Travelling to Glasgow

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The conference will use several locations all in the West End part of Glasgow.

Main Venue

The talks, breaks and poster sessions will all be held at the Sir Charles Wilson Building, located on Kelvin Way and part of the University of Glasgow. This is also where our lunches will be provided and breakfast on Saturday morning.


We will be staying at the Queen Margaret Residences on Bellshaugh Court. This is University of Glasgow en-suite student accommodation. Thursday and Friday nights are included in the registration fee, but you can book additional nights for Wednesday and Saturday (on a first come, first served basis) if you can’t get to Glasgow by 15:00 on Thursday or are staying on for the EUROMAR conference that starts on Sunday. You will be able to check-in to your room at 14:00 on your day of arrival by going to the Reception at the Queen Margaret Residences (late check-ins will be fine, too, since the Reception will be staffed by security staff in the evening and overnight). Check-out is at 10:00 on your day of departure.

Breakfast will not be available here, but served either at the Glasgow University Union (Friday) or Sir Charles Wilson Building (Saturday). If you are staying for Wednesday or Saturday night, you will have to arrange your own breakfast. We suggest going to Byres Road, 15 minutes walk away and half way between the accommodation and main venue. This has lots of nice patisseries, coffee shops, traditional cafés, chain bakeries etc. as well as supermarkets. The Hillhead underground station is located here which you can use to get into the city centre.

Walking from the Accommodation to the Main venue takes around 25 minutes with the route shown on the map. There are frequent busses along Great Western Road with which you can shorten the walk.


Dinner on Thursday and Friday evening as well as Breakfast on Friday morning will be held at the Glasgow University Union on University Avenue which is directly opposite our main venue, the Sir Charles Wilson Building.

Train Travel

Glasgow has two main stations: Glasgow Central and Queen Street with good connections from all parts of the UK. From continental Europe you will need to change trains in London – for international train travel to the UK, get help from The man in seat 61. The easiest way to get to the West End from Central Glasgow is with the Subway. Alternatively, you can also travel to local stations Partick for the main venue or Hyndland for the accommodation.

Glasgow Underground

The Subway is a circular line with the Outer circle running clockwise and the Inner circle running anticlockwise. It runs every four minutes at peak times and every six-to-eight minutes during off-peak times; 06:30 to 23:40 Monday to Saturday and 10:00 to 18:12 on Sunday.
From Glasgow Central station, get on the anticlockwise Inner circle at St. Enoch, from Queen Street station, get on the anticlockwise Inner circle at Buchanan Street. Kelvinbridge is the closest subway station to the Main venue. Hillhead is located about half way between the Main venue and the accommodation.

Car Travel

There is car parking available on site at the Queen Margaret Residences. Please leave the details of your car with the reception team.

Air Travel

There are flights to Glasgow Airport from many national and international airports. The Glasgow Airport Express Bus Service 500 takes around 15 minutes to reach the city centre. Get off at George Square/Queen Street Station from where you can get on the Underground (Buchanan Street) to the West End.

Please be aware that Glasgow Prestwick Aiport is considerably further (a 45 minute train ride) away from Glasgow.


See the locations on a map including directions from the Accommodation to the Main Venue.