BSPD 2018 will take place at the Caird Hall in Dundee, Scotland, commonly known as the City of Discovery, 

Dundee has a fascinating history with a fresh, modern look and the city provides arts and culture in abundance plus great shopping, numerous bars and restaurants, entertainment and many family-friendly attractions.

Dundee has recently been undergoing a lot of transformation and we are excited that the new  V & A Design Museum will open on Saturday 15 September immediately after the conference.


Caird Hall


Caird Hall is a concert auditorium built between 1914 and 1923 and is named after its benefactor, jute baron James Key Caird. It is situated in City Square.

It was designed by the town architect James Thomson assisted by Vernon Constable. The foundation stone was laid by King George V and Queen Mary on 10 July 1914.

Car Parking at Caird Hall

The closest secure car parks are located at Greenmarket and Gellatly Street.

Rates - cost for up to 10 hours is £8.70.  For full costs click here.

Getting to Caird Hall

By Foot - Once in High Street, head to the City Square. Caird Hall is the building with the ten Doric columns to the South of the Square

By Bus - All local buses stop close to Caird Hall. The main Bus Station is a ten minute walk away, for timetables check at either City Link or Stagecoach.

By Rail - Dundee Railway Station is a five minute walk from Caird Hall. For train times please check National Rail Enquiries.

By Car - Journey time from Edinburgh is approximately an hour via the M90 to Perth and then the A90 from Perth. Journey time from Glasgow is approximately and hour and a half via the M8 to Stirling then the M9 to Dunblane onto the M90 to Perth and the A90 from Perth. The journey from Perth is 22 miles, take the A90 to the first roundabout then a right for the A85 to the City Cenre. Once in the City Centre Caird Hall can be accessed via Castle Street or Crichton Street.

By Air - Dundee Airport is about a mile from the City Centre, a ten minute taxi journey. For flight information please click here.