About Glasgow

Glasgow Facts & Information:

  • 3 international airports: Glasgow Airport, Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Prestwick and is well connected with several low cost airlines
  • Glasgow is a very compact city and easy to get around on foot. Most delegates will be able to walk from their hotel to the convention centre or any social events.
  • The city has a very efficient public transport system and offers two excellent value travel passes for delegates.
  • Glasgow’s cycle hire scheme, Next Bikes, is a cost effective, green and healthy way for delegates to get around the city. Bikes are available to hire from various locations around the city, including the Scottish Event Campus (SEC).
  • Taxis in Glasgow are the most cost effective in the UK. A single journey from the city centre to the SEC has a journey time of 5-10 minutes

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About Glasgow

Glasgow is a vibrant city, full of amazing architecture, a fantastic arts scene, world-class museums and galleries, great nightlife and brilliant people.

Voted one of the top 10 ‘Best Cities in the World’ by Time Out magazine in 2019 and the ‘World’s Friendliest City’ by the Rough Guide in 2014. Glaswegians make everyone feel welcome.

The first city to be officially named as a European City of Culture, Glasgow is home to Scotland’s national opera, ballet and theatre companies and is a UNESCO City of Music. The city is home to the legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the world-renowned Glasgow School of Art and the Burrell Collection of art. Sir Norman Foster designed the SEC Centre where the conference will take place and the beautiful Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a must-see and can be visited for free.

Glasgow was central to the Scottish Enlightenment: philosopher Francis Hutcheson studied, taught and published here; and economist Adam Smith, inventor and engineer James Watt, and scientist Joseph Black all worked in the city. Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the 2018 European Championships, and the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards.

In recent years, Glasgow has become a popular location for film and television productions including Outlander and Hollywood productions such as World War Z, Fast and Furious, and The Avengers franchises. Glasgow is also home to the BBC in Scotland.

Glasgow boasts an impressive eating and drinking scene. The city offers a vast range of good quality, independent and vibrant eateries and bars to suit all tastes and budgets.

Glasgow is a very compact city, making it a terrific place to visit and easy to get around on foot. Most delegates will be able to walk from their hotel to the SEC centre or any of the centrally located social networking events held in the evenings.

Find out more about Glasgow: https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/

For those who intend to extend their stay to explore the unique history and breathtaking beauty that Scotland offers, Visit Scotland offers a central information point for everything on places to visit, travel and places to stay.