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LS Days Out - trips across Scotland

By CGordon 04 Feb 2022

Join the Living Support Team on a series of exciting monthly days out for University of Glasgow accommodation residents.

We've lined up hassle-free return coach trips to amazing locations including Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle, Edinburgh Zoo, The National Museum of Scotland, Deep Sea World, and Blackpool Pleasure Beach. We'll also be heading off to M&D's, Scotland's premier theme park, plus go karting, bowling, laser tag, trampolining, and shopping trips too.

Find out more and reserve your place on Eventbrite: livingsupportdaysout.eventbrite.co.uk

Upcoming Days Out

Loch Lomond

  • Sunday 1st May
  • £15 return coach ticket
  • Payment deadline 20th April

There’s so much to see and do at this absolutely stunning location right at the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. It’s home to beaches, woodland, wildlife, and amazing views of Loch Lomond itself, perfect to relax and spend time in nature. From Loch Lomond Shores you can see right across the loch to Ben Lomond, one of Scotland’s most climbed Munros with a summit over 3000 ft, and the iconic Maid of the Loch berthed just a short walk away. This is the perfect place to snap some photos of your time in Scotland!

loch lomond



Pollok Country Park & The Burrell Collection

  • Sunday 8th May
  • £10 return coach ticket
  • Entry to Pollok Country Park & The Burrell Collection is free
  • Payment deadline 27th April

Pollok Country Park is Glasgow's largest green space with extensive gardens and woodland to explore. This beautiful location has won awards for the best park in Britain and Europe, and is home to 50 extremely cute and fluffy highland cows that you can see grazing in fields around the park. The Burrell Collection is also located in the grounds, which is one of Europe's most beautiful museums. It reopened in April 2022 after extensive renovations, and features a staggering 9,000 objects including one of the most significant holdings of Chinese art in the UK, medieval treasures including stained glass, arms and armour and over 200 tapestries which rank amongst the finest in the world, and paintings by renowned French artists including Manet, Cezanne and Degas.

pollok park



Jupiter Artland

  • Sunday 22nd May
  • £15 return coach
  • Student entry to Jupiter Artland is £6, which you will need to pay on arrival
  • Payment deadline 11th May

Jupiter Artland is an award-winning contemporary sculpture garden located just outside Edinburgh. Founded in 2009 by philanthropist art collectors Robert and Nicky Wilson, Jupiter Artland has grown into one of Scotland’s most significant arts organisations. Set over 100 acres of meadow, woodland and indoor gallery spaces, Jupiter Artland is home to over 30 permanent and unique site-specific sculptures, as well as a seasonal programme of carefully curated exhibitions and events from a plethora of artists, both emerging and established. Jupiter Artland has to be seen to be believed - from walls of amethysts to dream-like pools, we guarantee you've never been anywhere like it!
(Photos courtesy of Iain Robertson @yoiain)

jupiter artland



St. Andrews

  • Sunday 29th May - 9am-5pm
  • £25 return coach
  • Payment deadline 18th May

Famously known as the Home of Golf and home to Scotland's oldest University, St Andrews is a wonderful historic, seaside destination. It has a fascinating history, featuring the 12th century cathedral which was the largest building in Scotland for 7 centuries, attracting pilgrims from all over Europe. You can get a real taste of medieval Scotland by visiting the ruins of the cathedral and castle, and the underground mine passages and bottle dungeon which remain intact.

Film fans might recognise the West Sands beach from Chariots of Fire, and nature lovers are advised to check out the Botanic Gardens. Golf fans can visit the British Golf Museum sharing over 500 years of golfing history and the iconic Old Course, regularly played on for The Open Championship. St. Andrews is also home to Scotland's oldest seat of learning, the University of St Andrews, which is well-known for being where Prince Willian met Kate and began their fairytale royal romance.

The town also has some gorgeous, independent, family-run businesses and there are plenty of delightful cafes and restaurants to enjoy during the trip.

st andrews

Further information

Coach pick-up locations:

  • Memorial Gates, University Avenue, G12 8QQ
  • 13 Caithness Street, G20 7SB (at Murano Street Student Village)
  • 145 Yorkhill Street, G3 8NS (near Kelvinhaugh and Maclay)

Payment:

Reserve your free ticket online and then pay for the ticket in person at any of the following locations by putting the exact money in a sealed envelope clearly marked with your name, student number, and phone number:

  • Murano Street Student Village Reception, 13 Caithness Street, G20 7SB - Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat-Sun 6pm-7pm
  • Maclay Residences Reception, 9 Cooperage Place, G3 8QP - Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat-Sun 6pm-7pm
  • Student Services - By appointment only - email julia.nouillan@glasgow.ac.uk

Ticket prices and deadlines are individual to each trip. Failure to make payment by the deadline will result in you losing your place on the trip.

Should a trip not receive enough interest, full refunds will be provided or the ticket money can be used towards a future trip.