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General Information: Venue & Directions

Focus 2019 will take place at The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) just outside Glasgow city centre in the west-end.

Please see the SEC website for more information; https://www.sec.co.uk/visitor-information/how-to-get-here

Delegates arriving at the campus should report to the Registration Desk located at Hall 2.

Plenary lectures and some parallel sessions will be given in the Alsh theatre on the ground floor with other parallel sessions running in the Carron theatre immediately above on the 1st floor.
The exhibition will be located close by in Hall 2, also on the ground floor.
The industry sponsored workshops will be in the Boisdale rooms with the annual general meetings on the Friday in room Boisdale 2.
The Focus Training Day on the Wednesday will be on the 1st floor at Meeting Academy M1.

The Scottish Event Campus is easily accessible by rail, road and air. We encourage our guests to use modes of transport that help reduce carbon footprint and contribute towards lowering emissions.

Directions

Train | How to Get Here | SEC, Glasgow

Trains

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.

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 bus to 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 (low 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).

Accessibility Access

On disembarking at the Exhibition Centre, a lift is available to take you to street level. A covered walkway connects the station to the campus.

 

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.

The X19 Stagecoach service operates near to the Scottish Event Campus, stopping on Finnieston Street only a few minutes’ walk from the venues.   X19 Stagecoach timetable.

 

Plane / Air

See https://www.sec.co.uk/visitor-information/how-to-get-here/plane for more information.

 

Car

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.

The postcode for your satnav is G3 8YW.

 

Parking

The multi-storey 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 Monday to Sunday are:

0-1 hour £5

1-12 hours  £10

12-13 hours  £15

13-24 Hours  £20

Further information is available from the operator’s website.

The multi-storey has a height restriction of 2m. Drivers with vehicles over 2m should report to the Gatehouse to the west of the campus (accessed via Stobcross Road) in the first instance and you will be directed to an available space.




 

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Updated 15 March 2019

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