BritSpine 2023

Conference Venue & Directions

The Scottish Event Campus is located just outside Glasgow city centre in the west-end. The campus is accessible by numerous transport options.

Scottish Event Campus Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland, G3 8YW


The SEC (Scottish Event Campus) is conveniently situated for motorists, just off the M8 motorway and with plenty of parking.

Leave the M8 at junction 19 and join the westbound Clydeside Expressway (A814). Westbound on the Expressway (A814) take the cut off for the campus. Turn left at traffic lights and take the right lane to access multi-storey parking. View a map and directions.

Scotland has an extensive motorway network. Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh by the M8 and England via the M74. The M80 connects Stirling to Glasgow, while the M77 connects us to the west coast of Scotland.

Traffic Scotland provides up to date traffic and roadworks information.

Their postcode for your satnav is G3 8YW.


Glasgow is well connected by train from across the UK.

Glasgow Central station links Glasgow to every UK city.

Glasgow Queen Street station operates routes mainly to central and northern Scotland.

Please note there are planned engineering works on the train network these will take place between Monday 20 March – Friday 21 April.

On weekdays during this period Avanti West Coast will operate an hourly service to and from Glasgow diverted via Midcalder & Shotts (between Carlisle and Glasgow), extending journey times.

Avanti West Coast will not serve Edinburgh Haymarket or Edinburgh Waverley. Journeys to and from Edinburgh will involve a change at Carlisle, where connections into TransPennine Express services will be available. For further information please visit the below links.

Full information on the improvement works

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Coach operators run services to Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station from throughout the UK.

Visit Traveline Scotland for details.

The X19 Stagecoach service operates near to the Scottish Event Campus, stopping on Finnieston Street only a few minutes’ walk from the venues. X19 Stagecoach timetable.

Taxi Service

There is a Glasgow Taxis pick-up and drop-off point outside the OVO Hydro.

There are several taxi ranks throughout the city including at Buchanan Bus Station, Queen Street and Central stations and most large hotels.

The distinctive black cabs can accommodate five or six people. If their yellow light is on you can flag them down on the street. Alternatively, you can call +44 (0) 141 429 70 70 or visit the Glasgow Taxis website to book. The address for the online taxi booking form is SEC, Glasgow, G3 8YW.

An average journey from the city centre will cost around £7. All Glasgow Taxi drivers are enhanced disclosure checked.


Glasgow is linked to the National Cycle Network and has designated cycle lanes on many roads.

The SEC is accessible via many cycle lanes and paths including one particularly picturesque route that runs alongside the River Clyde.

For further details visit the Sustrans website.

A covered cycle rack is located in the Scottish Event Campus between the SEC Centre and the SEC Armadillo.

Bike Hire

Nextbike Glasgow has 170 bikes for hire in 31 locations, available 24/7. You can rent a bike via nextbike’s Android / iPhone App by the on-bike computer, or by phoning +44 (0) 20 816 69851. Rental starts at £1 for the first 30 minutes.

Visit Cycling Scotland for more information about cycling in Scotland.


Glasgow is served by three international airports, with connections across the world. There are over 45 flights from London a day.

Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport (GLA) serves most major international airlines. It’s located 8 miles (13km) west of the city.

Currently 28 daily services to London.

Direct flights from North America with United Airlines & US Airways

Direct flights from Canada with Air Transat

Direct flights from Dubai with Emirates

One-stop flights from North America with Icelandair

Glasgow Prestwick Airport

(PIK) is 32 miles (51km) southwest of the city. It’s a main base for Ryanair and serves European destinations.

Great flight times

Quick, hassle-free check-in

50% discount on rail travel to/from anywhere in Scotland

Our own railway station

Low cost on-site parking

Edinburgh Airport

(EDI) is 39 miles (63km) from Glasgow and serves most major international airlines.