Glasgow Ultimate



Due to popular demand, we’re excited to expand to a weekend-long tournament this year on Saturday 31st of August and Sunday 1st September 2024. You’ll experience two days of matches at the stunning Airthrey Pitches at University of Stirling and a night-out in the picturesque city of Stirling.

Registration is now open

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Registration closes midnight Friday 21st June. Confirmed teams will be notified by email before Monday 24th June.

Below we’ve provided information to help you plan your weekend. Please do not book anything until your space is confirmed.

If you have any other queries then please get in touch with us via glasgowultimate@gmail.com or you’ll find links to all our social media at the foot of the page.

  • 7-aside full mixed, Gender ratio rule A (ABBA), Grass pitches with room for 16 teams
  • Proposed format would be 4 pools of 4 with 60 minutes games. Pool play and 5-12 crossover on Saturday, brackets and finals on Sunday.
  • First game: 9am Saturday 31st August (TBC)
  • Last game end: 4pm Sunday 1st September (TBC)
  • This tournament is the final event of Scottish Ultimate’s club league, Tartan Tour. We expect that 8 spaces will be allocated to those teams participating in the Tartan Tour, with the remaining 8 places available to all.
  • Payment details will be sent out with team confirmation emails. 
  • Please pay your team fee AND two player fees to confirm your place by Friday 5th July.

 

  • Team fee: £125
  • Player fee: £15

 

  • Please pay your player fees by Friday 19th July
  • Player fees paid after this will incur a late fee of 10%.
  • We will have access to the Sports Pavilion during our pitch bookings and at least 30 mins before and after. This building is a short walk from the pitches. 
  • All toilets, changing rooms, showers and drinking water are located in the pavillion. 
  • The Airthrey pitches themselves are an open area with little shelter.
  • We will aim to have some capacity to refill drinking water at the TD station but the majority will need to use the pavillion.

 

  
  • We are discussing with Stirling University about the possibility of catering trucks/similar near the pitches/Sports Pavilion. (Food is not included in the tournament fees).
  • There are numerous cafes and pubs within easy walking distance of the venue in nearby Bridge of Allan, as well as a Co-op supermarket (c. 20 min walk / 3 min drive). 

Stirling University have a great section on their website detailing how to get to their campus: https://www.stir.ac.uk/about/getting-here/ 

By public transport

  • The nearest train stations are Stirling (1 hour walk to pitches) and Bridge of Allan (~40min walk).
  • Both have direct train links to Glasgow (c.30 mins, c.£11 return) and Edinburgh (c.1 hour, c.£12 return). 
  • Buy tickets in the station or buy them on the ScotRail website or Trainline app.
  • Some journeys require you to change in Stirling to reach Bridge of Allan.
  • From Stirling, the 52 bus takes you to the back entrance of the university. It runs every 30 mins.
  • Alternatively, the UniLink bus takes you from Stirling to campus. It runs every 20 mins.
  • Buses are less frequent from Bridge of Allan. The 54 bus takes you to the university. It runs once an hour.
  • Day passes on these buses cost about £6. 
  • Single tickets will vary depending on the exact journey. Many buses have contactless payment but will probably also take cash.
  • The pitches are 15/20 minute walk from any bus stops on campus.

By car

  • From the Stirling University website:
  • “From the East, South or West, take the M9 to Junction 11. At the junction, there is a roundabout which marks the end of the M9. From here you should take the exit for Bridge of Allan, follow the road through the town itself, and after about 200 metres you will find the University entrance on the left.
  • From the North take the A9 to the same roundabout and follow the same route through Bridge of Allan as above.”
  • The nearest location to the pitches on Google Maps is Airthrey Castle. Continue past the castle for a minute or so and the pavilion will be on your right.

Parking

  • There is parking available next to the Sports Pavilion. Feel free to park in any of the other available designated car parks nearby (see above for campus map).
  • There is no charge for parking on campus at weekends.

By air

  • The nearest airports are Edinburgh and Glasgow. 
  • There are very straight-forward public transport links to Stirling and Bridge of Allan from both. 
  • Edinburgh Airport: the 909 bus takes you straight from the airport to Stirling in about an hour. Or stay on for 10 more mins to reach Bridge of Allan.
  • Glasgow Airport: the 500 Airport Express takes you into the centre of Glasgow, then there is a direct train through to Stirling or Bridge of Allan.

Hotels and Hostels

  1. Stirling Youth Hostel – 2.3 miles from the pitches – beds from £24.50 per night. The 4-star VisitScotland accredited Stirling Youth Hostel is set in the grounds of Erskine Church, just a short walk from historic Stirling Castle, high above the town centre, with views over the surrounding area. The hostel offers a range of comfortable en-suite rooms and spacious shared accommodation, many with views over the surrounding countryside. 
  2. Stirling Court Hotel – 0.5 miles from the pitches – rooms from £89 per night. Located within the University of Stirling campus and 10 minutes’ drive from Stirling city centere. The 3 star hotel has a bar and restaurant, and guests have access to the located university grounds and a modern gym.
  3. Premier Inn Stirling City Centre hotel – 2.4 miles from the pitches – family rooms from £135 per night. A budget hotel chain in the nearby city centre.
  4. Holiday Inn Express Stirling – 3.3 miles from pitches – family rooms from £269 per night. A budget hotel chain in the nearby city centre. 

Camping and Glamping:

  1. Witches Craig Caravan & Camping Park – 1 mile from pitches – from £12 per night. The 2015 AA awarding winning “Scottish Campsite of the Year” is situated at the foot of the Ochil Hills under the watchful gaze of the nearby National Wallace Monument. 
  2. Blair Drummond Caravan Park – 8 miles from pitches – from £7.50 per night. A sheltered walled garden set amidst beautiful mature woodland in Stirlingshire with a range of accommodation available from glamping pods to camping.

Other options:

  1. Airbnb – explore a wealth of options for bigger and smaller groups
  2. Beechwood Scouts – TBC