Venue information

Getting to the Congress


Our congress venue is the SEC Centre, on the river, a short walk from Glasgow city centre. Glasgow is served by three airports, Glasgow Airport, Glasgow Prestwick Airport and Edinburgh Airport.

In addition, there are frequent trains from all over Britain.

For an adventure why not try the sleeper train from London that departs from next door to the Eurostar terminus?

Find out more about the SEC.

The SEC, Glasgow

Visit Glasgow


From dawn to dusk and into the night, there are a huge range of things to do in Glasgow. The city is home to some of Scotland’s best cultural attractions and, best of all, most of them are completely free!


You could easily fill your time exploring the different neighbourhoods, and enjoying the amazing shopping, dining and attractions in Glasgow.


Maybe you’ll see the best of Glasgow’s architecture on a city walking tour, or taste your way around the city on a foodie excursion?


When it comes to entertainment and great days out in Glasgow, you don’t have to look far – over a hundred Glasgow gigs take place every week, as well as many theatre, performing arts and sporting events.


Visit the official Glasgow tourist page to find out more.


The SEC (Scottish Event Campus) is conveniently situated for motorists, just off the M8 motorway and with plenty of parking.


Leave the M8 at junction 19 and join the westbound Clydeside Expressway (A814). Westbound on the Expressway (A814) take the cut off for the campus. Turn left at traffic lights and take the right lane to access multi-storey parking. View a map and directions.


Scotland has an extensive motorway network. Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh by the M8 and England via the M74. The M80 connects Stirling to Glasgow, while the M77 connects us to the west coast of Scotland.


Traffic Scotland provides up to date traffic and roadworks information.

Our postcode for your satnav is G3 8YW.

Taxi Service

There is a Glasgow Taxis pick-up and drop-off point outside The SSE Hydro.


There are several taxi ranks throughout the city including at Buchanan Bus Station, Queen Street and Central stations and most large hotels.


The distinctive black cabs can accommodate five or six people. If their yellow light is on you can flag them down on the street. Alternatively, you can call +44 (0) 141 429 70 70 or visit the Glasgow Taxis website to book. Our address for the online taxi booking form is SEC, Glasgow, G3 8YW.


An average journey from the city centre will cost around £7. All Glasgow Taxi drivers are enhanced disclosure checked.


Our venues are partnered with Abellio ScotRail, who operate more than 90% of passenger services in Scotland and are the country’s largest transport operator – with the figure of 92.5 million passenger journeys in 2014/15.

  • Glasgow is well connected by train from across the UK.
  • Glasgow Central station links Glasgow to every UK city.
  • Glasgow Queen Street station operates routes mainly to central and northern Scotland.

The main UK train companies operating in Scotland are:

Bus Service

Coach operators run services to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station from throughout the UK.


Visit Traveline Scotland for details


The Riversider 100 service operates from George Square in Glasgow city centre directly to the SEC. The timetable for this service is available here.


Service X19 Route Update – NHS Louisa Jordan

The X19 will now serve NHS Louisa Jordan every 10 minutes.


You can view the updated X19 timetable here.


For further information on this updated service, visit the Stagecoach Service Update page here.

Travel by Foot

Glasgow is a very walkable and easy to navigate city.

The Clyde Walkway runs right past the SEC, providing an invigorating start to day time events, or a scenic stroll to night-time happenings.

There are two foot bridges, which cross the Clydeside Express Way (dual carriageway connecting the west end to Glasgow city centre) at both the front and rear of the campus.

Three pedestrian bridges traverse the River Clyde near the SEC. Bells Bridge and the Millenium Bridge connect the campus to the Science Centre and BBC while, a little further east, the Clyde Arc (affectionately known as the “Squinty Bridge”) carries both vehicles and pedestrians.

Hotel Reservations


We have negotiated special rates for hotels in easy reach of the SEC congress venue. Bookings made through this link can be paid on arrival and there is no cancellation fee until 48 hours prior to arrival for an individual room booking – so you can book with confidence that you will not lose money if for any reason you cannot travel.


Many of the hotels are on the SEC campus in walking distance of the venue. Others are in the nearby city centre. Accommodation is available at a range of prices starting from £45 per night.



Glasgow is Scotland’s cultural powerhouse, ranked by the Mercer Cost of Living Survey as one of Europe’s most cost effective cities.


It is also the first city in the UK to be included in the Global Destination Sustainability Index.


With Loch Lomond just 40 mins away, it’s the perfect starting point for delegates to discover what Scotland has to offer.


Discover Glasgow virtually.

Walking around Glasgow


Glasgow is one of the great cities to walk about, partly as that is the best way to pause and take in some of the amazing architecture that should not be missed. Indeed there is even a book and supportive social media to encourage you to “Look up Glasgow”.

From medieval streets to palatial boulevards to world class 20th century architecture showcasing the achievements of Greek Thompson and Rennie Macintosh, Glasgow has it all.

The best additional benefit of walking in Glasgow is that if you are looking

even remotely a little lost you are likely to be stopped and even taken to the destination such is the friendliness of this city’s inhabitants. The city’s slogan is ‘People Make Glasgow’ and that is definitely to the visitor’s advantage.

Follow the links below to take you on some stunning walks. The Women’s Library tours can be downloaded and take you to some amazing places.