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Accessible Glasgow

People Make Glasgow Welcome and Accessible

People Make Glasgow… Welcome 2018

The People Make Glasgow Welcome campaign for 2018 was a partnership between Glasgow Convention Bureau, Glasgow Welcomes and VisitScotland.

The purpose of the initiative was to engage and inform the tourism industry on the major conferences coming to the city in 2018 which brought delegates with a wide range of differing mobility and other requirements.

Training was provided by Glasgow Welcomes, working in partnership with the associations themselves, to inform and educate the industry on how best to welcome the delegates, by learning more about their needs to then best accommodate their requirements.

Factsheets were prepared in partnership with the associations themselves and then shared across the industry; hotels, restaurants, Glasgow Taxis, Glasgow Airport and Edinburgh Airport, travel providers, the SEC, venues and others.

Check out our People Make Glasgow Welcome guide for businesses - this will help to give a better understanding of the requirements of people living with Down's Syndrome, Haemophilia and Motor Neurone Disease and gives practical advice on providing a warm, welcoming and appropriate service. 


Euan’s Guide

Euan’s Guide is a disabled access review site which aims to open up towns and cities to disabled people everywhere.

Individuals can leave recommendations on places they’ve visited and venues can share information on the likes of wheelchair access, hearing loops, accessible toilets and multiple other access features.

The site provides a comprehensive overview of Glasgow including attractions, activities, places to stay and more.

People Make Glasgow… Accessible

Glasgow City Council and its partners are committed to making the city as accessible as possible to all residents and visitors.  It has worked on an online guide which provides information on accessing all that Glasgow has to offer – from cultural, sporting, shopping, entertainment venues and more.

Glasgow Airport's new changing places facility 

Glasgow Airport has opened a new £140,000 Changing Places facility to support passengers with profound and multiple learning difficulties. 

The room will also benefit passengers with a wide range of physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis who often need extra equipment and space to allow them to use toilet facilities safely and comfortably. 

Located in the airport’s main check-in hall to ensure it is accessible to both departing and arriving passengers, the spacious facility’s key features include a height-adjustable sink and hydraulic bed, an electronic hoist, shower and non-slip floor and privacy screens. 

With more than 9.9 million passengers travelling through its doors in 2017, Glasgow becomes the largest airport in Scotland to house a Changing Places facility and one of 14 across the UK.

In July 2019 Glasgow Airport received the highest rating of 'very good' from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CCA) for disability access. Conference organisers and delegates can download this document for more information. 

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