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SPT welcomes VisitScotland to new home

VisitScotland Information Centre

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is to welcome a new resident to the bustling heart of Glasgow, it was announced today, as VisitScotland prepares to open its new Information Centre in SPT-owned premises in the city centre.

In January 2013, VisitScotland will set up shop at 174 Buchanan Street – the UK’s second busiest shopping thoroughfare after Oxford Street with 91 million visitors a year. The new unit will be leased from SPT as part of a five-year deal.

SPT Chief Executive Gordon Maclennan said:

“SPT already works closely with VisitScotland and this new agreement makes perfect sense. We strive to offer all our customers – visitors and locals alike – the best possible travel information.

We particularly hope that anyone new to the city will be encouraged to use our great public transport network to enjoy all the wonderful attractions Glasgow has to offer.”

SPT Chief Executive Gordon Maclennan

“The unit is adjacent to one of our busiest Subway stations and we particularly hope that anyone new to the city will be encouraged to use our great public transport network to enjoy all the wonderful attractions Glasgow has to offer.”

Liz Buchanan MBE, VisitScotland’s Regional Partnerships Director for Glasgow, said:

“Scotland is preparing to welcome the world in 2014, when we celebrate the second year of Homecoming Scotland, host the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles and, of course, the Commonwealth Games here in Glasgow.

“This move will mean we are able to extend that welcome to as many as possible and make sure those events deliver the greatest possible benefit for Glasgow and Scotland.”

Work has now begun to refurbish the unit in advance of VisitScotland’s move from their current base on George Square.