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    Everything youll need

    by sparkieplug24 Written Apr 8, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Depends how long your staying but a suitcase or large bag

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: No matter what time of year your coming bring a mixture of clothes even in the summer it has been known to rain and be cold. So bring jumpers and a coat as well as summer stuff and dont for get your sunglasses.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: It tends to more expensive to buy toiletries here than most other place to which I have travelled. However you can buy most of this here. I would advice that you bring all medication that you need with you as what you can buy over the counter in the UK is a lot more restricted than other places and many medicines need a doctors prescription which can be very expensive.

    Photo Equipment: Bring everything you need for your equipment as we use different voltage etc.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: depends what your coming for. Remeber waterproof jacket

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  • You can probably buy it in Glasgow

    by mac-me Written Feb 2, 2005

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable shoes are an absolute must if you want to see all that this great city has on offer (unless, of course, you want to wait and buy them here!)
    Don't forget to pack an umbrella or a raincoat no matter what season you come.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Unless you have special prescription drugs you will have no problem buying all the toiletries and medical supplies you require.

    Photo Equipment: No need to over-burden yourself with photo-equipment as it is readily available in Glasgow, both in specialist shops and in other stores.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: I know I said that there are a lot of green areas in Glasgow but I wouldn't plan on camping in any of them!

    Miscellaneous: Enjoy your visit to Glasgow which has a reputation for being one of the friendliest cities in the world. You will probably find one trip will not be enough!
    The main tourist information office is in St George's Square in the city centre. In there you will get the combination of friendliness and knowledge - they will tell you all you need to know and smile at you when they're doing so!

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    by mozzymax Updated Aug 22, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Glasgow can have four seasons in one day (as the saying goes)so dress in layers and bring your sunglasses.you must bring a rain jacket as you will get rained on (god I love the scottish weather)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: you will easily find brand products but they are more expensive than the U.S.(in fact than anywhere i have travelled to).Over the counter medicine is much more limited than overseas so I would bring any drugs etc. that you take at home or you might find you need a doctor's presciption which are fairly expensive.

    Photo Equipment: I suggest you bring all the video equipment you need as europe has a different format from most places (definitely from the US).
    The supply voltage is 230v 3 pin plug so make sure any electrical items you bring can be used or bring an adaptor.

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    by KazB Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Anything goes!!!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Umbrella and wellies!!!! Even if its the middle of summer, expect the rain.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: In the summer, we get midgies. They are wee flying insects that bite and make you itchy!!! They are not dangerous or anything, just annoying. If they really like you and won't go away, most chemists sell midgie repelant for a couple of pound but it stinks!!!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There are loads of campsites but not in Glasgow. You will need to venture out towards Loch Lomand and beyond. The tourist board will give you a list off all the campsites. They are roughly gbp6-9 per tent and are usually well equiped with toilets, showers, shop etc.

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    by willbur Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Having tried numerous types of luggage I have come to the conclusion that it matters not, what type of luggage you have, carriers, especialy Airlines,have the ability to destroy anything....So....Go with what you have and pray that it gets you there in one piece!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Clothing as with most destinations, depends very much on the Season in which your trip takes place.
    It is extremely unlikely that one will ever suffer Heat Exhaustion in Glasgow but it can get quite hot while walking in the City Centre during June, July and August. Beware however, rain is never far away so carry a light weight waterproof just in case.
    Sensible walking shoes, as always are a must, the pavements are just as hard here as anywhere else.
    While baseball caps are becoming increasingly popular among the younger set, more mature persons tend to scream 'Tourist' especialy when they wear Red or Yellow ones.
    Do not contemplate visiting any part of Scotland between Septmber and April without warm clothing, or better still, buy some here, we have great Tweeds and Woolens.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I would not deem to be so presumptious as to advise Lady Travellers on Toiletries and men if they are normal, will just go with what their wives buy them.
    Medical Supplies that do not requie a Doctors prescription are available from all Chemist Shops. All Dispensing Chemists have a Pharmacist who will readily give on the spot advice on Medicines free of charge. Boots the Chemist have branches throughout the City and Suburbs and with the power of their bulk buying, offer good value for money.
    Should the worst happen, immediate Medical Treatment can be obtained from Hospitals or Infirmaries but remember, here the Department is called A & E, or Casualty not ER and to summon an Ambulance you dial 999 not 911.

    Photo Equipment: All types available in the City...but if buying any electrical appliance...remember...we have 220 volt current here.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If camping, or even taking a Country Walk,in Summer into Fall,Insect Repellant is a Must. The famed Scottish Midge can cause much discomfort...prevention is better than cure.
    Campers are advised to secure any foodstuffs as the Three Legged Haggis is a notorious Thief!!

    Miscellaneous: Apart from the Midge and their relation, The Clegg there are no Bugs or Reptiles which will cause harm to Humans.
    Those venturing further North to The Highlands should bear in mind The Adder, but a good maxim is...if you don't bother it...it won't bother you.

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    by ardhu Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Anything will do as long as its waterproof.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Always take raingear or an umbrella or both. You would be a lucky person to go to Glasgow and not see rain.In the summer the weather doesnt get very hot.65-75 (if your lucky). In winter it doesnt go below freezing very often and if it does then its by a few degrees. Nothing drastic.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Just take the usual but most of your favourite brands will be available. One of the biggest pharmacy chains is 'Boots' what it doesnt have you probably wont want.

    Photo Equipment: If you want to recharge batteries etc take a travel plug. The UK works with 240volts and three pin plugs.

    Miscellaneous: Travell plugs for anything electrical you may ahve

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    by ombre Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: FOR GOD SAKE PACK A GOOD COAT AND WARM HAT if your as dumb as me and leave a country like australai in summer and go to the uk you are going to feel cold like you don't even believe in the month of jan when your used to mid 30's c not -3c

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