Glasgow has a buzz, a soul and a personality that some of its
better-looking, more upmarket contemporaries may lack.
It's not just the Victorian architecture and wild nightlife that
blows away visitors to Glasgow - it's the down-to-earth, friendly,
sincerity of the people. And they're a creative bunch to boot. A
recent 2011 survey showed that Glasgow is home to a large
proportion of Scotland's creative community.
Glasgow's three universities, School of Art and countless
colleges mean that the city provides thousands of graduates each
year, with qualifications directly relevant to the creative
industries. And, as well as teeming with young, fresh talent
there's an excellent nightlife, music scene and countless happening
bars, restaurants and cafés. For instance, did you know that
Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music and is hosting the MOBO awards in
2011, 2013 and 2014.
Add to this the sporting events, including the Commonwealth
Games in 2014, and festivals such as the West End
Festival, or the O2 Glasgow Mela, and the 3,456 live music
performances taking place every year (excluding clubbing), which is
an average of nine performances every day!
Glasgow's cultural activities
For when you're all danced-out there's also a glut of daytime
cultural treats to inspire and make you feel clever, like the
Science Centre, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art,
Burrell Collection or even the new Riverside Museum which takes you
on a tour of Scotland's transport systems.
Or failing that, a quick journey out of the city takes you to
breathtaking scenery and a whole host of outdoor activities.
It's no wonder that Glasgow attracts the third largest number of
tourists in the UK, with only capital cities London and Edinburgh
Find out more about Glasgow: Scotland with style.
* Source: Glasgow Life