Nearby Essential Shops and Services

By 'nearby' we mean approximately a half-mile radius: a distance that (allowing for the awkwardness of getting to and from the SEC) someone of average walking speed can get to in less than 15 minutes. We are aware that this does not apply to everyone.

In an Emergency: Call 999 on a telephone

If Urgent or Unsure: Call 111 on a telephone

Closest Accident and Emergency Unit: Queen Elizabeth Hospital

At-Con: TBC

Lateral Flow Tests can be purchased at most pharmacies at a cost of approximately £2 per test. If you have an Amazon account, they can also be purchased there and delivered to you.

Chemists in the UK primarily sell medicines and related items. They also each have a trained professional pharmacist on duty at all times when open, who is available to consult with no bookings, about a range of common ailments.

They are not a direct equivalent for the American drugstore, though many have a small food section now: often just sandwiches and bottled drinks. If food is what you're after, there are better options.

If you're in one of the local hotels then undoubtedly there will be an (expensive) wash and/or dry-clean service available. However: alternatives to this are available.

Majestic Laundrette

Very helpful staff, the machines work, laundry soap available for purchase per load. One large load, split to two dryer loads, takes about 1 1/2 hours from start to dry. Service washes (soap included) and dry cleaning both available.

Post Office

Sandyford Post Office

Sandyford Post Office is on Argyle Street. Post letters, parcels, postcards etc here, as well as being able to buy stamps, birthday and event cards, limited stationery etc.

The closest Amazon locker is named Umar, and is located in the Premier Inn just over the Clyde to the south of the SEC. It is available 24 hours per day.

The second closest locker is named Diaz and is located at the Nisa Convenience Store at 70 Lancefield Quay, G3 8JF.

If neither of those are available, then there is counter service at Kanco Newsagents at 1100 Argyle Street, G3 8LY, from 0530 to 2315 each day.

The closest UPS drop-off point is at The Fone Zone at 1153 Argyle Street, G3 8TB. Last drop-off time for express and international is 1500, for regular service 1800.

The second-closest drop-off point is at Bert's Store at 358 Paisley Road West, G51 1BG. Last drop-off time for express and international is 1500, for regular service 1100. Near to Cessnock Subway station.

Vets Now provides a 24-hour emergency veterinary care service for dogs, cats and other small animals.

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  • Last modified: 2023/10/26 10:20
  • by alan