Local Attractions

Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow is a vibrant, modern city that evolved from the various cultures and communities that have habited the area for millennia. Surrounding the River Clyde, the city is said to be uniquely “big enough to be a city, small enough to be a village”. Despite its size, Glasgow and the people that have called it home have made a global impact. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was born and educated in the city that now celebrates his work at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, House for an Art Lover and the Hunterian Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow.

As we celebrate EMBC 2022 we will do so in the city where the world’s first Radiology department was formed and where obstetric ultrasound was developed to name just a few of the engineering and medical advances related to the city.

Old town Edinburgh and Edinburgh castle in Scotland

There is much more to see in Scotland and if you are interested in taking a sightseeing tour further afield before or after the conference, Glasgow Convention Bureau have arranged special discount codes with their member companies. These small group tours leave from Glasgow and are a great way to get a taste of Scotland, from lochs and castles to whisky distilleries and unique visitor attractions. More details can be obtained from the Glasgow Convention Bureau information desk at the conference.

How to Get Around Glasgow

Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland
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Local Time

The British Summer Time (BST) is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT); UTC+01:00.

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English is the national language spoken by the staff hotels, restaurants and shops.

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The official currency is the Great British Pound (£). Most banks are open in the morning (from 09.00) and in the afternoon hours and generally closed after 17.00. Major credit cards are accepted at most cash points (ATM machines), stores, restaurants and hotels. Contactless payment is accepted in most stores, restaurants and hotels.

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The United Kingdom use type G plug with three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. United Kingdom operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

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Telephone & Internet

Scotland’s international pre-dial is +44 (0) 141. Public places like airports, universities, libraries, restaurants and cafés may offer “free”-WiFi Hotspots. Free WiFi is available for delegates at the SEC centre.