Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline [EXTENDED]:
    28 March 2016
  • Early booking deadline for exhibitors:
    29 April 2016
  • Submission deadline for the Early Career Researcher session:
    30 June 2016
  • Early registration deadline:
    10 July 2016
  • Paper submission deadline:
    22 July 2016
  • Registration deadline:
    12 August 2016

Organise your trip


Useful travel links

By air

By air

Glasgow International Airport
Glasgow Airport is Scotland's long-haul gateway, with some 30 airlines serving around 90 destinations worldwide. 

The Airport is located just 8 miles from the heart of the city and serves as the principal gateway to the West of Scotland. Glasgow Airport connects the city to key locations around the UK, including over 30 flights per day linking London to Glasgow. Airlinks with major scheduled carriers such as Lufthansa and KLM plus United Airlines' daily service from New York to Glasgow opens up the European and transatlantic gateways. The twice daily service by Emirates links over 100 destinations in Asia, Africa and Australasia to Glasgow.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is south west of the city and is a 45 minute direct train link from Glasgow City Centre.

Edinburgh International Airport
Edinburgh Airport is only 45 minutes from Glasgow. More than 40 airlines serve over 130 destinations with 276 flights inbound and outbound daily.

A direct Citylink Air coach operates from the airport's main terminal to Glasgow City Centre every 30 minutes, from 05.30 to 23.30 daily. Journey time: 55 minutes Cost: £18.60 return

There is also a direct train route from Edinburgh to Glasgow city centre running every 15 minutes with a journey time of 50 minutes.

By train

By train

Glasgow has the largest rail network in the UK outside London. Glasgow's Central station is connected with every city in the UK, while Queen Street station serves central and northern Scotland.

For the best route to the SECC download this map

The SECC has its own dedicated railway station 'Exhibition Centre station' allowing easy access from the city centre and the suburbs. There are six trains an hour, operating around every 10 minutes from Central station (Platform 17) with a journey time of just three minutes. Click here to download the latest timetable, a train app and book tickets.

For more information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

By car

By car

Scotland has an extensive motorway road network. Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh with the M8, England on the M74, Stirling with the M80 and the West Coast of Scotland with the M77.

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC. Click here to download a printable road map.



Parking at the SECC is in a multi-storey car park operated by City Parking (Glasgow) LLP. This facility is located at 10 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8YW. A map and directional information is available here.

Payment can be made in advance when purchasing tickets from, but on-site pay machines are located at level 2 (walkway level) and ground floor main foyer of the car park. Payment can be made by cash or credit/debit card. Tariff Rates in the MSCP Monday to Sunday are:

1 hour £3.50
2-12 hours £7.00
13 hours £10.50
14-24 Hours £14.00

Visitors can either pre-pay after arrival or pay before exiting.

The MSCP has a height restriction of 1.9m. Drivers with vehicles over 1.9m should report to the SECC Gatehouse (at the West of the SECC campus) in the first instance and you will be directed to an available space.

By taxi


Glasgow Taxis operate 5-seater "black cabs" in and around the city. If their yellow light is on, they can be flagged down on the street, or alternatively call +44 (0) 141 429 70 70 to book.

From the airport, Glasgow Airport Taxis are located immediately outside the terminal building.

Click here to find out about discounted travel using Glasgow taxis