KFC (Wheelchair accessible)
  • 36 Nicolson Street
  • 4 mins walk
  • Pinnies & Poppy Seeds
  • 26 St Mary’s Street
  • 4 mins walk
  • Baskins Robbins Edinburgh
  • 9F Holyrood Road
  • 4 mins walk
  • Tikka Masala (Vegetarian options available)
  • 201 Pleasance
  • 4 mins walk
  • Kebab Mahal (Halal; Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 7 Nicolson Square
  • 4 mins walk
  • Tempting Tattie (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 18 Jeffrey Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • BaGet Stuffed (Halal; Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 59 Nicolson Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Domino’s Pizza (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 101 Nicolson Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Soul Sushi (Vegetarian and Vegan options available)
  • 126 Nicolson Street
  • 6 mins walk
  • The Bakery
  • 38 South Bridge
  • 6 mins walk
  • Gannet & Guga (Vegetarian options available)
  • The Arches, 3 East Market Street
  • 8 mins walk
  • Subway (Vegetarian options available)
  • 10 South Bridge
  • 8 mins walk
  • Pret A Manger (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available)
  • 30 North Bridge
  • 9 mins walk

Shops

  • Tesco Express
  • 59-62 South Bridge
  • 5 mins walk
  • Tesco Metro
  • 94 Nicolson Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Lidl
  • 56-58 Nicolson Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Sainsbury’s Local
  • 79 South Bridge
  • 6 mins walk
  • Tesco Express
  • 59 Holyrood Road
  • 8 mins walk

Cash machines

  • Royal Bank of Scotland ATM
  • 26 Nicolson Street
  • 4 mins walk
  • Sainsbury’s Bank ATM
  • 4/4 West Richmond Street
  • 4 mins walk
  • Royal Bank of Scotland ATM
  • 94 Nicolson Street
  • 5 mins walk
  • Sainsbury’s Bank ATM
  • 79 South Bridge
  • 6 mins walk

*Note that we do not endorse any of the above listed accommodation, places to eat or parking places. The above information is listed for convenience only and the SPF is in no way responsible for the accuracy of these lists.