Sample plans for an amazing TARTAN GIG adventure!

If you’re looking to make your TARTAN GIG visit even more of an adventure – check out these sample plans for spending an action-packed day in Glasgow.

Whether you fancy exploring Glasgow’s buzzing city centre or discovering attractions along the Clyde here are two sample plans for an amazing day out. Find more suggestions of what to do and where to stay on your visit to Glasgow here.

Buzz about town

11:00: Arrive in Glasgow City Centre

11:00-11:20:  Head to Royal Exchange Square – just a five minute walk from Glasgow Central and Queen Street stations. Here you’ll find the city’s most iconic statue – the Equestrian Statue of the Duke of Wellington – famous for the signature traffic cone that (almost) always sits on his head.

11:30-12:00 Just next to the Duke you’ll find Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art. Take some time to explore three stories of modern art inside that is sure to get your girls thinking.

12:15-1:30 Time for a lunch break. Glasgow City Centre has so much choice it can be hard to choose just one spot. If you want to get in the TARTAN GIG spirit why not stop by the Hard Rock Café on Buchanan Street. Or give everyone a chance to pick their favourite with Taste Buchanan – the new street-food themed food court at Buchanan Galleries. And for a truly global taste check out Cook and Indi’s World Buffet – with two city-centre locations.

1:30-2:15: Located in the heart of the city centre – The Lighthouse offers a bird’s eye view of Glasgow. The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, is home to the Mackintosh Tower, offering amazing views of the city. The tower is open to the public from 10:30am till 5pm and is free to visit.

2:15-3:30: Find out why Glasgow is known as Scotland’s style capital and take time to browse the city centre’s many shops. This is also the perfect chance to put any finishing touches on your TARTAN GIG look.

3:30-4:00: Meet up and head to the SSE Hydro. Head to Glasgow Central Station where you can get a train straight to Exhibition Centre. From there the Hydro is just a short walk away under a covered footpath.

This will give you plenty of time to stock up on treats & Tartan Gig merchandise from the shop then find your seats for our biggest ever pop concert!

Rock the Riverside

12:00: Arrive in Glasgow City Centre

12:00 – 1:15: Stop for lunch. Glasgow City Centre has so much choice it can be hard to choose just one spot. If you want to get in the TARTAN GIG spirit why not stop by the Hard Rock Café on Buchanan Street. Or give everyone a chance to pick their favourite with Taste Buchanan – the new street-food themed food court at Buchanan Galleries. And for a truly global taste check out Cook and Indi’s World Buffet – with two city-centre locations.

1:15-1:45: Make your way to Glasgow Central Station where you can get a train straight to Exhibition Centre. You can get to the SSE Hydro and all the other water-front attractions via the covered walkway. Follow signs to the SSE Hydro.

1:45-2:15: Head to Glasgow Science Centre, crossing the River Clyde on foot via Bell’s Bridge. Stop for some selfies on your way.

2:15-3:30: Step inside the Glasgow Science Centre, where you’ll find three packed floors full of mind-bending, hands-on science displays and experiments. Take a look inside the human body or go on a journey through the galaxies. Just make sure you’re back in time for TARTAN GIG!

Girlguiding members can get a discount on entry – contact the Glasgow Science Centre in advance to find out more about group bookings.

3:30-4:00: Meet up and head back to The SSE Hydro. This will give you plenty of time to stock up on treats & Tartan Gig merchandise from the shop then find your seats for our biggest ever pop concert!