While you are in the UK for ICMAN-IUPHAR 2017 why not extend your stay in Aberdeen, Scotland or the UK? There are a wide range of things to do and see throughout the country. We've included a few ideas and links from this page.....
Staying on in Aberdeen
Visit Aberdeenshire provides information on Aberdeen and the surrounding area - you can find out what's on as well as places to stay.
If you're in the city before the conference why not visit TechFest - TechFest North-East Scotland’s annual festival of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). 2017 will be the 24th anniversary of the festival in TechFest’s 40th year.
If it's local produce you are after, come a long to the city's farmers market on 30 September on Belmont Street - the market includes many local producers.
Aberdeenshire has one of the most varied landscapes of any county in Europe, Aberdeenshire offers mountains, glens, lochs and rivers within less than an hour of the city centre. Aberdeenshire provides visitors the chance to experience nature at its most pure, amongst the windswept beauty of the coastal shores or the rugged rock forms of the hills and glens. This can all be covered in a day, owing to the compact nature of the county.
If you're stuck for ideas contact the local team who have a wealth of knowledge about what's available locally.
If you want to explore further afield the best place to start your seach is Visit Scotland's Website. 2017 is the year of In the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, we celebrate the richness of Scotland's intriguing history, impressive cultural heritage and fascinating archaeology at exciting experiences and events. Explore ancient sites that date from the Neolithic era, uncover the history of the Scottish clans and taste whisky and local delicacies that have been hand crafted in Scotland for hundreds of years.
Whisky is Scotland's national drink and our biggest export, enjoyed across the globe as well as right here in Scotland. Skilled distillers take pure water from crystal-clear streams and plump, golden barley from the fields and transform them into a precious spirit, which is then poured into oak casks and tucked away to mature. The spirit can't be called Scotch until it has aged in Scotland for at least three years. However most single malt whiskies sleep for much longer, before emerging for their moment to shine.
With over 100 active distilleries in Scotland spread across five whisky regions, with many offering fascinating tours, there are lots of whiskies to enjoy responsibly and plenty of opportunities to learn how it's made. Each whisky has its own unique flavours and character and whatever your palate, we're sure there's one for you - you just have to taste a few to find it!
The Rest of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
If that's not enough for you can find out more about the rest of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on the Visit Britain Website.
You can also follow all of the 'Visit' locations on twitter