27th International Input-Output Association Conference
9th Edition of the International School of I-O Analysis
30th June to 5th July 2019, Glasgow, Scotland


Exploring Scotland

Just half an hour from the city centre, you will find yourself worlds apart from the bustle and excitement of Glasgow. Historic cities, seaside villages, majestic castles, quaint whisky distilleries, towering mountains and tranquil lochs... it is all here in Scotland.

Golf, whisky, lochs and mountains...

  • The home of Golf and over 550 golf courses to choose from.
  • Over 250 castles - with Edinburgh and Stirling castles each only 45 minutes by public transport.
  • Over 100 whisky distilleries.
  • Over 280 Munros to climb in Scotland (mountains over 914m).
  • Long hours of daylight, allowing delegates to enjoy the city and surrounding landscapes after the working day.

Visit the Capital of Scotland - Edinburgh

Edinburgh is just 45 minutes by train from Glasgow with trains running every 15 minutes throughout the day and evening. Delegates could easily visit Scotland's Capital City for an evening after the main Conference sessions or organise a visit before or after the conference.

A few ideas to consider when visiting Edinburgh:

  • Iconic and historic Edinburgh Castle.
  • Walk through Edinburgh Old Town.
  • Many festivals, concerts and shows.
  • Walk up Carlton Hill and see the amazing views.
  • Magical (real) world of Harry Potter, author J.K. Rowling’s hometown - visit Alnwick Castle, the site of many Hogwarts scenes.

Europe’s Best Island

Visit Europe’s Best Island, as voted for by TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice 2014 - a visit to Lewis and Harris is like stepping into the pages of a Scottish fairy tale with white sands and turquoise blue waters.

Immerse yourself in Scotland’s Traditions

Scotland has a rich cultural history and there are plenty of ways to experience it:

  • Blend your own whisky at Glengoyne Distillery.
  • Take a bag pipe lesson at the National Piping Centre.
  • Get your dancing shoes on for a Sloan’s Ceilidh.
  • Take a tour of Tennent’s Brewery and learn all about the rich heritage of one of Scotland’s favourite brands.
  • Research your ancestral ties at the Mitchell Library.


Loch Lomond & Whisky Distillery

Combine the beauty of Loch Lomond with the flavours of Glengoyne whisky. This afternoon trip takes you straight from the centre of Glasgow into the Highlands. You’ll learn how pure volcanic water is transformed into tasty, honey-coloured whisky. And you will explore one of Scotland’s most eye-wateringly beautiful lochs.

Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Highlands

Journey deep into the Highlands of Scotland on our monster-sized day tour. Hear the legendary stories of the Jacobites; gaze into gorgeous Glencoe, and get a chance to spot the mythical Loch Ness Monster. A tour packed with bewildering beauty, this is perfect if you are short on time and want to see as much of Scotland as you can in one day.