Events Board

We hope to have an events board where you can display any information or leaflets you have advertising forthcoming dancing event in your area.

First Aid

The venues we are using have trained First Aiders on duty. We also have a first aider available in the classes.

Food shopping

Small supermarkets and food shops are nearby. Details and map are found on Fringe website.

Near to the hotels: Tesco Express, 1347 Argyle Street, G3 8AD
Near to the Stevenson Building: Greggs, 6 Gibson Street, G12 8NX

Medical emergencies

To call an ambulance – Tel. 999 If you need medical help which is not an emergency, contact NHS 24 – Tel. 111. Dancers from the European Union have health cover in the UK. See also the list of telephone numbers

Merchandise for sale

There will be some merchandise for sale in the evenings in the Kelvin Hall foyer and in the sports hall of the Stevenson Building. You can buy something to remind you of your trip to the Fringe in Glasgow.

Parking

There is almost no free parking in the West End of Glasgow.
Near Kelvin Hall:
Burnhouse Car Park – pay & display at all times. Cheaper rate after 18.00
Kelvin Way – metered parking every day until 18.00 with max of 30 min stay. Free parking with no restrictions after 18.00
Old Dumbarton Road – behind Kelvin Hall – Metered Mon – Fri 8.00 – 18.00. No charge or restrictions outside these times.

Near Stevenson Building:
Kelvinbridge Park & Ride at Underground station
Metered parking in the streets around the Stevenson Building
Lilybank Gardens – pay and display at all times
There may be some parking available in grounds of Hillhead High School

Party Room

There is a “party room” available in the Argyll Hotel on Friday and Saturday evenings, if you would like to get together. We have booked the restaurant area (in basement) from 22.30 – 0100 on Friday and Saturday evenings. A cash bar will be available. If you would like to entertain us with a tune, a song or equivalent, you are very welcome to do so. Please contact Muriel, Alistair or Catherine who will be staying in the Argyll Hotel.

Pharmacies

Boots: 1278 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AA Tel: +44 (0) 141 339 3353
Fri 08.30–18.00, Sat 09.00–13.00, Sunday closed
Partick Pharmacy 160 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow G11 6XE Tel: +44 (0) 141 334 4840
Mon – Fri 09.00–18.00, Sat 09.00-17.00, Sun closed
Boots: 277-283 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8T Tel: +44 (0) 141 339 1954
Mon – Sat 08.00–21.00, Sun 09.00–21.00
Pharmacists can give some advice re basic health issues.

Photography

We have asked one of our dancers to take photos during the classes, which we may use for public relations purposes and Facebook posts. We will ensure that we publish only photos where everyone looks good! If you feel uncomfortable with appearing in such photos, please tell a Fringe Committee member.
If there is some private taking of photos and filming of dances, we hope there isn’t too much of it and that it doesn’t annoy any dancers

Restaurants

Restaurants and cafes listed on the Fringe website, where you will also find location maps.
There are also several restaurants & cafes close to the Stevenson Building where you can buy lunch. There are restaurants within easy walking distance of the Argyll Hotel for evening meals.

Spring Fling Ceilidh in Oran Mor Sunday 22 April

RSCDS are finishing off the Spring Fling 2018 weekend with a ceilidh in Oran Mor. It is open to all ages. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for under 16’s. You can book your ticket on the RSCDS website https://www.rscds.org/article/spring-fling-2018-sunday-ceilidh
or phone +44(0)131 225 3854 or contact Moira Thomson [email protected]

The ceilidh starts at 19.30 and will conclude around 23.00 and there is a cash bar available. For more information about Oran Mor see their website.

St Andrew’s Shoemakers

We are pleased that St Andrew’s Shoemakers (James Senior)
will be bringing a “shoe shop” to the Fringe. Their dance shoes
will be on sale in the sports hall of the Stevenson Building on
Saturday from 12.15 – 14.15, during the 2 hour lunch break.

Transport

There is information about travelling to the West End hotels and venues on the Fringe website.
Within the city, you can travel by bus, underground or local train.

Buses
Glasgow is served by First Bus. Buses into the city centre run East along Sauchiehall Street, just outside the Argyll Hotel. Going West, a few stops take you to the Kelvin Hall or along Dumbarton Road. Exact fare only when paying by cash – no change given. Contactless payment on buses: Simply present your contactless card when you board the bus. You will get a ticket and a receipt. You can also use Apple Pay or Google Pay to pay using your phone.

(You can easily walk to the Kelvin Hall – depending on the weather!)
http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/scotland/swscot/home/

You can download the First Bus App at www.firstgroup.com
There are other sites: moovitglasgow or Traveline Scotland

Underground
Glasgow has a small Underground circle. The nearest Underground station is Kelvinhall – about 13 mins walk. To go to the city centre get off at Buchanan Street Underground station.
http://www.spt.co.uk/subway/maps-stations/
The Underground would also take you to Byres Road – for more shops, cafes and
Oran Mor – for the Sunday Ceilidh.

Taxis
Glasgow City Taxis: +44 141429 7070
Hampdens Taxis: +44 141 332 5050
There are other online taxi companies

Weather

Scotland has a maritime climate and Glasgow has a high rainfall! Our weather is unpredictable and so far this year Spring has been colder than normal! However our welcome is warm!
At the time of writing this, it looks as if the Fringe weekend will be cool (10 –11C), with some showers of rain on Friday and Saturday. Remember your jacket/coat and a hood or an umbrella!

Welcome packs

When you register you will receive a bag with your name badge, which we would like you to wear. There will also be an important envelope containing a list of the activities you have booked plus your tickets for the evening dances and buffet if you have booked these.
Your bag will also contain a small general information leaflet plus a street map. There are other goodies and surprises in your welcome pack which we hope you will enjoy”!
We are grateful to Glasgow Life, The University of Glasgow and the other businesses who have supported us.

What to see in Glasgow

Have you a some extra time? Ask in your hotel for tourist information or look at these websites. Kelvingrove Art Galleries & Museum is nearby and the tour bus passes along in front of it.
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g186534-Activities-Glasgow_Scotland.html

https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/trip-inspiration/first-time-must-sees/