Information professionals within Scotland may wish to consider applying for the CILIPS Professional Development Fund to cover the cost of attending the conference. 


For those outwith the country, Glasgow is an easily accessible city, with direct flights available from the USA, Canada, and Europe. 


Glasgow by Air​

Glasgow is served by 3 international airports - Glasgow International Airport (GLA), Edinburgh International Airport, and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. The closest airport is GLA, located 8 miles (13 km) from the city centre and has over 130 direct flights from UK and European cities, as well as connections to Asia, Australasia, and major cities in the US and Canada. GLA is easily accessible by bus or taxi. Details about getting to and from the airport can be found on the GLA website.

Glasgow by Rail

Glasgow is also well connected by train from across the UK. There are 5 major rail companies operating in Scotland. Glasgow Central Station links Glasgow by rail to all UK cities. Glasgow Queen Street Station operates routes mainly to Central and Northern Scotland. Glasgow Queen Street Station, which operates routes mainly to Central and Northern Scotland, is a 5-minute walk from the University of Strathclyde. Glasgow Central Station is a 15-minute walk from the campus.


Visa Information

Some attendees will require a visa to visit the UK. Visa advice for the UK is currently available at:


Book via for best available rates. Glasgow has very high occupancy levels for hotel rooms due to the large number of events in the city. Delegates are advised to book early to guarantee availability at their preferred hotel. 


A PDF list and map of hotels near the Graham Hills Building can be found here. Alternatively, here is another PDF map showing hotels in the wider Glasgow city centre. Or the Google Map below might be useful: