Date(s) - 10/10/2023 - 11/10/2023
All Day

University of Strathclyde

Registration is now open for the 2023 UK & Ireland Lakes Network Annual Conference in Glasgow hosted with the Seven Lochs Partnership

Tuesday 10th October 2023 – Site Visits and Conference Dinner

  • 9.30 am Meet at Glasgow City Chambers, George Square, G2 1DU – Conference welcome & coach transfer for a day of site visits around the Seven Lochs Wetland Park

The Seven Lochs Partnership brings together a number of public, voluntary and private sector organisations to create and manage the Seven Lochs Wetland Park – a large scale heritage and nature park spanning the Glasgow City and North Lanarkshire council boundary. Management of the park aims to combine nature restoration, visitor engagement and climate resilience. We’ll visit two sites in the Seven Lochs Wetland Park to look at how the partnership is developing new recreation opportunities, and transforming land to deliver a more sustainable urban drainage network.

We’ll also visit Strathclyde Country Park in North Lanarkshire – one of the most popular family attractions in the central belt of Scotland, offering outdoor play, bicycle hire, and a watersports centre with cafe. The visit will focus on how the new park masterplan ensures the urgency, innovation and collaboration required for our lakes, lochs and wetlands will be achieved.

A packed lunch will be provided. Additional hot drinks and snacks will be available to purchase at the venues during the site visit .

The visits will include outdoor tours – so come prepared for wet weather and some walking. We return to Glasgow City Chambers by 5.00pm.

  • 6.30 pm – Conference Dinner (optional) at the Metropolitan Restaurant


Wednesday 11th October 2023 – Conference Day

  • 9.00 am – 3.30 pm Conference paper presentations – University of Strathclyde, Technology & Innovation Centre, George Street, G1 1RD

The conference agenda is available to download here UKILN Conference Agenda 2023



All lunch options on both days will be meat-free.

For those joining us for the Conference Dinner on Tuesday 10th October, an email will be sent to you direct from the restaurant for you to confirm your menu choices

Accommodation (not included)

There is a wide range of accommodation available in Glasgow city centre and within the proximity of George Square and the Merchant City Areas which are close to the conference day and evening venues.


Please note if travelling by vehicle, the conference venue and site visit start point are within the Glasgow Low Emission Zone


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Conference 2023: Urgency, Innovation & Collaboration for our Lakes, Lochs and Wetlands

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