If you're travelling to Glasgow for #EBLIP10, you should see as much of what the area has to offer as possible! To help you with this, the #EBLIP10 Local Organising Committee have scheduled tours just for conference delegates and their guests! Follow the links on the names of the tours to register for them on Eventbrite.
1. Glengoyne Distillery Tour: Wednesday, 19 June, 1:30pm-5:00pm
A private coach will take you direct to the door of the iconic and beautifully located Glengoyne Distillery, located 30 minutes' drive north of Glasgow city centre. This is a unique opportunity to see one of Scotland's many whisky distilleries!
The tour costs just £10 per person, which includes a dram of Glengoyne's whisky. We will collect this in cash from you before arrival at the distillery so we can pay as a group for the discounted rate. The tour finishes in the shop with a little time to enjoy the stunning Scottish countryside with views and short walks by the distillery. The coach will return to Glasgow by 5:00pm.
2. Behind the scenes of the Andersonian Library at the University of Strathclyde: Tuesday, 18 June, 3:30pm-4:10pm
The Andersonian Library has its origins in 1796 with John Anderson’s collection of books, which we still have in our Archives and Special Collections today. Since that time we have built up a collection of over one million print volumes and over one million electronic items. This tour of the Library will show you some of the features of the Library building: the silent and group study areas, including the recently refurbished small group study rooms, the computer suites, the exhibition area, the Education Resources Centre and the Assistive Technologies room.
We will meet at the conference location (Graham Hills Building) and walk up to the Andersonian Library, Curran Building, just 5 minutes' walk from the conference venue in central Glasgow.
3. Behind the scenes of the Andersonian Library at the University of Strathclyde: Wednesday, 19 June, 8:45am-9:15am
Same tour as above, but a different day and time to help you schedule a tour of our university's library around all your other conference plans! We will meet at the Andersonian Library at the start of the tour and then go to the conference venue after the tour.
4. Behind the scenes of the famous Mitchell Library: Wednesday, 19 June, 1:30pm-3:15pm
The Mitchell Library is the largest public library in Glasgow. It opened to the public in 1911 and has grown ever since. With over a million items it is a huge source of information and inspiration!
Places are limited. The tour involves stairs and walking so may not be suitable for those with certain mobility issues. We will cover the cost of the train tickets for you. We will catch the train from High Street Station at 1:57pm - which takes just 5 minutes to reach Charing Cross Station - which is then a 5 minute walk from the Mitchell Library. Return trains are frequent back to central Glasgow train stations.
5. Behind the scenes of Glasgow Women's Library: Wednesday, 19 June, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Glasgow Women’s Library is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programmes of public events & learning opportunities. Places are limited. We will cover the cost of the train tickets for you. We will walk to Argyll Street Station and take the short 3 minute train journey to Bridgeton Station which is 1 minute's walk from the library. Return trains are frequent back to central Glasgow train stations.