On Arrival

We look forward to welcoming you all to Convention next week; below are registration details and directions to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and accommodation at Caledonian Court, Glasgow Caledonian University, for those who have booked it. There is lots of information on travel to and around Glasgow on this dedicated Convention web site.

Travel and walking routes

General information on travel can be found by clicking here. We have put together walking directions for key routes: click here for details. These include details of getting from rail and bus stations to the conservatoire and accommodation. Good old-fashioned paper maps of Glasgow will be in your delegate bag on arrival! From the conservatoire to accommodation is 10-15 minutes’ walk, a bit less if you are coming straight from breakfast.

Arriving by air
If you are flying to Glasgow there are regular shuttle buses from Glasgow International Airport to the city centre (bus number 500). The final stop for these shuttles is Buchanan Street Bus Station, a short walk from both the Conservatoire and Caledonian Court.

Arriving by rail
Queen’s Street station is just a short walk from the conservatoire. Central Station is a longer but straight forward walk and directions from there to both the conservatoire and accommodation can be found here.

Arriving by car
There is no parking at the Conservatoire, but there are multi-storey car parks nearby. Click for details of the nearest.

Registration for Pre-Convention Course, Young Conductors’ Course and Convention

All the session venues, exhibition and gala concert are within the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3DB, with dinners served next door at Glasgow Doubletree Hilton. Our reception desk will be in the foyer of the main entrance of the Conservatoire, up the steps, though please note that if you need level access, there is also a ground level reception and a lift.

  • Registration for the Pre-Convention course is from 2pm on Thursday 24th August
  • Registration for Young Conductors’ Course is from 1pm on Friday 25th August
  • Registration for Main Convention is from 2pm on Friday 25th August.

If you arrive after 7pm on Friday, do go straight to the Doubletree Hilton next door (after registering at your accommodation, if booked) and join us for dinner and the evening plenary.

The abcd registration desk will also be the information desk and will be staffed throughout the weekend, so if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Accommodation at Caledonian Court, Glasgow Caledonian University, Dobbies Loan, Glasgow G4 0JF

Caledonian Court is across the road from the main campus of Glasgow Caledonian University. Breakfast will be served on the main campus (click here for details) and you will be given breakfast tickets on arrival. There is a 24-hour security office by the main (pedestrian) entrance on Dobbies Loan and you should call in there to collect your keys on arrival.

  • Check-in is from 2pm
  • Check-out is at 10am.

Arriving by public transport
The Convention web site has several walking routes to Caledonian Court, depending on how you arrive in Glasgow. Click here to view them. If you are flying and take the shuttle bus, then the end of the route is Buchanan Street bus station, around five minutes’ walk from Caledonian Court. From Glasgow Central Station, it is about 20 minutes’ walk, from Queen Street station, about 10 minutes’ walk.

Arriving by car
Click here for sat nav coordinates for Caledonian Court. There is limited free parking at Caledonian Court on a first come, first served basis, although available space cannot be guaranteed. However, metered on-street parking and multi-storey car parks are nearby. The vehicle access is via Calgary Street, off Dobbies Loan. The university can be accessed from the M8, Junction 16 (Westbound) or Junctions 15 & 17 (Eastbound). Click here for more detail.

There are numerous ways of walking from Caledonian Court to the Conservatoire and we have tried and tested a few; click here for details.


There is free Wi-Fi available at the conservatoire; details will be provided on arrival.

Luggage storage

Luggage storage will also be available at the Conservatoire after accommodation check-out times; the location will be announced during Convention.

Royal Conservatoire Floor Plans

RCS – Level 1
RCS – Level 2
RCS – Level 3


A list of useful convention contact details can be found here.