Button Boxes & Moothies is situated in the heart of Old Aberdeen, on the campus of the University of Aberdeen, and around 1.5 miles outside the city centre. The MacRobert Building, where the study day, Saturday night concert, and all workshops take place, is on the corner of Kings Street and St Machar Drive. The Blue Lamp, where the Friday evening and Sunday afternoon events take place, is situated at 121 Gallowgate, a 20 minute walk from the MacRobert Building towards the city centre.

Aberdeen is exceptionally well connected with the rest of the British Isles and the world, with an international airport within easy reach, and direct train line and bus routes to London and the South, Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow. If you book travel in advance of your trip, you can often find very reasonably priced airfares and train tickets. See below for links to travel companies which service Aberdeen.


By Train

see Scotrail or The Train Line for advance train tickets

By Plane

Information on airlines which provide direct flights to Aberdeen can be found HERE along with a list of destinations with direct flight links to Aberdeen.

KLM fly from Amsterdam to Aberdeen, and are the main company connecting Aberdeen with the rest of the world.

Flybe offer discount flights from many parts of the British Isles to Aberdeen.

By Car

Aberdeen is roughly 2.5 hours drive from the cities Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Inverness. It takes around 7.5 hours to drive from London to Aberdeen and 7 hours from Birmingham to Aberdeen.

By Ferry

Aberdeen can be reached by ferry from the Shetland and Orkney Islands. See Northlink Ferries for more information.


Airbnb and offer a number of accommodation options in the vicinity of Old Aberdeen.

The Premier Inn in Aberdeen City Centre is a twenty minute walk from the festival venue.

Aberdeen Youth Hostel offers budget accommodation in the city.