The IPS 2017 Peatland Convention of Brainstorming, Symposium and Workshop Sessions will be held in The Marriott Hotel, Dyce, Aberdeen, Scotland from 28-31 May. The venue is near to Aberdeen International Airport.

We have reserved a large number of guest rooms in this hotel suitable for single or double occupancy on a first come first served basis. In addition, the local tourism agency VisitAberdeen has provided a portal at which to examine and book alternative accommodation of different types and prices should you wish to stay somewhere less costly.

Aberdeen Marriott Hotel
Overton Circle
Dyce, Aberdeen
Scotland, AB21 7AZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224 770011

IPS Convention rates
GBP 85.00 / night (single room) GBP 95 / night (double room with one Queen or two twin beds) including breakfast and WiFi.
Available 27th May to 31 May 2017 incl.
Booking deadline: 13 May 2017 – the earlier the better!
For additional nights, please contact the hotel directly or book on their website.

IPS booking link:

The hotel is 2.7 miles (4.3 km) from Aberdeen International Airport (taxi~ £10) and 0.7 mile (1.1 km) from Dyce train station.  The Marriott offers a free shuttle service to and from the airport. Aberdeen city centre is just six miles away. The Aberdeen Marriott Leisure Club features a heated indoor pool, a whirlpool and a sauna, as well as a modern gym all of which are available to the Convention guests at no extra charge.

VisitAberdeenshire Accommodation Booking Portal

This portal gives access to a wide range of alternative accommodation to stay while participating in the IPS Peatland Convention in Aberdeen on 28-31 May 2017. This includes various categories of hotels, bed and breakfast and guest houses, self-catering and the Scottish Youth Hostels Association Aberdeen hostel.


How to get to Aberdeen

Aberdeen is easy to reach from London and other major UK cities by bus, plane or train. It is also an international airline hub for several European cities.

By bus

National Express operate buses between all major cities in the UK, including Aberdeen. The web site is and bookings can be made online. The return fare from London to Aberdeen is around £60 and takes 12-13 hours. From Aberdeen bus station the Marriott Hotel can be reached by bus, train or taxi.

By train

Aberdeen can be reached easily by train from all parts of mainland Britain. There are a few direct trains daily between London King’s Cross station and Aberdeen, a journey that takes about 7 hours. Some Scotrail trains go through Aberdeen to Dyce station from which it is only a short walk or taxi ride to the Marriott Hotel. Prices vary depending on time of day, class of travel and category of ticket. It is cheapest to purchase tickets in advance by Internet. Further information can be obtained from or

For journeys to Aberdeen from other cities consult the websites of the appropriate train companies. From Aberdeen train station the Marriott Hotel can be reached by bus, train or taxi. Trains from downtown Aberdeen to Dyce (airport) station run almost half hourly from morning until mid-evening on Monday to Saturday and only take about 10 minutes. Trains are less frequent on Sundays.

By plane

It is possible to fly to Aberdeen from numerous UK cities and some major European ones. The flight code for Aberdeen is ABZ. Full information can be obtained from the airport website Flight reservations can be made on the internet but shop around various providers to get the best price. Internal UK flights are provided by Easyjet, Flybe, BMI, British Airways and Eastern Airways. Flights from Europe originate from Oslo and Bergen (SAS), Amsterdam (KLM), Frankfurt (Lufthansa), Dublin (Aerlingus), Paris (Air France, Flybe) and Gdansk and Warsaw (Wizzair). The Marriott Hotel is about 4 km from Aberdeen Airport terminal building.


Legal Note

Participants are responsible for reserving and paying for their own accommodation and  travel arrangements to attend the Convention as well as taking care of medical and other insurance requirements. They are advised to do this as soon as possible. Rooms must be booked by participants directly with the hotel. IPS does not carry responsibility for the health, personal items and visa arrangements of the attendees of the Convention.