OUR TRANSPORT TO THE EVENT
list of Coach Bookings here and check that your details are correct
Please read & print these
notes and then use the online booking button at the bottom.
We are organising optional transport on Friday
evening, which will carry you directly to the Event Centre with
the option to return on Sunday. If in due course you wish to book
on one of the coaches, complete the online booking form by 11th
JUNE LATEST so that we can schedule the coaches to meet your
requirements. Details of those who have booked are displayed immediately
on the website. Please check that this information is accurate.
If there are any changes or you have decided not to use the transport,
please inform us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
to avoid us waiting for someone who isn't going to turn up.
Final coach details will be displayed here by 13th June.
Our Coach Manager, Andy Scott will try to ensure that connections
are kept with late-running trains, coaches and flights, so long
as we are made aware that people are arriving on them. In case of
emergency, Andy's mobile number is 07940 237343.
There will be a walk of about 2KM from where
the transport drops you off to the Event Centre. You will need to
have a largish rucksack available so that you can carry everything
you need for the weekend to the Event Centre. You are recommended
to bring two tents and leave your basecamp tent erected during the
FROM GLASGOW FRIDAY 17th JUNE
Do not confuse Glasgow Airport with Prestwick
Airport, which is 1 hour to the SW of Glasgow. If you do fly to
Prestwick and wish to use our transport you will need to catch a
train into the centre of Glasgow. There will be one coach from Glasgow.
Please don't make bookings on trains/buses that get to Glasgow later
than 19:00 or planes that get to Glasgow Airport later than
Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station - Coach Departs
at 19:30 for Glasgow Airport
There will be one special coach from Glasgow (journey time 2.5 hours).
If you will be arriving at the airport some hours
before the coach departs, you could take an airport shuttle bus
to Glasgow Bus Station, spend the day in town and then join our
coach at Buchanan Bus Station rather than the airport. The bus station
is situated in Killermont Street near to Glasgow Queen Street Railway
Station and is less than 15 minutes walk from Glasgow Central Railway
Station. Please note that the coach will NOT be calling at
a railway station. The coach will be standing at Tour Stand nr
23, sited at the far end of the bus station opposite the main
building. You should be able to locate Andy Scott, our marshal,
who will be wearing a bright yellow LAMM bib, a few minutes
before the departure time. Also we expect the coach to be marked
with LAMM or Lowe Alpine MM and it is possible that some
information will be provided on the overhead displays. In case of
emergency such as late running transport or if you are on the list
but will not be requiring the transport, please contact Andy Scott,
our marshall on mobile number 07940 237343 to
discuss the options.
Glasgow Airport - Coach Departs at 20:00 for
the Event Centre
Our meeting point will be close to one of the Airport Information
Desks. Look for the desk situated on the Ground Floor near to Domestic
Flight Baggage Reclaim. If you arrive on an International flight,
you will need to proceed to this area after you have reclaimed your
bags. Our marshal will be wearing a bright yellow LAMM bib
and will arrive with the coach from Buchanan Bus Station - so don't
be concerned if the marshal does not appear until a few minutes
before the coach departure time (or later if the coach is delayed).
Our marshal will lead you to where the coaches are required to await
SUNDAY 19th JUNE
Our transport will leave the Event Centre at 16:00
not 14:00 as was documented earlier, calling at Glasgow Airport,
Glasgow Central Railway Station and finally at Glasgow Buchanan
Coach Station. Allow 45 minutes to walk from the Event Centre
to the coach. THE PICK UP POINT ON SUNDAY WILL BE VERY CLOSE
TO THE DROP OFF POINT ON FRIDAY. If you are not there on time
you will miss the coach, as there is no significant margin
for delay. If you miss the transport you will need to try to hitch
a lift in a car leaving the venue. This should not be too difficult.
Please don't book onward transport from Glasgow before 19:30.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU MISS A COACH
This is not a disaster as long as you REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR
DRIVER'S LICENCE AND A CREDIT CARD! There are a number of car
hire firms situated at Glasgow and Inverness airports, within a
short walk of the terminal building. They ALL close at about 22:00.
Weekend rates are reasonable and you should expect to pay an all-inclusive
price of about £70 per economy car for 48 hours from
Friday evening -> Sunday afternoon. Check the damage excess when
you hire a car. Look out for other LAMMers in the same predicament
so that you can share a car between two teams. If you are stuck
in the centre of Glasgow we suggest that you catch the airport shuttle
bus from Buchanan Bus Station to the airport where you can hire
a car. Buses run approximately every 30 minutes and take 25 minutes.
FLY DRIVE: The
deals available at the moment from the budget airlines are truly
fantastic. We have a special page on the website devoted to helping
those who arrive early on the Friday by plane to be put in touch
with others who might like to share a hire car rather than wait
for our coach transport. Useful online booking websites include:
www4.flybe.com www.flybmi.com www.ryanair.co.uk
HOT TIP - CARRY YOUR PACKED EVENT SACKS AS HAND
LUGGAGE. A few years ago, Sabena Airline mislaid the hold luggage
of a pair from Holland. They turned up at the event without any
kit and were unable to participate - a disaster for them and a lesson
to be learned. Even on domestic flights you should now carry your
passport or some other form of photo identification.
GAS CANISTERS: You cannot carry these canisters
on an aircraft. Please contact Compass Point so that they can bring
the right type of gas canister to the event for you. Contact Rick
Houghton at email@example.com
or telephone 01253 795597. You can also order goods online
via the LAMM online shop at www.lamm.co.uk.
MANAGE A COACH: If you live in the Glasgow
area and in return for free transport would be prepared to 'manage'
a coach, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A PLACE ON THE COACH