ICS Locations - Garscube Campus

Visitor Information

All visitors must report to Reception in the BICR or WWCRC buildings to be issued with a visitor's badge that must be worn visibly at all times while in the building.

Please note: There are two Beatsons in Glasgow - our research centre in Bearsden and the hospital at Gartnavel (the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre). For patients and doctors, details of how to find the hospital can be found at www.beatson.scot.nhs.uk.


Travelling by Car

If you are travelling by car, please see maps of the local area and the written directions below.

From Glasgow Airport

Follow M8 towards Glasgow.

Take exit to Clyde tunnel, and continue straight ahead on leaving tunnel, through 3 sets of traffic lights until you come to Anniesland Cross (major 5-way intersection). Continue straight across following signs for Aberfoyle, Bearsden and Milngavie.

Keep on this road for about 1 mile (1.75km), passing over the canal and under the railway bridge, curving to the left through double set of traffic lights. The entrance to Garscube Estate is on the right at the next set of traffic lights.

From South on M8

Drive West on M8 and exit left at junction #17 (A82, Dumbarton), turn right over the M8, following signs to Dumbarton.

This takes you on to Great Western Road which you should follow for about 2.5 miles (4km), passing the Botanic Gardens on the right (traffic lights; intersection with Byres Road and Queen Margaret Drive) after 1 mile (1.5km), and becoming dual carriageway after about 2 miles (3km).

After about half a mile (1km), the dual carriageway passes under a railway bridge; bear right at the next major junction (200 metres) to Bearsden (signed to Aberfoyle, Bearsden and Milngavie).

Keep on this road for about 1 mile (1.75km), passing over the canal and under the railway bridge, curving to the left through double set of traffic lights. The entrance to Garscube Estate is on the right at the next set of traffic lights.

On entering the Estate there is a security building and barriers controlling vehicle entry. Visitors should stop here and details (name, car registration, etc) will be checked. You may then proceed through the barrier, turn left and follow the road round to the right to the car park. The Reception for the BICR or the WWCRC is on the left as you drive in. If you can not find a space to park at the front of the building, there are additional spaces at the back.


Public Transport

If you are travelling by public transport, please see the information below about hiring taxis from Glasgow City Centre and Glasgow Airport. There is also a bus service from Glasgow City Centre.

Travelling by Taxi

There are taxi ranks at Central Station and Queen Street Station, in Glasgow City Centre. The cost is approximately £10.00 - £12.00 and the journey time 20 - 30 minutes. A taxi from Glasgow Airport costs £20.00 - £25.00 and the journey time is 20 - 30 minutes. Ask the driver to take you to the "Beatson Institute on Switchback Road, Bearsden". Study the maps below to familiarise yourself. Signposts clearly mark the BICR and neighbouring WWCRC buildings.

Travelling by Bus  (Visit http://www.travelinescotland.com/ for journey planning)

AirLink 747 service: Glasgow Airport - City Centre

The 747 AirLink service operates from the airport to the city centre via Renfrew, Braehead, Partick, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Charing Cross, which means you can get off in the West End, close to the University of Glasgow. The return fare is £5.00. Visit the First Bus website for details.

Bus service 15: City Centre - Milngavie

The bus from the City Centre to Switchback Road, Bearsden is the No 15 (signed Milngavie). This bus goes along Great Western Road, with stops for the University of Glasgow. It runs at 60 minute intervals and the journey time is about 30 minutes from the City Centre, 20 minutes from Great Western Road. Bus times can be found from the Google Map below.

The return fare is £3.55. Most drivers will alert you to the 'Farm Gate, Garscube Estate' bus stop if you request this when you get on. Cross the main road (dual carriageway) and follow signs (see map).  The 6B (First Bus) also runs as a morning and evening service only.


Garscube Travel Map

 



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