Glasgow, known as “The Dear Green Place” has more park space per head of population than any other city in the UK, and according to recent census, is the largest city in Scotland. The River Clyde runs through the centre of Glasgow.
Much of Glasgow’s history can still be seen in its grand buildings. For example, the Kelvin Hall opened as an exhibition centre in 1927. It has had various uses over the years – from hosting exhibitions, concerts and not forgetting the famous Kelvin Hall Circus. The Museum of Transport in the Kelvin Hall was moved to a new home at the Riverside Museum on the River Clyde. Currently not in use but there are plans to transform the Kelvin Hall into a large museum.
On the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow can now boast a new “Entertainment Area” with the arrival of The Hydro concert venue joining the SECC Exhibition Centre and the Armadillo Auditorium. Look across the river and you will see the Glasgow Science Centre, STV and BBC Scotland studios.
Shopping is easy in Glasgow just head along Sauchiehall Street down Buchanan Street and along Argyle Street where you will find all the shops, cafes and restaurants you need. Enjoy the musical entertaining buskers as you stroll along!
Glasgow is definitely buzzing. The City played host to the 2014 Commonwealth Games alongside a showcase of amazing cultural and musical events. A resounding success.
Explore “The Dear Green Place”, its history and its future and enjoy the friendliness and banter of the Glasgow people.
For more information about Glasgow you can check out People Make Glasgow's website - who played a big part in the Commonwealth Games.