The 2014 Conference is being held at the University of Glasgow’s Gilmorehill Campus, centred around the historic Bute Hall. The University is the fourth-oldest in the English-speaking world and is located in the popular West End of the city, a bohemian district of cafés, tea rooms, bars, boutiques, upmarket hotels, clubs and restaurants.
Scenes from the city
As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is easily accessible with several airports and a host of accommodation options to suit every budget. Delegates also have the opportunity to take advantage of preferential rates at the Thistle Hotel, which hosts the Conference Dinner on the evening of the 6th, see Registration for more details.
Once you arrive at the Gilmorehill Campus, you won't have any difficulty locating the main building where the main event takes place - it's easily the most distinctive building in the area, built on a hill with its tower rising above the nearby skyline.
There were will be easily identified guides on hand to direct you to the registration area in the Exhibitor's Hall, where refreshments will be on offer to prepare for the rest of the day.
How to Get Here
- 7 miles west of the University
- Bus service to the west end of Glasgow which stops minutes from the University
- Taxi fare to West End costs approximately £20
- Direct flight connections to all major European hubs, plus North America and the Middle East
Glasgow Prestwick Airport
- 22 miles south west of the University
- Own rail station
- Bus service to city centre
Edinburgh International Airport
- 42 miles east of the University
- 48-minute train ride to Glasgow (departs every 15 minutes during peak hours)
The city has a comprehensive rail network that makes travel within the centre convenient and quick.
There are Intercity links to all major cities, with frequent services to Edinburgh (50 minutes) and London (5 hours). There are two city-centre terminals, Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central (served by Buchanan St and St Enoch subway stations respectively).
For the subway, the main station for the University is Hillhead. Kelvinhall and Kelvinbridge stations are more convenient for some locations.
Timetables are available at www.travelinescotland.com
Motorway links provide access to major UK cities. Visit Transport Direct for maps and directions.
From Carlisle, Newcastle and the south, exit M74 on to the M73, joining the M8 at the Old Monkland junction. M8 exits for the University are J18 if travelling from the south, Edinburgh and the north and J19 if coming from Glasgow Airport and the west.
Other main routes serving the University include Great Western Road (A82, north of campus), Clydeside Expressway (A814, south) and Byres Road (B808, west).
Car parking on the University campus and surrounding area is available, though can extremely difficult at peak times.
Buchanan Bus Station is the main terminus for long distance coaches. Timetables are available at www.travelinescotland.com
For local buses to the main Gilmore campus where the conference is being held:
- Routes 11, 44 and 44A run through the main campus from the city centre.
- Other routes serve Dumbarton Road, Great Western Road and Byres Road.
- A seasonal tourist bus stops at the University.
Things to Do
University of Glasgow
- Take a tour of the University
- Visit some of the University's attractions, including the Hunterian Museum, Art Gallery and Mackintosh House.
- Access the Stevenson Sport and Recreation Facility (£4.00 per visit) from June 4th - 7th)
- Take a bus tour of the city
- See what the the city has to offer
- Find out what's going on in and around Glasgow
- See more of Scotland by taking a tour around the country's more popular sites
- Discover more about Scotlandon the nation's tourist website filled with useful information
- Enjoy a tour of the Glengoyne distillery overlooking their waterfall and glen, while witnessing workers doing very little as they nurse the spirit through their swan-necked copper beasts.