Social/Tour Programmes

Welcome Reception - Day 1 (Monday 10th of August 2015), evening
A wine reception will be held at the Glasgow Science Centre, hosted by the City of Glasgow, the Lord Provost’s office.
This is free of charge for all registered attendees (wearing a conference badge)

Party - Day 4 (Thursday 13th of August 2015), evening. Cost £27
Children are welcome to the conference party and children under 12 go free! Children between the age of 12 and 18 pay £15 and over 18s pay the full price of £27 - please book tickets on the registration page or if you have already registered please email to add tickets to your registration.

Please note the cost of the party is not included in the registration fee.

The ICPhS 2015 conference party will be held in the indoor courtyard of the historic Merchant Square. Merchant Square is located on Candleriggs, at the heart of the bustling Merchant City, which is Glasgow’s cultural, fashion and food quarter. The Square offers an eclectic selection of restaurants and cafes.
Once part of the old Glasgow Fruit Market, Merchant Square is imbued with the history of the area’s dominating Victorian architecture. Today this sense of history blends seamlessly with the distinctly cosmopolitan ambiance that pervades the surrounding cobbled streets.

Canapé starters will be offered and then guests can choose from a selection of restaurants for their main course. The cuisine of many different countries are represented here.  For example, Arisaig and Metropolitan serve Scottish cuisine; Fanelli’s serve Italian antipasti and other Italian staples; Mercado offer their Spanish tapas etc.

The evening will be complemented with a traditional Scottish ceilidh followed by a disco.

Day Tours
Rabbie’s tours are offering a 10% discount for ICPhS 2015 delegates who book a tour through their website. Below are details of 4 day trips from Glasgow. To obtain the conference discount quote the promotional code: CPS1170 when booking.

August is a busy month in Scotland so we advise you to book tours early to avoid disappointment.

Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Highlands Day Tour
Our "Scotland in a Day" tour covering the magnificent beauty of Rannoch moor and dramatic Glencoe. Travel the Great Glen to Fort Augustus for free time at Loch Ness before returning via Highland Perthshire. We recommend this tour for those who are short of time and want to get a great sample of the Highlands. Steep yourself in the history of dramatic Glencoe and the chance to see Nessie!
Price £39-£42
Click here for further details and to book

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond National Park & Whisky Tour
Experience the Highlands' natural forests, lochs and mountains in Loch Lomond National Park and feel Scotland's past in the heartland of its great heroes - Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. Visit the medieval stronghold of Stirling Castle and sample single malt whisky at Glengoyne Distillery. This tour is for those who love tales of Rob Roy and Braveheart, Renaissance palaces and a healthy walk in the Loch Lomond National Park.
Price £31-£34
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Oban, Glencoe, West Highland Lochs & Castles Day Tour
A fantastic day out from Glasgow in the heart of the scenic Western Highlands taking in the superb ruins of Kilchurn Castle, stunningly situated at the head of Loch Awe and the historic village of Inveraray, home to the Duke of Argyll. An afternoon to explore Oban and the dramatic landscapes of Glencoe and Rannoch Moor. If you love old ruined castles, tales of old clan rivalries, west coast villages and brilliant mountain scenery then you'll find this tour difficult to beat. 
Price:  £ 34  - £ 39
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Culzean Castle, Burns Country and the Ayrshire Coast
A day spent discovering the highlights of rural Ayrshire – an area that is less well known to visitors but full of fascinating castles, culture and history. Relax as you explore the rolling hills and dramatic coastal scenery of one of Scotland’s “hidden secrets”. This tour is ideal for those who love beautiful castles, gardens and walks as well the poems, songs and stories of Robert Burns.
Price:  £ 32
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