Glasgow’s freshers were welcomed to the city with a two-day festival in George Square, despite the arrival of Storm Ali.
The Freshers Festival (19-20 September) aimed to give students who have moved to the city for university and college a taste of life in Glasgow. The tent, pitched in George Square, had brands including Dominos, Glasgow Taxis, Topolabamba, Cineworld and Citylink. Some gave away freebies, others handed out vouchers and some just wanted to welcome new students in the friendly, Glasgow way.
Glasgow Taxis – who often play an integral part in Glasgow Freshers Week, transporting students around the city to and from IKEA, and on day trips – handed out 9000 gift cards, each pre-loaded with up to £50, to spend at restaurants, shops and on Glasgow Taxi fares.
We’re here @FreshersFest today in George Square until 4pm. Come down and say hello and get some of our exclusive Glasgow Taxis goodies! #freshersfest #freshersfestival2018 #glasgow #students pic.twitter.com/BnN99tAEvX
— Glasgow Taxis Ltd (@glasgow_taxis) September 20, 2018
Glasgow Taxis are also offering other student benefits, including a 20 per cent discount for anyone signing up for a Student Taxi Account, and promoted their Safe Taxi scheme, where those who find themselves without money or a debit card can still get home safely using their student card. Simply show your student card to the driver, who will take you home and the next day, head to your student union to pay your fare.
The weather on Wednesday put a dampener on things, with winds of up to 75 miles per hour meaning the festival had to be shut down early. This didn’t stop the brands coming back and better than ever on Thursday, with more energy and freebies.