Practical information

Conference Venue

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
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).


Travel Information

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 Inn

Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries,
St Andrew House
141 West Nile Street
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
G1 1YU
Tel: 0044871 527 8440
Email: click here
Hotel website: click here
Price approx. £80,- per night (room only)

Millennium Hotel

George Square
Glasgow, G2 1DS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 14 1332 
Hotel website: click here 
Price approx £100,- per night (b&b)

Thistle Hotel

Cambridge Street
G2 3HN
Tel: 44 845 305 8319
Email: click here
Hotel website: click here
Price £130,- (per night (b&b)

Grand Central Hotel

99 Gordon St. Glasgow
Scotland, G1 3SF
Tel: +44 (0) 141 240 3700
Email: click here
Hotel website: click here
Price approx £130,- (b&b)

Radisson Blu

301 Argyle Street
G2 8DL
Tel: +44 141 204 3333
Hotel website: click here
Price approx. £140 per night (b&b)


Tourist Information

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