Free Day Excursions, Sunday 26/7

On the free day (Sunday 26/7), you can join one of three planned excursions.

  • a trip to Stirling: walk up the old streets of the city that was once the capital of Scotland, and visit the impressive Castle (ticket included).
    Other local attractions include the Jail, the Wallace Monument, and the Church of the Holy Rude. Departure from/return to Glasgow: 10am/3pm (preliminary),
  • a short hike on Conic Hill, with views over Loch Lomond. Departure from/return to Glasgow: 10am/3pm (preliminary),
  • a visit to the Glengoyne Distillery (with a tasting of the local spirit). Departure from/return to Glasgow: 10am/12 noon (preliminary).
    From Glengoyne, it is also possible to walk down West Highland Way to Milngavie where you can take a train to get back to Glasgow.

CollinStBuses for all excursions will leave at 10am from Collin St which is between the Lord Todd (Aroma Cafe) and Barony Hall (School Banquet). Check out Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Packed lunches are available for those signed up for excursions. These can be picked up after breakfast from Aroma Cafe.

Other free day suggestions

Besides the organised excursions above, here are a few other options to make the most of your free day (see also the Entertainment page):


Welcome Buffet (21/7) will be at the TIC Building at 1830.

Civic Reception (23/7) will be at the Glasgow City Chambers at 1830. If you cannot find your way there on your own, we will be walking from the TIC Building after the end of lectures.

School Banquet (30/7) will be in the Barony Hall at 1830. The Barony is located close by Campus Accommodation. If you haven’t already done so, indicate your meal selection at Registration. There will be a seating plan and place names for each table to help the serving staff bring the correct meal.

Evening Entertainment

For ideas for evening entertainment, see here. We anticipate that there will be some self-organization of social activities by participants. Join the SUSSP71 Facebook page.