This event repeats every week until 18/12/17
Scotland’s weekly skinnyswim, Turkish and sauna
Glasgow Continental offers mixed naturist use of a 21m pool, Turkish suite, steam room, saunas and relaxation areas in a friendly, welcoming environment for singles, couples, families and friends.
When & where?
Sundays 6pm to 9pm. If in doubt, phone before travelling.
Arlington Baths Club, 61 Arlington Street, Glasgow, G3 6DT
0141 332 6021
Walk: Arlington Street off Woodlands Road is located in the Woodlands area of Glasgow, between St George's Cross, Charing Cross and The University of Glasgow.
Subway: The baths are a short walk from St George's Cross subway station. The Subway closes at 6.10pm on Sundays.
Cycle: The nearest Nextbike stations are at St George's Cross and University of Glasgow (East).
Bus: First Group 4/4A, 6/6A.
4/4A - alight in Woodlands Rd and walk along Arlington St.
6/6A -alight at St George's Cross and cut through Melrose St - Queen's Cres - Ashley St - Arlington St.
Car: There is metered parking adjacent to the baths. Charge: 20p for first 30mins, then 20p per 10mins to a maximum of 3 hours (ie £3.20 for 3 hours.) Alternatively, free parking on Sundays in Woodlands Rd, Park Ave & Park Drive which are a five minute walk away.
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How much does it cost?
The entry price is £10 for adults. Family tickets are available. Towel hire is included. Glasgow Continental is free to Arlington Baths Club members.
The lockers take 20p & £1 coins.
Who can attend?
Holders of the Glasgow Continental Card, members of The Scottish Outdoor Club (SOC), British Naturism (BN) and other recognised naturist organisations including INF-FNI card holders. Members of Arlington Baths Club can attend free.
Visitors, guests and newcomers to the swim are welcome. If you do not hold one of the cards above, you must bring photo ID and proof of address eg passport & utility bill; the EU photo-driving licence covers both.
After your first time, you will need to apply for a Glasgow Continental card for return visits. From 2017, members of BN who attend the swim regularly will be asked to join Glasgow Continental to help contribute towards running costs.
On your first visit, the Arlington Baths Club will ask you to complete a health declaration.
Do I need to be naked?
There is an expectation that adults will be nude when swimming. Children can wear a swimming costume if they wish – although most don’t. You can wear a towel in the other facilities, but again most people don’t.
Will there be other women there?
Yes! Many women attend the swim, either on their own or with friends or family. Just come along - you will receive a warm welcome. Alternatively, contact our Welcoming Women co-ordinator Juliette, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the etiquette?
Shower before entering the pool and after using the hot rooms / sauna.
Towels are provided for drying and sitting/lying on.
To preserve others' privacy, phones and photography are not allowed.
Tea, coffee, hot chocolate & biscuits, Sunday newspapers and information about naturist events and holidays are available in the upstairs lounge (complimentary, but donations always welcome). Members meet there for a blether and to catch up on the latest news.
We need to leave the building by 9.00pm.
I like Glasgow Continental, how can I start coming regularly?
Next time you come, bring your ID and one passport-style photograph 15 minutes before the swim starts and you can apply for the Glasgow Continental Card. The card runs April to March and costs £5 per year for adults, £3 for young adults, U26, and fulltime students (proof of age/student status required).
FT students & U26 may gain entry to the swim for £7 each time for the first two months of their membership.
Download a form here: http://www.scotnaturist.freeservers.com/gc-apply2.doc
We recommend you apply to join BN at www.bn.org.uk/membership which gives you the quarterly magazine and many other membership benefits for around £35 per year. Your membership helps to support and promote naturism in the UK.
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