The Conference will be held at The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, is a visitor centre, exhibition space and events venue situated in the heart of Glasgow. The Lighthouse was originally designed by the famous Scottish architect and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who was the UK’s leading exponent of the Art Noveau style, and the building is currently used to promote design and architecture through a vibrant programme of exhibitions and events. Further information on The Lighthouse is available here.
The address of the Lighthouse is:11 Mitchell Lane Glasgow Scotland G1 3NU
A map to the Lighthouse is available here. Please note that the Lighthouse entrance is in a pedestrian area off the main shopping street (Buchanan Street).
The most convenient travel options from Glasgow airport to the city centre are by bus or taxi.
Bus: The First Glasgow Shuttle (500) takes you from the airport to the city centre in around 20 to 30 minutes and departs every 10 minutes from outside the main airport terminal (price for single journey £6.20).
Taxi: A taxi takes around 15-20 minutes, the taxi stand is directly outside the arrival terminal. A taxi to Glasgow city centre cost around £23,-
For more information for Glasgow airport connections click here.
From Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow city centre
Train: If you would like to make the journey by train you can take the shuttle bus to Edinburgh Haymarket train station (cost £4,- one way). Then take the train to Glasgow Queen Street Station (costs for single journey peak time £13.20, off peak £12,60) For more information click here.
Bus: Citylink bus to Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station cost £11 one way and takes around an hour. For more information click here
Taxi: A taxi from Edinburgh Airport to Glasgow city centre takes around 45 minutes and costs about £55 pre-booked from West End cabs (0044 141 954 2000) . For more information click here
Glasgow has a range of hotels in all price brackets, but delegates are recommended to book early given that June is a peak season for tourist visitors. Hotels within easy walking distance of the conference venue area as follows. Many hotels have special deals on in June which may mean the actual prices are lower than those quoted here.
Premier InnGlasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries, St Andrew House 141 West Nile Street Glasgow G1 2RN Tel: 0044871 527 9360 Email: click here Hotel website: click here Price approx £80,- per night (room only) Glasgow City Centre George Square 187 George Street Glasgow G1 1YU Tel: 0044871 527 8440 Email: click here Hotel website: click here Price approx. £80,- per night (room only)
Millennium HotelGeorge Square Glasgow, G2 1DS United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 14 1332 email: email@example.com Hotel website: click here Price approx £100,- per night (b&b)
Thistle HotelCambridge Street Glasgow G2 3HN Tel: 44 845 305 8319 Email: click here Hotel website: click here Price £130,- (per night (b&b)
Grand Central Hotel99 Gordon St. Glasgow
Radisson Blu301 Argyle Street Glasgow G2 8DL Tel: +44 141 204 3333 Email: Hotel website: click here Price approx. £140 per night (b&b)
Glasgow is one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe. The city has been reborn as a centre of style and vitality set against a backdrop of outstanding Victorian architecture. Glasgow boasts world famous art collections, the best shopping in the United Kingdom outside London, and the most vibrant and exciting nightlife in Scotland. A must see is the splendour of Scotland’s best known architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, whose style adorns many unique attractions throughout Scotland’s largest and greatest city. For tourist information in Glasgow: Glasgow Tourist Information
Scotland is world-famous for its awesome scenery, vibrant culture and spectacular heritage. It’s a land packed with brilliant moments, those sights, sounds and experiences that make your visit truly memorable, especially in 2014, the Year of Homecoming. You can join in the year-long celebration of all that makes Scotland great and an amazing place to visit. If you are thinking of extending your visit you can use the following site to book great accommodation deals, helpful travel advice and inspiring ideas for what to see and do. Scotland Tourist Information