We’ve put together this quick guide with information on accommodation, attractions and more to help make your TARTAN GIG trip even more of an adventure.
Where to stay
Whether you’re planning an overnight rest stop or an action-packed weekend there lots of accommodation options available.
- Netherurd: Netherurd is Girlguiding Scotland’s home from home in the Scottish Borders offering a range of accommodation including camping, mini cabins, and dorms & rooms. Netherurd’s location makes it an ideal overnight stop for groups travelling up from England.
- Hostelling: If you’re looking for budget friendly accommodation close to Glasgow’s thriving centre there are a range of hostels available. The Scottish Youth Hostel in Glasgow offers a mix of accommodation and is an ideal base for exploring the city. Alternatively search for smaller private youth hostels at Hostel Bookers.
- Camping around Scotland: If you fancy getting out of the city and exploring Scotland’s great outdoors consider staying at Girlguiding Glasgow’s campsite just minutes from the banks of Loch Lomond and roughly 30-40 minutes from Glasgow City Centre.
Where to visit
If you’re visiting for the weekend or just have a few hours to spare ahead of TARTAN GIG there are loads of nearby attractions for you and your girls to explore. Here are our five favourites:
- The Glasgow Science Centre: Located just across the River Clyde from our TARTAN GIG venue the Glasgow Science Centre offers all sorts of hands-on STEM fun. Plus Girlguiding members get a discount. Find out more here.
- The Riverside Museum & Tall Ship: Travel back in time and and discover over 3,000 objects that detail Glasgow’s vibrant history. Climb aboard vintage trams or walk down an early 20th century street. Admission is free to the museum. Find out more here. Plus just outside the Riverside Museum you’ll find the SV Glenlee, a magnificent Clyde-built Tall Ship. Hop aboard and learn about this ship’s fascinating adventures. Groups must book in advance. Find out more here.
- City Sightseeing Bus Tour: This open-top bus tour is the perfect way to discover Glasgow and, with 21 stops where you can hop-on and off, it’s an easy way to see the best that Glasgow has to offer. Find out more here.
- Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and Kelvingrove Park: Explore the wonders of the world at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum – from dinosaurs to Ancient Egyptians! The Museum is located in the beautiful Kelvingrove Park – a perfect spot for enjoying some outdoor games or even a picnic. Find out more here.
- Hit the shops: Glasgow isn’t called Scotland’s Style Capital for nothing. The City Centre is packed with high-street brands and independent boutiques. Or catch the Subway to Hillhead to check out the quirky styles and vintage surprises of the West End.
Where to eat
You can find a wide range of restaurants and cafes in Glasgow’s City Centre including well-known favourites like Nandos, Pizza Hut, Pizza Express, Burger King, McDonalds, and Five Guys.
If your unit struggles to make up their minds try Cook & Indi’s World Buffet with popular dishes from Indian, Mexican & Italian cuisine just to name a few. There are restaurants located in the City Centre and at Glasgow Quay (10 minutes’ drive from the SSE Hydro). Find out more here.
Or opt for a traditional Scottish favourite and tuck into some fish and chips at one of the city’s many chippies!