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Glasgow Do

Ladies and Gentleman, you are all cordially invited to the BA Flyertalk Glasgow Do! Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and home to some wonderful style and culture, as well as being famed for its architecture and its friendly locals.

The Venues have been named, and thankfully, they are all close by, with excellent transport links to go with. The main part of the night will take place at Curlers Rest, which is right beside Hillhead Underground station. The end of the night will take place at Club O/Oran Mor, which is directly across from the Hilton Grosvenor.


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Date:
Friday 23rd August 2013

Venues/Schedule:

The day will start around 4.00pm for those of us who want to enjoy a few wee drams at one of the best whisky drinking places in Glasgow.


-4.00pm The Ben Nevis Bar, 1147 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TB. Enjoy a fantastic selection of whisky and malts, and the chance to sample hospitality from a bar that has built a strong following in the local area.


-7.00pm Curlers Rest (Upstairs), 256-260 Byres road, Glasgow, G12 8SH. Meet upstairs, for a buffet (8 per head). Buffet will be served around 8pm and will give you a chance to sample a large selection of Scottish food and to meet everyone and get mingling. There is a fantastic selection of champagnes and beers on offer at this Cask Marque bar, and the kitchen is open so we will be able to view the chefs busy at work as we drink and get merry. I have uploaded the Drinks and Buffet Menu, as well as a Sample Menu of the daily Food on offer at Curlers - feel free to order a main meal when we get there too!

If you have any special dietary requirements please let me know by PM and you will be looked after!

Drinks, Buffet and Sample Dinner Menu


-11.30pm Club O, Oran Mor, Top of Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX. I have been able to get 20 Queue Skip Passes for our Group to gain access to Club O @ Oran Mor, a fantastic reclaimed Church that stands at the top of Byres Road. Open until 3am, you have the option of going downstairs to the Club, or upstairs to the more traditional 'Pub' style bar. The choice is yours.

Hotels:
There are various Hilton Hotels (Hilton Glasgow, Hilton Grosvenor, Hilton Garden Inn). Marriott, Radisson Blu, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn etc to cater for all tastes and loyalty programs. The Hilton Grosvenor is the closest major hotel in the West End, as well as Hotel Du Vin which gets a great reputation!

Transport:
To/From Airport: The Glasgow Shuttle is a 24/7 bus service from GLA Airport and costs 8.50 for an open return to the City Centre. There is also a 747 Bus Service that is every 30 minutes and goes down Dumbarton Road which is in the West End and costs ~5. Taxis from the Airport to the City Centre cost ~12 (Private Cab) or ~23 (Airport Taxi Rank). GLA airport has all the usual Car Rental companies on arrival. There is no train service from GLA airport to the city centre.

Rail: Glasgow has 2 railway stations, Queen Street and Central. Central connects to/from London/South, and Queen Street connects to/from Edinburgh and Scottish cities. Queen Street is also connected to the Subway system (Buchanan St Subway).

City Centre to West End: Glasgow also has a subway system, and the nearest subway station in the West End is Hillhead. A Discovery ticket allows travel all day on the Subway for 3.80. There is also an extensive bus network (fares vary) and Black Cabs are plentiful (~6 fare from City to West End).

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Questions? Please feel free to shoot me a PM.
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Old May 17, 13, 2:15 pm
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Glasgow do : Friday 23 August

Please see the Wiki Post above for the latest information on the DO!




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1. rxfleming
2. corporate-wage-slave
3. Prospero
4. PETER01 +1
5. zafiragirl
6. zafiragirl +1
7. GrayBDG
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25. ruby55
26. drspear
27. drspear + 1
28. Tim nice but dim
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30. Henry III
31. boadh398
32. fellfromatree


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6. angeloedades
7. ysb41
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I'm local-ish, so yes. Funnily enough I was PMing PETER01 about this very topic quite recently, and we were umming and erring over timing.

Count me in on either night.
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Having very recently moved over to Glasgow either night suits me perfectly, so please sign me up as a definite
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
I'm local-ish, so yes. Funnily enough I was PMing PETER01 about this very topic quite recently, and we were umming and erring over timing.

Count me in on either night.
rxfleming you must be psychic

CWS and I were discussing this very recently re a Scottish Do as I was going to organise one and we were discussing possible venues but now it's over to you.

Count me in meantime please (however it's a difficult time for me to get leave then but I'll do my very best to be there!)

Well done for starting this

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Go on then! Saturday works for me so I can flight out on a Friday night.

I just scrapped my EDI plan for July so this will have to make up for it!

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Would love to attend my first ever FT 'do' in my home City. Count me in, probably with Mr Z
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I'm only 18 years old but I'd love to take part at this do! Are there any problems regarding my age?
Either day is ok for me
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Sounds like a great idea... unfortunately, I'm not around that weekend or the previous one.
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I would have loved to come but am flying out to have a few days in Verona over the bank holiday weekend - I know it isn't a bank holiday on Monday 26 August in Scotland.

So far this year I have been away when the Manchester and the do was on, and again for the recent Jersey do. Having never stayed in Glasgow (driven through a few times heading further north) I would have loved to look around as well.

I am determined to come to my first do soon.
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I'm another that is local'ish, so count me in.
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You forgot option 4 on the poll:-

No thanks, I'd prefer not to get chibbed!
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You forgot option 4 on the poll:-

No thanks, I'd prefer not to get chibbed!
But there are so many hospital's in the city that you would be treated quite promptly!

Thank you so much everyone for your responses already - it would be nice to gauge opinion as to an appropriate venue, so please feel free to PM me any suggestions. Thank you.
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Lan44 is a Scaredy-cat ;p
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Originally Posted by themapelligroup View Post
I'm only 18 years old but I'd love to take part at this do! Are there any problems regarding my age?
Either day is ok for me
Absolutely not. 18 is a very valid age for drinking in Glasgow. And I suspect there shall be plenty of it!
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I would like to attend on either day but voted for Friday because the service on the trains will be much better on a Friday/Saturday pair rather than a Saturday/Sunday pair.
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