Glasgow

People make Glasgow – so the saying goes. And it͛s true, you'll struggle to find a warmer welcome.

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But Glasgow is also home to exquisite architecture, fascinating museums and a pulsating nightlife. With a live music and festival scene to rival any in the UK and the country's great wilderness on its doorstep, Glasgow has serious character.

Events

Glasgow’s universities, the Glasgow Science Centre and the Scottish Event Campus, encompassing the Armadillo and the SSE Hydro make the city a popular conference destination. Visiting for a conference? Search for your Glasgow hotel and book ahead.

From traditional music to belly laughs, Glasgow gives its eastern neighbour Edinburgh a run when it comes to festivals.

Celtic Connections every January brings together folk, roots and world music for a rousing programme of concerts, ceilidhs and impromptu pub performances that chase away the dark winter evenings.

Burns Night on 25 January is the national day of celebration to mark the birth, life, and song and poems of Robert Burns. There are Burns Suppers to be found across the city – be prepared to find grown men crying into their dram over 18th-century lost love.

Glasgow gave us Sir Billy Connolly and Frankie Boyle. The Glasgow International Comedy Festival brings together big-name comics and emerging talent every March.

The West End Festival in June is a three-week arts treat topped off with a flamboyant Mardi Gras-style parade, matched in July with art, drama, dance and comedy at the Merchant City Festival.

The pipes and drums come out to play every August, at the World Pipe Band Championships.