Free Afternoon on Tuesday
No trip to Scotland is complete without visit to one of its world famous whisky distilleries. Auchentoshan, which translates from Gaelic as “corner of the field”, is located just 1.7 miles (2.7 km) from the conference hotel. Described as Glasgow’s malt whisky, it is the only distillery out of more than 100 to practice triple distillation. The guided tour of the distillery lasts an hour and ends with a tasting of a one of their signature single malts and a whisky cocktail. Alternatively, you may choose just to do the tasting; we will do our best to accommodate all requests. The cost of the tour is £12 and is not included in the registration fee. This includes transport to and from the hotel, or you may choose to walk over which takes around 30 minutes. Those interested in the distillery tour can check the box at the time of registration.
The free afternoon will give the participants the opportunity to explore Glasgow that is home to a wealth of cultural attractions, impressive architecture, fantastic shopping and a year-round programme of world-class events. Frequent trains from Dalmuir take 25 minutes to reach Glasgow Central at a cost of £3.90 return. For those wishing to explore Glasgow on their own, maps of the city centre and directions on how to reach specific locations can be provided by the conference team after your arrival.
Wine Receptions and Conference Banquet
There will be three evening drink receptions during the course of the conference. A wine reception will follow dinner on Sunday evening, kindly sponsored by the ESR Spectroscopy Group of the RSC. On Monday, the Student Prize competition will culminate in a wine reception sponsored by JEOL, and the Bruker Prize winners will be toasted at the Bruker wine reception following on Tuesday evening.
The conference banquet will take place in The Waterhouse on Wednesday, April 10, and be followed by a Ceilidh.