Additional Social Activities

The Local Organisers have arranged for the following social activities to be available for any registered EMAC delegate. All social activities offered will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 30th May 2018.

If you wish to attend any of the activities, please click here to register and book your places. If you have already registered and wish to book your place separately, please email the conference secretariat to check availability.

Please note all options have limited spaces available and places will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Glengoyne Wee Whisky Tasting Tour

Glengoyne Distillery is a whisky distillery continuously in operation since its founding in 1833 at Dumgoyne, just under 40 minutes north of Glasgow. Glengoyne is unique in producing Highland single malt whisky matured in the Lowlands.
You will be welcomed with a dram of Glengoyne 12 Year Old, overlooking the waterfall and the secret glen where it all started.  You will then be shown how hard the distillery work to create the bold flavours in their whisky with a guided tour of the distillery.  This tour will be rounded off with a dram of Glengoyne’s 18 Year Old Highland Single Malt Whisky.
Please note the tour will commence before sessions end on Wednesday 30th May.
Tickets include:
- Return Transport from the TIC to Glengoyne Distillery (departing at 4.00pm)
- Guided Tour with two drams
Cost: €35 per person

Drygate Brewery Tasting

Drygate Brewery is the only Microbrewery in the historic heart of Glasgow and is located in what once used to be a box assembly and screen-printing factory.

The activity will consist of a 'Through the Glass' tour which is held in the Brewhouse Bar with a panoramic view of the production brewery. You will learn the history of beer brewing in Glasgow, look at the production from behind the glass wall and receive a tutored tasting of four different beers from a beer advocate who will describe the full history, process and ingredients in all their types of beers.

The price includes:

  • Through the glass guided tour
  • Tasting of 4 x 1/3 pints
  • Cheese and meat boards

Cost: €20 per person

Clyde Cruise
The cruise will take place in a state-of-the-art catamaran and will be two-hours long and include an arrival drink, canapes and a coach to transport delegates to and from the departing point.
The cruise will depart from the Glasgow Science Centre and will head down towards the Clydebank and the Titan Crane and back to Glasgow. The journey will include passages by the BBC Studios, Riverside Museum and the Tall Ship, bridges lit up at night, former Shipyards and the working shipyard at BAE systems, the Titan Crane at Clydebank and Dumbarton Rock.
Ticket includes:
- Return Transport from TIC to Glasgow Science Centre (departing at approx. 5.30pm)
- 2-hour cruise with arrival drink and selection of canapes
Cost: €70 per person
Fast Boat Erskine Bridge Tour
The fast boat trip is an exciting and unique alternative to experiencing Glasgow's beautiful River Clyde all the way to the quieter countryside at Erskine Bridge via the Forth and Clyde Canal. This will be an hour-long trip of feeling the adrenaline as you speed through the Scottish waters. You will be able to see up close specialist warships being built on the Clyde, see the planes landing into Glasgow Airport and even see where the world famous liners were launched, the Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and QE2.
Ticket includes: 
Return coach from the TIC and back (departing approx. 5.15 pm) 
One-hour fast boat trip to Erskine Bridge
Cost: €35 per person
Evening Visit and Dinner in Luss
Luss is a small, conserved village dated from the 18th and 19th centuries on the western shore of Loch Lomond. It has prim, identical sandstone and slate cottages with windows covered in roses and a sandy, pebbly strand as well as a beautiful 19th century parish church with a ceiling made from Scots pine rafters and beautiful Victorian stained-glass windows.
Attendees will be dropped off for a one hour independent visit of the village followed by a two course dinner and a drink at 19.30 at Colquhoun’s Restaurant, the Lodge on Loch Lomond’s restaurant which has been awarded by The AA 2 Rosettes for Culinary Excellence.
Ticket includes:
Return coach from the TIC and back (Departing at 5.30pm)
Two-course meal and a drink
Cost: €45 per person

Glasgow Bike Tour

Join this activity for a historic tour of Glasgow seeing places buses and cars can't take you through. You will be guided by a culture, history and architecture enthusiast who is also a Glasgow local on a three-hour bike tour through the city. You will also see Glasgow up close and visit locations where you can see spectacular views of the city.

The tour route will go through all the main sights whilst using a pathway that is safe, generally flat and on good cycling surfaces. As this is an outdoors activity, please be prepared for bad weather and bring a waterproof.

Cost: €35 per person

Glasgow Underground Tour

On the Glasgow Underground Tour, you will be given an exclusive, behind the scenes look at Glasgow Central Station. You will walk in subterranean passageways beneath Glasgow’s streets, hear tales of the famous and infamous who have travelled the tracks and stood on the platforms of Glasgow Central Station.

Please note the tour will commence before sessions end on Wednesday 30th May and the tour is a 20-minute walk away from the conference venue.

Cost: €15 per person

The Historic Heart of Glasgow Walking Tour




The tour is primarily a historical and cultural tour which will take a look at famous figures to Glasgow, such as St. Mungo, and their stories as we go through the city. You will learn about the beginnings of the city and how it expanded after the industrial revolution which was pivotal to Glasgow's growth. The tour will include visits of Glasgow’s landmark sites as well as some fun hidden treasures.


Cost: €20 per person 

Thank you for your participation in the conference.