The venue for Glasgow 2024 is the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) and the connected Crowne Plaza Hotel. These facilities are situated on the North bank of the River Clyde, which were once industrial docklands, one mile west of the heart of Glasgow. There is ample parking, a direct rail service to the city and for, those so inclined, bikes to hire. Many people will remember the SEC from its role hosting the COP26 international climate conference, and it will provide us with world-class facilities and infrastructure for Glasgow 2024. All events will take place within the SEC and the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
The SEC also hosted both previous Glasgow Worldcons, held in 1995 and 2005. The venue has seen many changes and improvements since then, but we are delighted that some of the current SEC staff were also there in those previous years. They have been keen to welcome us back, just as we are excited to be bringing Worldcon back to Glasgow.
Glasgow is a rich, vibrant city full of life, with world-class art galleries, museums and breath-taking architecture. Over time, it has been crowned a City of Culture, a UNESCO City of Music, a City of Science and a City of Architecture. The city is also ranked among the world’s top 20 visitor destinations by National Geographic Traveller. If you are able to spend longer in Glasgow than just the Worldcon weekend, it is also a perfect gateway to Scotland’s scenic countryside, including nearby Loch Lomond.
The SEC is committed to making the venue accessible for everyone, and the Glasgow 2024 Accessibility Team will be working with them to support our members’ accessibility needs. The SEC’s web site has information about the venue’s accessibility. You can also find out more about our Accessibility Team’s work on our Member Services page.
Travelling to Glasgow
The SEC is served by three international airports – Glasgow, Prestwick and Edinburgh, with Glasgow airport only 15 minutes’ journey from the venue. There are direct scheduled flights from many countries, including North America, and excellent connections with other hub airports for travel from elsewhere.
If you are travelling from within the UK, Glasgow has two major train stations: Glasgow Queen Street, serving Edinburgh and the north; and Glasgow Central, serving the south. Glasgow Central is just two stops away from the SEC – about three minutes’ journey.
Some members may require a visa to travel to Glasgow. Regulations are subject to change between now and 2024, but the UK Government web site provides visa information, and Glasgow 2024 will of course provide information and support to our members as far as we can.