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ALLC / ACH 2000

University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Scotland / UK
21 - 25 July, 2000

Facilities and Excursions

Computer Access
You may use the STELLA, 6 University Gardens and DISH, 2 University Gardens computer clusters for web browsing and email access.
The machines require you to have a valid login-id and password. These will be made available at the conference start.

Help for Presenters
We can help with a limited amount of emergency photocopying onto paper and transparency, with technical support for computers and other electronic equipment, and with phones, email and fax. Please ask one of the conference assistants.
There are copy shops on Byres Rd and Great Western Rd within 5 minutes walk.

The University
The University of Glasgow, Scotland, founded in 1451, is a major visitor attraction in Glasgow, the 1990 European City of Culture. Apart from having over 14,000 students and more than 120 departments, ranging from Zoology to Accountancy and Management to Microbiology, Glasgow is a visitor-friendly University, pleased to welcome tourists and the local community and to give them a taste of University life. Being Glasgow's first University, it is well-placed to offer an insight into Scotland's historical, educational and cultural heritage. There is something in the University for everyone, from dinosaurs to unicorns, from coins to computers. The University has maintained its commitment to excellence in the traditional areas of research and teaching while encouraging initiative and innovation in new fields of academic study.
The main University campus is situated at Gilmorehill, overlooking the mainly residential West End, yet located in a dramatic landscaped parkland setting (which it shares with the City's Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery).
The University's main web pages have more about the University.

About Glasgow
Nowhere else in Scotland is quite like Glasgow, Scotland's largest city. It radiates confidence and friendliness in a down-to-earth way. In shops, bars and restaurants, everyone will be delighted to help you make the most of your visit. Sometimes described as Britain's finest Victorian city, today's Glasgow is the result of determination by the citizens themselves to make the most of it's architecture, heritage and culture. Excitement and awareness steadily grew over the last decade. Glasgow became a venue for stimulating new developments such as the Burrell Collection, then host for a major Garden Festival followed by the accolade of Cultural Capital of Europe in 1990. In 1999 it was the European City of Architecture & Design.
The Glasgow Guide has this useful page of information for the first-time visitor to Glasgow or the UK covering such things as vaccinations (none needed), tap water (drinkable), personal safety and how to use the telephones.
More about Glasgow in

Glasgow's Eastern neighbour is a favourite tourist destination, looking "less like a modern city than a theatrical backdrop" as the Edinburgh City Guide. says. Its only an hour's drive away, or 50 minutes' train ride from Queen St Station. If you haven't been there, you should go now.

Other places within about three-quarters of an hour of Glasgow include Loch Lomond, Stirling and its castle, New Lanark, where the enlightened industrialist Robert Owen set up one of the earliest experiments in creating a civilised working environment and living conditions for indistrial workers. (much of which is preserved in one of the most interesting visitors' centres in Scotland), and the Trossachs, edge of the Highlands.
The Highlands of Scotland are worth a visit if you have time to tour. Inverness is 3 hours away by train. Roads are very good and, especially compared to England, very quiet.
Details on these and other places may be found in the links below.

Scottish (tourist) links
Scottish Tourist Board
Scotland Online
And there is a wealth of information, from Scottish geneology to whisky on the Virtual Inn Scottish links site.

Visit to Stirling and its castle, 21st July

Stirling town and Castle

The Conference Dinner at the Trades Hall of Glasgow, 24th July evening
The previously announced location, the SV Glenlee, has proved unsuitable. The conference dinner will now take place in the Grand Hall of the Trades Hall of Glasgow in the city centre. There will be coach transport there and back. (for those who dally on the hills (see below) it is just a 10 minute underground ride from the University) There will be a reception, the conference dinner, and a ceilidh with live traditional Scottish music and dancing.

Glenoyne distillery, 24th July
The Glengoyne distillery in Dumgoyne, Stirlingshire was established in 1833 and produces unpeated malt whisky using water from a burn in the Campsie Hills. We intend to arrange a outing to the distillery on Monday 24th to see how it operates and to taste a little. The tour will last one hour.

Walking, 24th July
You may prefer to exercise: the bus which takes us to the Glengoyne distillery will let those who like to stretch their legs choose between gentle walking by a river (along part of the West Highland Way) or a 3 mile walk including a steep climb up Dumgoyne hill with superb views of the Campsies, Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond, and the "Arrochar Alps". The excursions will all return in time to prepare for the conference dinner.

Literary tours
Information coming soon.

photo of main gate of the University of Glasgow (Anne Gow, University of Glasgow 1999) photo of the West Quad of the University of Glasgow (Anne Gow, University of Glasgow 1999)
University of Glasgow Main Gate West Quadrangle
photo of loch Lomond by kind permission of John Anderson, Killmarnock photo of Iona
Loch Lomond Iona

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