BICS 2004: Getting to the University of Stirling and where to go once you get there.
Stirling is served by both Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports: Edinburgh airport is a little nearer.
The best way to get to the University from either is to get to the appropriate
railway station, then take a train to Stirling. Alternatively you can take a taxi, but this is quite expensive (approx UKú50-60).
From Glasgow Airport this is best accomplished by
Either take a taxi to Glasgow Queen Street station (about UK pounds
12), or take an "airport express" bus (every 30 minutes), taking about
20-40 minutes into town, and ask to be let off near Queen Street station,
Take a train to Stirling from Glasgow Queen Street station. These are better than
hourly, and take between 35 and 50 minutes (depending on how often they
From Edinburgh Airport
Take the airport express bus (number 100 - a very frequent service) to Edinburgh Haymarket station. This
costs about UK pounds 3, and takes 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.
Take a train to Stirling. These are about every half hour, and take about
1 hour, costing about UK pounds 5.
If you are travelling from elsewhere in the UK, the easiest way to get
to Stirling is by train. There are direct trains from London, Edinburgh,
Glasgow and Aberdeen. Or you can change at Edinburgh or Glasgow to get
there from the South. Here is a link to the timetable from Glasgow/Edinburgh.
There are bus services from both Glasgow and Edinburgh to Stirling. Here are links to the Glasgow/Stirling service, and the the Edinburgh/Stirling service.
Getting to the University from the station
A taxi from the station is easiest, and costs about UK pounds 5. Taxis
are available at the station itself. Alternatively, walk up the street
immediately facing you as you leave the station, cross the road, turn right and you will see a bus-stop,
Take a bus to the University. These busses are frequent (every 10 mins
or so) and cost about UK pounds 1. The bus goes right into the University:
you should leave the bus at Queens Court (at the roundabout at the top of the hill).
Stirling is well served by the Motorway M9 from the south, or by the A9 from
the North. Leave the Motorway M9 at its junction with the A9 near Dunblane (Keir roundabout),
and take the road to Bridge of Allan. Drive through Bridge of Allan: the
University is just at the end of Bridge of Allan on the left. If you propose to bring a car on campus, please tell me, and I will try to arrange a parking permit.
...And where do I go to on campus?
There is a map
of the University showing the main buildings, and here's a much bigger .png map, showing both the accommodation and the meeting location.
The meeting is in the Cottrell
Building: this is one of the main teaching buildings, located up the hill just beside the main car park.
The registration desk will be signposted from the main entrance of this
building. The lectures will take place in the Lecture Theatre B2, B3, B4, (sometimes
contracted to LTB2, LTB3, LTB4) and registration is in room 2X1.
Delegate accommodation is in Andrew Stewart Hall (which is manned 24 hours/day). Invited delegates are being accommodated in the Stirling Management Centre.
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Last updated: Thursday, 26-Aug-2004 09:50:22 BST
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