VisitScotland’s approach to developing responsible tourism in Scotland focuses on four priority areas:

  • supporting Scotland’s transition to a low carbon economy
  • ensuring tourism and events in Scotland are inclusive
  • ensuring tourism and events contribute to thriving communities
  • supporting the protection and considerate enjoyment of Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage 

Responsible activity is a key priority for Scotland's National Events Conference, not only across programming and content, but also in the delivery of the event itself and the selection of the venue. 

Assembly Rooms is well positioned for public transport and is committed to continuously improving its environmental performance as part of a wider commitment to sustainable development. The venue holds a Gold Green Tourism Business Award accreditation in the Resource Efficiency Pledge and has been a finalist and winner at the VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards.

To find out more about the venue’s commitment to sustainability, please visit Sustainability | Assembly Rooms (

Conference catering will be supplied by Hickory, a Green Tourism Gold accredited business with a commitment to Scottish, seasonal and sustainable produce across their menus and to sustainable business practices. To read more about Hickory's sustainable priorities, please visit Sustainability – HICKORY ( 

For more information on delivering sustainable and accessible events in Scotland, please visit Event Sustainability Advice |

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