BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay

BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay

Pacific Quay, Pacific Drive, Glasgow, G51 1DA

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By Car

There is paid public and disabled parking at Glasgow Science Centre. Where possible during evenings and weekends ticket holders can access the main BBC car park.

For ticket holders with access needs there are disabled parking bays at Pacific Quay which can be booked in advance. The BBC security team will always do their best to accommodate anyone who needs an access space close to the building. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions on your e-Ticket for how to let us know of any access requirements.


By Bus

McGill Scotland: 23, First in Glasgow: 9, 56, 56A

By Train

Scottish Exhibition Centre Low Level Station (ten minute walk to Pacific Quay).

By Tube

Nearest tube station: Cessnock (ten minute walk to Pacific Quay).

Disabled Access

There is wheelchair access at this venue but no induction loop. Refreshments are available for purchase at Cafe Quay in the foyer. There is a cloakroom but this cannot hold any large bags.

See above for information about disabled parking.

Getting There

BBC Scotland, 40 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1DA


By car – from M8 westbound carriageway

Exit the M8 at Junction 19

Continue straight down the slip road, through first set of traffic lights, in the middle lane until you come to the second set of traffic lights.

Turn right onto the Broomielaw. The River Clyde will be on your left hand side.

Continue straight on until you reach the traffic light junction at the 'squinty bridge'.

Turn left on to the bridge and cross the river.

Turn right at the end of the bridge, through the next set of traffic lights, and continue along the road, driving past our building and car park which you will see on your right-hand side.

You will come to a junction, turn right, which takes you on to our access road. The entrance to the car park is highlighted by road markings indicating a right-turn filter lane.

By car – from M8 eastbound carriageway

Exit the M8 at Junction 24 (Helen Street). Turn left on to Helen Street at the traffic lights at the top of the off-ramp.

Continue along Helen Street until you come to a roundabout.

Go straight through the roundabout (2nd exit) – this is a continuation of Helen Street.

Continue until you come to the main junction with Govan Road.

Turn right on to Govan Road. You will pass the underground on the left.

Continue along Govan Road as the road begins to curve up to the right.

You will come to a roundabout - turn left here (1st exit).

You will now be able to see the Glasgow Science Centre and the Glasgow Tower on the left-hand side of the road, with BBC Scotland just beyond them.

Turn left at the junction before the BBC Scotland building, which will take you on to our access road. The entrance to the car park is highlighted by road markings indicating a right-turn filter lane.

By rail – walking from the Scottish Exhibition Centre low level station (10-15 minute walk)

Exit the station by climbing the stairs to street level.

Take the exit door on the right-hand side.

Once outside, to your right is the entrance to the tunnel which crosses the Clydeside Expressway. Walk through the tunnel until you exit. You will see the SECC on your right-hand side at this point.

On front of you is the Clyde Auditorium or 'Armadillo'. Walk round this building to the riverside walkway.
You will now see the pedestrian Bells Bridge and you will also be able to see BBC Scotland's Pacific Quay building on the other side of the river at this stage.

Cross the bridge, turn right at the end and walk along the length of the building.

Turn left once you reach the corner and the entrance to main reception will be in front of you.

By underground – walking from Cessnock underground station (20-25 minute walk)

Exit the underground station via the stairs, turning left at the top and walking towards Brand Street.

You will see pedestrian signs showing the way to the Glasgow Science Centre – following these will keep you going in the right direction.

Turn right on to Brand Street and walk to the end of this road.

You are now at a junction with several roads. Immediately on your left is Govan Road: cross over this road and walk on until you come to the next street, which is Lorne Street.

Turn left along this road and follow it until you come to traffic lights on the main road (also called Govan Road). You will be opposite a large red brick building at this point.

Cross the road and turn left – walk along this pavement until you see BBC Scotland on your right-hand side. Follow the line of the car park, turning right at the next roundabout, and this will bring you on to the access road up to BBC Scotland and into the main reception.

By bus

McGills service numbers 23, 23A and 26 stop on Pacific Drive near to BBC Scotland.

Stagecoach X19 departs every 10 minutes from Glasgow City Centre.

First Bus No 90 will drop passengers at the bus stop on Paisley Road West near to the junction with Lorne Street. From there it is a 7 to 10 minute walk to BBC Scotland.

By bicycle

There are cycle routes which pass by close to BBC Scotland; you can find a map of these routes on Glasgow City Council's website.

There are a limited number of bicycle racks in the square outside BBC Scotland.


Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The tour is not suitable for under 8s. All tour groups including children must have a ratio of one supervising adult to every five children.

Disabled Visitor Access

The tour is accessible to visitors requiring wheelchair access. There is no hearing loop available, but script notes can be provided if requested in advance. Guide dogs are welcome.

For your own safety and that of others on the tour, please tell us in advance if anyone in your party has mobility difficulties by phoning our booking line on on 0370 901 1227 (from outside the UK, call: +44 1732 42 7770).


Free parking is available in the BBC Scotland car park. On arrival, press the buzzer on the entrance barrier and give the lead name on the booking.


Tours last approximately two hours. Each tour involves a walk round the building, including central staircase and broadcast studios (when programme requirements permit access), and includes the chance to try reading the news and producing or acting in a "just for fun" radio drama.

Tours begin promptly so please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early for your booking.


Available to purchase from Cafe Quay in BBC Scotland's foyer.