Health Services Research Unit
University of Aberdeen
3rd Floor, Health Sciences Building
Tel: +44 (0)1224-438140
Fax: +44 (0)1224-438165
The main traffic routes into Aberdeen are the A90 from the South and the A96 from the North. The A90 is entirely dual carriageway south of Aberdeen; the A96 has stretches of dual carriageway. Like many major cities, Aberdeen is becoming congested with traffic and the rush hour is best avoided if possible. Parking at the Foresterhill site is tight during normal working hours. Visitors can get a permit before arriving by contacting HSRU in advance. To find the Health Sciences Building, follow the directions above to reach the ring road (Anderson Drive). Exit from the ring road at a set of traffic lights onto Ashgrove Road West and continue through the first set of traffic lights and then take a right turn into the IMS Building car park, which is signposted. Park in the left side of the car park (there is normally an attendant who will assist in finding a space). Please descend the steps at the left hand side of the IMS Building. The Health Sciences Building is on your left hand side as your reach the bottom of the stairs (it has 4 storeys). Enter at the main door and report to reception.
Rail services connect Aberdeen both north and south. There are regular direct trains to London and services from Edinburgh and Glasgow link with other mainline routes. Inverness, the scenic West Coast and the Highlands are reached northwards. The easiest way to reach HSRU from the station is by taxi.
Aberdeen's international airport is served by a number of major carriers providing an extensive network of routes throughout the UK, direct to Europe and worldwide through major hubs. British destinations include three of the four main London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton), Manchester, Newcastle, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol and Norwich, as well as the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Major continental destinations include Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stavanger. The easiest way to reach HSRU from the airport is by taxi.