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Practical info

How to reach Aviemore


  • The MacDonald Resort is close to Inverness Airport. There are direct flights to Inverness daily from Amsterdam, London and Manchester.

  • The Aviemore train station is located right in front of the Resort. The station is easily accessible from Inverness Airport, or any other UK airport. We recommend using ScotRail to book your train ticket.

  • The MacDonald Resort is just off the A9. It’s a short 45min drive from the Inverness Airport, 2h from Aberdeen, and 2h30 from either Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Book your room

OEE2024 attendees benefit from a discounted rate at the Aviemore MacDonald Resort’s hotels.

You can book your room and get your discount:

  • Online, by following this link.
  • By phone, contact +44 344 879 9152 and give the promo code OCEAN.


Nestled in the Scottish Highlands, Aviemore is a bustling town in the northwest corner of the majestic Cairngorms National Park. Surrounded by towering mountains, sparkling lochs and dense forests, Aviemore is a popular year-round destination for a huge range of summer and winter activities.

The Scottish Highlands have long been a hot spot for ocean energy thanks to its resources and closeness to the ocean, but mostly thanks to its people, who have been building, testing and perfecting ocean energy technologies for decades. This year, we’re meeting and celebrating the achievements of the sector in the home of ocean energy.

The Venue: MacDonald Resort

Set in the heart of Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park, the Macdonald Resort is surrounded by an abundance of breath-taking scenery, outdoor activities and local attractions. Stunning natural landscapes, wildlife, historical sights, golf courses, ski slopes and family days out – it’s the perfect year round destination in Scotland.

The Resort also serves has a dedicated conference venue, with a large Auditorium, fully equipped exhibition space with a view on the Highlands, and several hotels and restaurants, all in one place.

The MacDonald Resort is a unique destination, easily accessible whether by plane, car or train. There are 3 different hotels in the resort itself, as well as many more accommodations options in Aviemore, 3 minutes away from the venue.