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Welcome to Glasgow  — The vibrant heartbeat of west central Scotland!

About Our Venue


Join us at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

After a fantastic couple of years in Falkirk, we are on the move bringing BSAVA Alba 2024 to Glasgow!

Find Us

Congress Road, Glasgow G3 8QT

What's Nearby

  • Glasgow International Airport (GLA) - 26 min drive

  • Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick) - 41 min drive

  • Glasgow Exhibition Centre Station - 8 min walk

  • Glasgow Anderston Station - 17 min walk

  • Glasgow Charing Cross Station - 23 min walk

  • Kinning Park Station - 17 min walk

  • Cessnock Station - 18 min walk

  • Ibrox Station - 18 min walk

Travelling to BSAVA Alba

Glasgow is in west central Scotland, easily accessible from the rest of the UK and overseas by train, sea, road and air


Main Train Stations


International Airports


Hours From London
Travelling By Road, Air & Rail

Travelling By Road, Air & Rail

Glasgow is one of the best-connected and accessible cities in the UK, and because of its central location, it can provide a superb hub for your travels.

By Rail

Glasgow is well connected by train from across the UK by 2 main stations:

  • Glasgow Central Station links Glasgow to the south
  • Glasgow Queen Street Station operates routes mainly to Edinburgh and the north

To book tickets, visit and To view all available routes from across the UK, visit

By Road

Scotland has an extensive motorway road network. Glasgow is linked to the following places:

  • Edinburgh with the M8
  • England on the M74
  • Stirling with the M80
  • west coast of Scotland with the M77

For more information on Scotland’s road network, visit the Transport Scotland website.

By Air

Glasgow has 3 international airports nearby, with connections across the UK and the world:

  • Glasgow Airport is the closest airport to the city centre. Catch the express bus service from outside the terminal and arrive in Glasgow in around 15 minutes. Visit for more information.
  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport is 32 miles (51km) from Glasgow. It is very accessible with train and bus services to the city centre. Find out more at
  • Edinburgh Airport is 39 miles (63km) from Glasgow. There is a direct bus service from the airport to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station which takes around 1 hour. Head to for more information.
Getting Around The City

Getting Around The City

Uncover Glasgow, a city that's well-connected and effortlessly navigable! Whether you prefer strolling on foot, cycling along its pathways, or using the efficient public transport system, you'll find it easy to explore and immerse yourself in all that Glasgow has to offer.


Glasgow is home to a fantastic cycle hire scheme, operated by OVO Bikes. Visit OVO Bikes website to find out how it works.


The subway is one of the easiest ways to get around the city centre, west end and southside of Glasgow. Running every 4 minutes at peak times, it takes just 24 minutes to complete a circuit of the 15 stations. You can either buy a single ticket or, if you’re here for a few days, you might want to get a Subway Smartcard, which offers the best fares and you can top up as you go. Visit the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) website for more information.


First Bus Glasgow operates over 80 routes across the city. For the cheapest prices, download the First Bus App


For ease, flag a taxi to make your way around the city, and to the venue — look out for the yellow light to flag down on the street or book ahead of travel. Check out the Glasgow Taxis website for more information.

Parking Information

Parking Information

Onsite parking is available at the Crowne Plaza Hotel for hotel guests and BSAVA Alba conference delegates. View the parking tariff for applicable charges and guidance on how to pay.

Crowne Plaza Parking Tariff

For alternative parking, Glasgow city offers 16 car parks including multi-storey/barrier controlled and surface pay and display car parks. For more information on parking in the city, visit the Glasgow City Council website

Make The Most of Your Visit

Things To Do

Things To Do

Glasgow is a vibrant and compact city with plenty to offer delegates outside of conference hours.

The city has a range of cultural attractions including the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and many museums and art galleries offering free entry. Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music with over 150 live music events per week to enjoy and boasts a food and drink scene catering for every taste, from traditional whisky pubs to fine dining.

Delegates can look forward to a warm welcome in a city voted ‘world’s friendliest city’ by Rough Guides. 

Food & Drink    Visit Scotland


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