Glasgow is Scotlands largest city and is
surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in
Western Europe, made famous down the years in verse and
song. Today, the city has emerged as the cultural,
commercial and convention capital of Scotland.
The finest specimen of Victorian architecture in
Europe according to the late poet laureate Sir John
Betjeman, the city made ships and gigantic locomotives
and powerful machines. But most of all, it made friends.
Glasgows ability to marry tradition and
innovation coupled with its advantageous associations
with Europe and North America make it the ideal location
for national and international events, large or small.
With award winning museums, fabulous shopping and
restaurants that allow you to eat in a different country
every night, it has become the number one tourist
destination in Scotland.
Daniel Defoe's 'beautifullest little city' has been
lovingly restored. This is the city of Victorian opulence
and Mackintosh austerity with everything from Georgian
and Regency elegance thrown in for good measure. Here too
is the cultural heart of Scotland en fete 52 weeks of the
year. Here you will find a mixture of the Great Indoors
and the Great Outdoors to suit every taste. Live theatre,
a packed concert programme international sporting events,
pop festivals, arts festivals, shopping festivals-from
international designer houses to souvenir shops. Hardly
surprising that the readers of Conde Nast Traveller voted
Glasgow - Best UK City 1998.
The world has been meeting in Glasgow for over a
hundred years. In 1888 eleven million visitors attended
the International Exhibition of Industry, Science and
Art. Nine million visitors came to the Glasgow
International Exhibition of 1901 and the Empire
Exhibition of 1938 attracted over thirteen million
The tradition has continued with the city hosting the
National Garden Festival in 1988, the Cultural Capital of
Europe in 1990 and the UK City of Architecture and Design
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Take time out from busy meetings to sample the magic
of Scotland. Recreation of the mind and refreshment for
the spirit. The mystery of mountains and glens. Dark
lochs and mile upon mile of unspoilt coastline. Just one
visit and the spell is cast.
Sense the history as you explore the medieval castles
and battlegrounds, the splendid baronial towers or the
lavish Victorian hunting lodges and stately homes.
Sample the cuisine that has made Scotland
internationally renowned. Fresh seafood, superb game and
beef. And sample that other spirit of refreshment that
began life in the highland burn and grew to maturity as a
fine malt whisky in the ancient distillery.
For the more energetic there are superb sailing waters
and world famous salmon and trout rivers. And of course,
there is golf. The championship courses at Turnberry,
Gleneagles, Royal Troon and St. Andrews are the envy of
the world and within easy reach.
and most images on this page used courtesy of Greater
Glasgow & Clyde Valley Tourist Board Convention