RNLI Annual General Meeting 2017

We’re taking our AGM on the road again and this year it will be held at the SEC in Glasgow on Thursday 1 June 2017.

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow

Photo: Marc Turner/PFM Pictures

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow

Official notifications were sent to all Governors on Friday 24 February, with details on how to book places. 

If you’re a Governor and you haven’t received your notification, please contact the Events Team and we can give you all the information you need and take your booking if you wish to join us.

Just call us on 0300 300 9995 (UK) or 01 895 1850 (Ireland), or email events@rnli.org.uk.

Although only Governors are eligible to vote at the meeting, anyone is welcome to attend. Please contact us if you’d like to book a place. Spaces are limited so seats will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Scottish Annual Meeting will take place after the AGM at the same venue and you’re welcome to attend both events. Please make your preferences clear when you contact us, as we need to monitor numbers for both events.

You can download the notice of the RNLI AGM and the RNLI Annual Report and Accounts 2016.

You can also download the Additional Information booklet which includes the minutes of the last meeting and details of Council Members proposing to be elected and re-elected.

Can’t attend? Don’t worry!

If you can't make it to Glasgow, we're hosting live broadcasts (of the AGM only) at:

  • Hill Dickinson, The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EW
  • RNLI College, West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HZ (college tours available)
  • Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin (lifeboat and station viewings available)

To book places at one of the life broadcast venues, please call the Events Team on 0300 300 9995, or on 01 895 1850 if you are calling from Ireland.

If you're unable to attend any of the locations, a recording of the AGM will be uploaded to this page on Friday 2 June. You can catch up on a summary of our charity's work in 2016 and celebrate the achievements of our crews, lifeguards and fundraisers.

Why Glasgow?

We like to give Governors all across the country the opportunity to attend the AGM, so by taking the show on the road again this year, we hope some of our most northerly supporters will join us!

There’s never been a more exciting time to be in Glasgow. With its legendary music scene, architectural heritage, sporting prowess and retail strength, Glasgow has earned a global reputation as a world-class visitor destination.

A vibrant and welcoming city, Glasgow is justifiably renowned for the friendliness, warmth and humour of its people. 

How can I get to the SEC Glasgow?

Glasgow lies at the heart of a major air, rail, sea and road network:


Glasgow Airport (GLA) serves most major international airlines and is located 8 miles (13km) west of the SEC.

  • Airport buses run from the airport to Glasgow city centre up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, and take approximately 25 minutes. They vary in price but, as a guide, the Airport Express is £7.50 into the town centre.
  • You can make a booking with Glasgow Taxis on +44 (0) 141 429 7070.
  • Glasgow Airport Taxis are located immediately outside the terminal building or can be booked by calling +44 (0) 141 889 1813.
  • The airport also has an SPT Travel Desk, located at Domestic Arrivals (check-in), where staff can provide you with details of buses and taxis.

Get more information at Traveline Scotland, Scotland's public transport information website.


Glasgow Central Station links Glasgow by rail to all UK cities. Glasgow Queen Street Station operates routes mainly to central and northern Scotland. The main UK train companies operating in Scotland are:

For people wanting to do their own research, People Make Glasgow is ideal for introductory information, including how to get here, getting around, accommodation and things to do. 


Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh with the M8, England on the M74, Stirling with the M80 and the west coast of Scotland with the M77. The city's venues and hotels are comfortably accessed by road.

If you are using a SAT NAV, the SEC can be found at Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW.

Car parking

The SEC car park

Photo: Becky Nelson

The SEC car park

Leave the M8 at junction 19 and join the westbound Clydeside Expressway (A814). Westbound on the Expressway (A814), take the cut off for the campus. 

Turn left at traffic lights and take the right lane to access multi-storey parking. 

View a map and car parking charges here.

Disabled parking 

All of the pay and display car parks in the area are free of charge if you display a valid disabled badge. All of the barrier car parks have designated disabled bays, although payment of the car park tariff is required before you exit.

Shuttle buggy

Even though it’s only a short walk from the multi-story car park, a shuttle buggy will be available to take people to the SEC Centre. Further information will be available in your joining instructions if you book a place.

Other useful information

If you’re considering extending your stay in Glasgow, the following links may also be useful:

A note about changes to the venue

Some of you may have noticed that our chosen venue has recently launched a new brand and company name. It is now known as the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) and each venue as SEC Centre, SEC Armadillo and The SSE Hydro.

The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre has been a Glasgow institution since 1985, joined by the Clyde Auditorium in 1997 and most recently by The SSE Hydro in 2013. In the last year 258 events were staged across the campus and the team felt it was time for a new brand to integrate their venues as one.

This does not affect our event, this is just for information. However, if you’d like to know more, please visit the new SEC website.