About us About the Saltire Society Accessibility at the Saltire Society Wheelchair access The Saltire Society office is a listed building and as such it poses challenges which impact accessibility including: Very small steps both interior and exterior which can be traversed by some wheelchairs and mobility aids. Varying ceiling heights Varying doorway widths Toilet We do have toilets available to visitors, and although one has space for mobility aids, it is not fitted with fitted with additional accessibility aids. Events We always have seating at events, late comers may need to stand if an event is oversubscribed. If you need to sit, please arrive early, and if you have a preference on where you are seated please call or email the office in advance and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs. Our seats have back support but no armrests. We do have office chairs we are happy to put out, please get in touch in advance and we’ll sort that out. Please be aware that these are wheeled. We encourage all speakers and events organisers to use microphones at events with more than 15 guests. Events usually last 1hour, to 1hour and a half. We do not currently have a hearing loop but we are looking into funding this currently. Event tickets & cost Our ticket costs vary and we try to keep them as low as we can manage. We are a charity and so we’re just looking to make sure we cover costs and can carry on making events. Why do we charge? The ticket price helps us cover the cost of staffing & refreshments, but we do not want this to be a barrier to those who can’t pay - please get in touch and we will do our best to help you. Why not make all tickets free? We are passionate that artists be paid properly and the best way to ensure this is possible is by charging for tickets. We did in the past make free events but many who booked free places dropped out at the last minute. This made it very hard for us to plan set up and staffing and sometimes meant events ‘Sold Out’ but then only half the room was full and people had been turned away. We hope that we are making progress to be more accessible and we really welcome feedback on how we can do better.