Venues & Travel

Hotspot Venues

Main Conference Venue: Scottish Event Campus (SEC)
Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW

The Scottish Event Campus is located just outside Glasgow city centre in the west-end. The campus is accessible by numerous transport options.

Gala Dinner Venue (evening 31 Oct): Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG

The Kelvingrove offers one of the city’s most spectacular settings for a gala dinner. Seated beneath the exquisite vaulted ceiling and ornate chandeliers, guests can enjoy a combination of culture and fine cuisine. The Museum’s magnificent collection can also be viewed by guests during an evening event.

How to Get to Glasgow


Glasgow Airport(GLA) serves most major international airlines. It is located only 8 miles (13km) west of the city.

  • Currently 28 daily services to London.
  • Direct flights from North America with United Airlines & US Airways
  • Direct flights from Canada with Air Transat
  • Direct flights from Dubai with Emirates
  • One-stop flights from North America with Icelandair

Edinburgh Airport(EDI) is 39 miles (63km) from Glasgow and serves most major international airlines.


There are more than 20 direct trains per day from London. Direct trains from Edinburgh run every 15 minutes on weekdays. 

Scotrail is the main operator in Scotland and has information on the West Highland Line, the North Highland Line and Caledonian Sleepers (overnight trains from Scotland to London). Check ScotRail’s latest timetables or download the ScotRail app by texting ‘ScotRail’ to 86688.

How to Get to the SEC


Once in the city centre, the SEC is a three-minute train ride from Glasgow Central. If you arrive at Queen Street, you’ll need to walk or get a busto Central to continue your journey by train.

The SEC has its own dedicated railway station – Exhibition Centre– allowing easy access from the city centre and suburbs. There are six trains an hour (around every 10 minutes) from Glasgow Central station, departing from Platform 17 (lower level).

Strathclyde Passenger Transport operates the Glasgow Subway, providing quick and convenient connections from 15 points across the city (the St. Enoch stop is a few minutes’ walk from Central Station for onward transfer to the campus). For more rail information please click here.

More information on travelling to the SEC can be found here.

Car & Parking
The SEC is conveniently situated for motorists, just off the M8 motorway and with plenty of parking, although we encourage you to use public transportation whenever possible.

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.  SEC’s postcode for your satnav is G3 8YW.

The multi-storey cark park is operated by City Parking LLP. A map and directions are here. Onsite pay machines are on the ground floor, or level 2 (walkway level) of the car park. Payment can be made by cash or credit/debit card on arrival or before departure.

Tariff Rates in the multi-storey from Monday to Sunday ranges from £5 (for 1 hour) to £20 (for 13 – 24 hours). Further information is available from the operator’s website.

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