Glasgow is a vibrant city with many cultural and educational opportunities. The University of Strathclyde is located directly in the city centre.
Public Transportation in Glasgow
Glasgow is a walkable city but has excellent public transportation including rail, subway, and bus. You can use Traveline Scotland’s website (or app) to plan your journey around the city.
Experiencing Glasgow and Scotland
People Make Glasgow is the city's official website for visitor and tourist information. Among many other things, they have suggestions for great restaurants in the city!
George Square and Glasgow City Chambers, the location of EBLIP10's Welcome Reception, appear below.
Buchanan Street, shown below, is also known as The Style Mile because it is known as the second best shopping location in the UK - only second to London!
We also hope that whilst you’re in Scotland you will take some time to see what else the country has to offer: walking trails, whisky distilleries, castles, the Highlands, and so much more. Visit Scotland is a great place to start planning your excursions.
Eilean Donan Castle, a restored 13th century castle in the Highlands:
Also in the Highlands, you can ride the Jacobite Steam Train (also known as the 'Harry Potter train' to his fans), which has been called "The greatest railway journey in the world."
The University of Strathclyde and the Information and Library Studies Programme
The University of Strathclyde dates back to 1796 and the founding of the Andersonian Institute. Over the years, the University has changed, but has always stayed true to its motto: “The Place of Useful Learning.”
The Information and Library Studies programme within the iSchool at the University of Strathclyde is the largest and oldest programme in Scotland, started in 1947. Today the programme is an important part of Scottish libraries, teaching the latest technology and working with the library community to provide student placement opportunities at a wide variety of organisations including the National Library of Scotland, Scottish Government, Supreme Courts of Scotland, BBC Scotland, and the National Piping Centre. Surrounded by shops and cafes in the city’s Merchant City district, the University is located in the heart of Glasgow, minutes away from George Square.
Below are photos of two unique campus buildings, Graham Hills (EBLIP10's conference venue) and Royal College.