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General Glasgow Info

on Friday, 25 May 2012.

Useful Visitor Information for Glasgow - transport facilities, medical services, travel agents and marketing.

Airlines

Aer Lingus, 19 Dixon St, Tel. 0645-737747. British Airways, 66 Gordon St, Tel. 08457-733377 (Glasgow Airport Tel: 8891311). Icelandair, Glasgow Airport, Tel. 0345 -581111. Lufthanasa, 78 St Vincent St, Tel. 08457-737747.

Police 945 Argyle St, Tel: 5323200. Free emergency numbers are Tel: 999 or Tel: 112.

Banks

Bank of Scotland 235 Sauchiehall St, 110 Queen St, 55 Bath St and 63 Waterloo St.

Royal Bank of Scotland 98 Buchanan St, 22 St Enoch Square, 140 St Vincent St and 393 Sauchiehall St.

Clydesdale Bank 14 Bothwell St, 7 St Enoch Square, 30 St Vincent Place, 344 Argyle St and 120 Bath St.

English banks include: Barclays 90 St Vincent St

Lloyds TSB 12 Bothwell St. Exchange:

American Express 115 Hope St, Tel: 2214366, open Mon-Fri 0830-1730, Sat 0900-1200.

Thomas Cook, Central station, Tel: 2044496, open Mon-Wed and Sat 0800-1900, Thu and Fri 0800-2000, Sun 1000-1800.

Bicycle Hire

Dales 150 Dobbies Loan, Tel: 3322705. Close to Buchanan bus station.

West End Cycles 16 Chancellor St, Tel: 3571344, at the south end of Byres Rd. £12 per day for mountain bikes, £50 per week. ID and £50 deposit required.

Car Hire

Arnold Clark 10-24 Vinicombe St, Tel: 3349501 (also at the airport, Tel: 8480202). Avis 161 North St, Tel: 2212877 (also at the airport, Tel: 8872261). Budget 101 Waterloo St, Tel: 2264141 (also at the airport, Tel: 8870501). Hertz 106 Waterloo St, Tel: 2487736 (also at the airport, Tel: 8877845). Melvilles Motors 555 Sauchiehall St, 192 Battlefield Rd, Langside and at airport, T0345-525354.

Communications

EasyEverything 57 St Vincent St, huge facility and the cheapest service in town.

The Internet Café is at 569 Sauchiehall St, Tel: 5641052. It charges £2-2.50 per hr on line.

Internet Exchange 136 Sauchiehall St, Tel: 3530535.

Café Internet 153-157 Sauchiehall St, Tel: 3532484.

The main post office is at 47 St Vincent St, T0345-222344. Services include poste restante, currency exchange and cash withdrawal at the German Savings Bank. Open Mon-Fri 0830-1745, Sat 0900-1900. Also branches at 85-89 Bothwell St, 216 Hope St and 533 Sauchiehall St. Post offices in some supermarkets are open on Sun.

Football

Celtic Football Club are based at Celtic Park, 95 Kerrydale St, Tel: 5562611, off the London Rd in the East End. Their elder and grander opponents Rangers, play at Ibrox Stadium, 150 Edmiston Dr, Tel: 4278500, in the South Side. Tickets for league matches start at around £15-35.

Gay & Lesbian Contacts

Lesbian and Gay Switchboard Tel: 3328372, open daily 0700-2200.

Stonewall Scotland LGBT Centre, 11 Dixon St, Tel: 2040022.

Medical Services

Glasgow Royal Infirmary is at 84 Castle St, Tel: 2114000, near the cathedral. The Southern General Hospitalon Govan Rd, Tel: 2011100, is the main South Side hospital. For dental emergencies go to the Glasgow Dental Hospital, 378 Sauchiehall St, Tel: 2119600. Pharmacies: Superdrug, Central station, Tel: 2218197; open Mon-Wed and Sun till 2000, Thu-Sat till 2100. Munroes', 693 Great Western Rd, Tel: 3390012; open daily till 2100.

Left Luggage

There's an office at Buchanan bus station, open daily 0630-2230. Also lockers at Central and Queen Street train stations (£2 per day).

Travel Agents

USIT, Glasgow University Campus, The Hub, Hillhead St, Tel: 3570608; and 122 George St, Tel: 5531818. Glasgow Flight Centre, 143 West Regent St, Tel: 2218989.