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Have you thought about how to get all your luggage to Uni in Scotland?

Below you will find hints and tips on travelling hassle and stress free to your university with Send My Bag

Are you going to study at university in Scotland for the first time? Or are you returning to university after the summer break? Either way, you will need to get all your possessions to Scotland in time for the start of the new term. You will have plenty of other things to sort out too, such as arranging this year's accommodation in halls of residence or in rented accommodation. Did you know that you can have your possessions transported to Scotland for you, right to your accomodation, with Send MyBag? Have a look below for more advice on sending luggage to Scotland. You can also learn more about your university and find out how to travel there.

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The University of Edinburgh

About The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh was established in 1582 and has seen an enormous wealth of world-leading academics pass through its doors. One of its researchers’ claims to fame is the creation of Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal to be genetically cloned from an adult cell. The University of Edinburgh is today ranked as number 29 in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2015. The University counts over 9,400 international students (2013/14) among its student body.

Getting to The University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Airport offers routes to many cities across the UK and international destinations.

The city centre can be reached from the airport via the 100 bus or using the tram service.

All major train and coach networks also include routes to Edinburgh. Trains arrive at Edinburgh Waverley Station in the city centre and coaches arrive at St Andrews Square Bus Station, also in the city centre.

Once in the city centre, the university campuses are not far away, with all accessible via local bus networks.

Sending your bags to The University of Edinburgh

Why not send your bags to The University of Edinburgh in order to save yourself plenty of hassle. At Sendmybag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

If you are staying in student accommodation it is important to note the rules relating to the delivery of luggage. The University of Edinburgh only allows luggage to be sent to you once you have checked into your accommodation, as they do not have storage facilities.

University of Glasgow

About the University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow was established in 1451, making it the 4th oldest university in the UK. It is part of the prestigious Russell Group and is ranked 55th in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2014. The University is also rated 4th in the UK for international student satisfaction and is host to almost 7000 international students (2013/14) from over 120 countries. The University has some illustrious alumni, among them the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon.

Getting to the University of Glasgow

Glasgow International Airport offers routes to major cities in Europe, the UK, North America and the Middle East. There is a bus service (747) that runs from the airport to a stop close to the University (7 miles away).

Edinburgh International Airport could also be used (42 miles away from the University). There is a bus service (Citylink Air) to the main bus station in Glasgow at Buchanan Street.

The Buchanan Bus Station is also the main stop for many coaches from numerous towns and cities across the UK.

A subway runs from a stop close to the bus station to a stop close to the main university campus at Hillhead.

Intercity links Glasgow to major destinations in the UK. The train will stop at either Glasgow Queen Street or Glasgow Central. These are each served by a subway stop (Buchanan Street and St Enoch Street, respectively).

The subway runs to stops close to the University. The main station for the University is Hillhead. Or, Kelvinhall or Kelvinbridge stations may be more convenient for some locations.

Bus services 4 and 4A also run through the main campus from the city centre.

Sending your bags to the University of Glasgow

Why not save yourself the hassle of dragging your luggage on public transport or waiting at baggage carousels by sending your luggage to the University of Glasgow. You will also avoid those nasty excess baggage fees. At Sendmybag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

If sending to the University of Glasgow student accommodation you should be aware of the facilities available to receive your luggage and whether or not you can send your bags to the accommodation in advance of your arrival or whether you must be there to receive them in person.

The University of Strathclyde

about the university of strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde started out in 1796 as Anderson University after a bequest was left by visionary educator Professor John Anderson to start a second higher education institution in Glasgow that would be ‘a place of useful learning’ for people of any gender or social class. The University soon became renowned for its technological training and research. In the 1960s the University expanded its focus by merging with the Scottish College of Commerce. It was in 1964 that the University was granted its Royal Charter and it became the University of Strathclyde. The University performs well in higher education rankings, and recently received a five-star rating from QS.

getting to the university of strathclyde

Glasgow International Airport offers routes to major cities in Europe, the UK, North American and the Middle East. Edinburgh also offers many route options and is only 1 hour’s drive away from Glasgow.

There are regular airport buses from Glasgow International into Glasgow city centre.

There are also many rail and coach links to Glasgow from other UK cities. For example, there is a direct GNER link from Edinburgh Waverley and London King’s Cross to Glasgow Central Station. Most coaches stop at Buchanan Street bus and coach station.

You can use the Glasgow underground railway to reach the John Anderson Campus of the University. The nearest stop is Buchanan Street. A train also runs from just outside the John Anderson Campus (High Street) to the Jordanhill Campus.

sending your bags to the university of strathclyde

Why not save yourself the hassle of dragging your luggage on public transport or waiting at baggage carousels by sending your luggage. You will also avoid those nasty excess baggage fees. SendMyBag ships luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

If sending to University of Strathclyde student accommodation you should be aware of the facilities available to receive your luggage. Strathclyde Residence Services state that the Village Office (where post is received and sorted) is unable to accept items that need to be signed for. You should, therefore, ensure that you are in residence to receive your bags yourself and that SendMyBag holds a valid phone number for you and that your phone is switched on, on the day your bags are due to arrive.

The University of St Andrews

about the university of st andrews

St Andrews was the first university to be established in Scotland and it is the 3rd oldest in the English-speaking world. It was founded in 1413 as a seat of education for Scottish students who had previously been forced to travel to England for their higher education. Today the University is a research-led institution and was recently ranked best in Scotland for its research publications. This means that undergraduate students are taught by staff who are prominent within their field of research. With a relatively small student population, class sizes are small. Yet, despite the small student body, there are nonetheless 7,200 students from overseas.

getting to the university of st andrews

The closest airport to St Andrews is Edinburgh International. You can reach St Andrews from the airport by taking the Airlink bus to the centre of Edinburgh and then the train to Leuchars.

Leuchars train station is 6 miles outside of St Andrews. A taxi rank is available close to the station.

One of the best transport solutions in the area is to travel by bus. You can catch a bus from Leuchars to St Andrews bus station, using service numbers X99A/B/C/D or 92.

Buses also run from Edinburgh to St Andrews: X58, X59, X60, and from Glasgow: X24, X26, X27. These are all Stage Coach services. 

sending your bags to the university of st andrews

Why not send your bags to the University of St Andrews and save yourself the hassle of check-in, baggage carousels and dragging your luggage on public transport. At SendMyBag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

If you are staying at student residences, you should check what facilities are available for receiving your luggage and whether or not you can send your bags in advance of your arrival. It is best to be in residence before the arrival date of your luggage so that you can receive it in person.

Glasgow Caledonian University

About glasgow caledonian university

Glasgow Caledonian University became a university in 1993 but has origins that go back to 1875. It is today one of Scotland’s largest universities with around18, 000 students. These include students from over 100 countries. The University is frequently ranked among the best modern universities in the UK. In 2012 the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency ranked Caledonian as Scotland’s 2nd best university in terms of graduate employability.

getting to glasgow caledonian university

Glasgow International Airport offers routes to major cities in Europe, the UK, North America and the Middle East.

A shuttle bus (First 500) takes you from just outside Glasgow Airport to Glasgow city centre.

Edinburgh International Airport could also be used (42 miles away from the University). There is a bus service (Citylink Air) to the main bus station in Glasgow at Buchanan Street.

The Buchanan Bus Station is also the main stop for many coaches from many towns and cities across the UK.

Intercity links Glasgow to major destinations in the UK. The train will stop at either Glasgow Queen Street or Glasgow Central. These are each served by a subway stop (Buchanan Street and St Enoch Street, respectively).

Caledonian is situated on a single campus in Glasgow city centre. It is within walking distance of Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central railway stations, as well as Buchanan Bus Station and the underground.

sending your bags to glasgow caledonian university

Why not send your bags to Glasgow Caledonian University in order to save yourself the hassle of dragging bags onto public transport or waiting at bag drop or luggage carousels. You can also avoid excess baggage fees. At SendMyBag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

If you are staying in student accommodation it is important to note the rules relating to the delivery of luggage. It is advised that you are in residence before your bags are due to arrive so that you can take receipt of them yourself. Make sure SendMyBag has your correct phone number so that the driver can contact you if necessary.

The University of Aberdeen

about the university of aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495, by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen, making it Scotland’s third oldest university and the fifth oldest in the UK. The University started life as King’s College, which is still part of the University today. Aberdeen performs well in league tables and is ranked 79th out of 750 universities worldwide for its research performance, in the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2014. Among the University’s 16,500 students, there are at least 120 nationalities.

getting to the university of aberdeen

Aberdeen’s international airport offer routes throughout the UK and Europe. You can reach Aberdeen City Centre by taking a bus from outside the terminal to Aberdeen Bus Station (Jet Service 727).

Aberdeen is also linked to other major UK destinations by coach and train. The coach/ bus and train station are beside each other, next to Union Square Shopping Centre in the city centre.

To get from the city centre to the Old Aberdeen Campus or Hillhead Halls of Residence you can take bus no. 20 from Littlejohn Street. Note that Aberdeen buses require correct change.

To reach the Foresterhill Campus from the city centre, take bus no. 5/5A from Union Street, leaving the bus at Cornhill Road. Or, bus no. 59 will take you to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

sending your bags to the university of aberdeen

Why not send your bags to The University of Aberdeen in order to save yourself the hassle of dragging bags onto public transport or waiting at bag drop or luggage carousels. You can also avoid excess baggage fees. At SendMyBag we ship luggage around the world, allowing international students to send their bags to their university accommodation. We not only offer international student shipping but also shipping for domestic students across the UK.

If you are staying in student accommodation it is important to note the rules relating to the delivery of luggage. It is advised that you are in residence before your bags are due to arrive so that you can take receipt of them yourself. Make sure SendMyBag has your correct phone number so that the driver can contact you if necessary.

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