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November 2021

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COP26 1-12 NOVEMBER, 2021


ROM the 1st – 12th November 2021, Glasgow will host the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference. It’s officially known as the 26th Conference of Parties, or COP26. The climate talks will be the biggest international summit the UK has ever hosted; bringing together over 30,000 delegates including heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change.

This COP in particular is an extraordinary opportunity to set a path towards a future that is sustainable for us and our planet in the wake of a global pandemic. Glasgow Science Centre will put you at the epicentre of this event, as it unfolds on a global stage. Make sure you get involved in the conversation on social media using #OurWorldOurImpact. Glasgow has a global reputation and proven track record of successfully delivering large international events, such as the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships making it the perfect location for the summit. COP26 OFFICIAL WEBSITE GET READY GLASGOW CLIMATE FRINGE EVENTS SMALL 99 - COP26 For Small Business PLATE UP FOR GLASGOW CLIMATE HUB UK GLASGOW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CLIMATE HUB ZERO WASTE SCOTLAND NET ZERO SCOTLAND KEEP SCOTLAND BEAUTIFUL THE CLIMATE COALITION

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Getting in the Zone ...


osted in Glasgow, COP26 will be delivered across two sites - the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) (referred to as the Blue Zone) and the Glasgow Science Centre (known as the Green Zone).

The Blue Zone is a UN-managed space which hosts the negotiations. The space brings together delegations from 197 Parties, alongside observer organisations to share their stories at panel discussions, side events, exhibits, and cultural events. All attendees within the Blue Throughout the duration of the Green Zone, there will be a range of organisations featured representing voices across the UK and world. Come and discover the best of climate science and action from: ∞ ActionAid International ∞ Action for Global Health Networ (coordinating on behalf of broader coalition of organisations) ∞ Arup & C40 Cities ∞ Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation ∞ COP26 UK University Network ∞ Envision Virgin Racing ∞ Glasgow City Council ∞ Global Alliance of Territorial Communities ∞ PUBLIC ∞ Racing the King Tide ∞ Space4Climate ∞ Surround Vision ∞ UNEP’s Playing for the Planet Alliance supported by UN-REDD and UKIE ∞ United Kingdom Research & Innovation (UKRI) ∞ Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) ∞ WWF-UK ∞ YOUNGO; Children and Youth constituency of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Innovative spaces and experiences will be hosted by our Principal Partners:

GlaxoSmithKline, Hitachi, Microsoft, National Grid, Natwest Group, Reckitt, Sainsburys, Scottish Power, SSE, Sky and Unilever

Zone must be accredited by the UNFCCC. The Green Zone is managed by the UK Government, and is a platform for the general public, youth groups, civil society, academia, artists, business and others to have their voices heard through events, exhibitions, workshops and talks that promote dialogue, awareness, education and commitments. From 1-12 November 2021, the COP26 Green Zone will be open to the public at the Glasgow Science Centre.

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Creative exhibits will be on site brought by: ∞ Glasgow School of Art ∞ Lost Woods Project ∞ Mark Weighton (UK Artist) & PlastECOwood ∞ Nature’s Odyssey ∞ Otrivin Air Bubble ∞ The Studio of Oliver Jeffers ∞ "The Food Waste Effect" by Itamar Gilboa x Hellmann’s Leading technology will be highlighted at the venue featuring: ∞ Artemis Technologies ∞ Britishvolt (Power by Britishvolt Ltd) ∞ Energise Africa ∞ Fusion Energy (UKAEA, First Light Fusion, Tokamak Energy) ∞ Glass Futures ∞ ITM Power ∞ Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology, University of Lincoln ∞ Naked Energy Ltd

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∞ Ryse ∞ Tees Valley Combined Authority Group ∞ The Kensa Group Limited Additionally, there will be an exciting electric and hydrogen vehicle showcase for visitors to explore. ∞ DAF Trucks ∞ Ford ∞ Global System Mobile Association (GSMA) ∞ JCB ∞ Mini ∞ Oceanways ∞ Polestar ∞ Rolls-Royce ∞ Switch Mobility ∞ Wrightbus We are also pleased to host two existing exhibitions from within the Glasgow Science Centre. ∞ Polar Zero ∞ Reimagining Museums for Climate Action


Growing a green small business ... COP26 for Small Business brought to Glasgow by


mall99 have a mission to guide 1 Million Micro Businesses to Net Zero by 2025 and believe that while 96% of businesses in the UK are small businesses they are being overlooked in favour of the easier task of encouraging big business to net zero. A spokesman for Small99 said: "COP26 is rapidly approaching, and there is one voice

missing from the table: Small Businesses. "Large corporations are starting to throw their weight behind the event which is welcomed, but if we are to see real change instilled in the Climate Movement, everyone needs to be involved. "This includes the 96% of UK businesses that have less than nine employees. In the US, this

figure is 92%. These are huge chunks of the global economy that currently lack any voice or representation at COP26." To better enable small businesses to play their vital role in the battle for the environment Small99 are highlighting a number of special events to mark Cop26 and to allow small business owners to take part, take heart and learn how they can play their role.

What's on for small businesses at COP26 November 2: Scottish International Week 2021 A week-long online conference uniting Scottish leaders from around the world who can share their experience, their insight, and how we together can support Scottish business. Learn From Other Green Businesses Be inspired by guest speakers from a range of sectors and learn how your business could save energy and money while reducing its environmental impact.

November 3: Net Zero For Small Business: How to Reach Net Zero in 6 Months Learn what Net Zero means for your business. In this two hour workshop, learn all the skills and knowledge you need to tackle your carbon emissions and achieve Net Zero. COP26 Small Business Meetup: People, Planet, Pint Come along and meet like minded business owners and professionals all working towards Net Zero. No agenda, workshops or webinars. Just chat over some nibbles and beers. November 3-11: The New York Times Climate Hub Created to coincide with the COP26 summit, The New York Times Climate Hub is a physical and virtual space where influential leaders and thinkers join forces with the wider community to debate, discuss and discover actionable climate strategies. November 5: The Net Zero Roadshow Hosted by Glasgow City Council & GreenFleetHear from experts from Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, Glasgow City Council, Crown Commercial Service, SMMT and Association of Fleet Professionals, plus case studies and

presentations. Take advantage of the 30 minute test drives in both cars and vans. November 8-10 Sustainable Innovation Forum Our platform offers all stakeholders the opportunity to have a tangible impact at COP, helping forge the cross sector, public-private partnerships essential for transformational change. November 8-11: Climate Action Innovation Zone The Innovation Zone organised by Climate Action in partnership with Scottish Enterprise is an example of the importance of public-private partnerships in addressing climate change. November 11: Hydrogen Transition Summit We hear from influential international speakers working on hydrogen projects and programmes as well as those developing energy and financial policies. Sessions will share innovations, ideas and case studies. Agri Food Transition Summit With the technical collaboration of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Climate Action presents the Agri – Food Transition Summit during COP26.

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Holyrood Fringe Festival


olyrood’s COP26 Fringe events will take place over four days (Wed 3rd – Sat 6th November) in the centre of Glasgow, with each day exploring a different theme. This will be a family friendly Eco-Fair with useful information and activities to help us reduce our carbon footprint and improve the environment.

Day themes: Wednesday 3rd: Diversity & Inclusion in Climate Change Discussions and Decisions Thursday 4th: Climate Change & Technology Friday 5th: Nature & the Environment

The Festival will end on Saturday evening with the Green Giant Awards Dinner, that recognises and celebrates champions in Scotland who have made significant contributions in areas discussed over the four days, and a ceilidh.

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Saturday 6th: Scotland’s Role in Delivering a Net-Zero World

First Bus Glasgow Depot leads the way on green transport for COP26 F

irst Bus have teamed up with Octopus Energy & Hitachi Europe - Principal partner of COP26, to deliver a showcase ‘Together for our Planet’ event. First Glasgow Caledonia Depot is now a rapid EV charging hub offering delegates & guests free rapid state-of-the-art charges for their electric vehicles (EVs) The event will show how bus depots can be transformed into fleet charging hubs, accelerating the transition to zero emission

Getting there ... the green way The Caledonia Depot is at 100 Cathcart Rd, Glasgow G42 7BH. You can get to the First Electric Juice Depot by electric car if you would like to come and park in one of the 22 charging spots. You can, alternatively, use the First electric shuttle bus, which will be running between the COP26 Green Zone, city centre and the site every half an hour.

fleets with immersive virtual reality & cinema experience of the future of transport. Seats are filling up on board the COP26 ‘Together for Our Planet’ showcase hosted by First Bus, Octopus Energy and Hitachi Europe – principal partner of COP26. Go one step greener at the immersive event held from 1st to 11th November in the southside of Glasgow as the First Bus Caledonia Depot is transformed into a futuristic hub, set in 2035. The event is also home to an EV rapid charging facility, free to all attending delegates. The chargers, which can replenish an average family EV in around 30 minutes, are available to all on a firstcome-first-serve basis, with bookable charging slots for VIPs.

vehicles. The ambitious collaboration will show how First Bus, with investment also from Transport Scotland, is transforming its bus depot into one of the UK’s largest electric fleet charging stations. It will be accessible through the Octopus Energy’s Electric Juice Network and has the potential for over 150 vehicles to be quickly recharged at a time. First Glasgow will also operate a shuttle service between the green zone and the depot as well as between the site and the city centre.

The event on the future of green transport will send delegates and guests into the future through the magical world of virtual reality. The space will also host a drive-in cinema for those charging EV Come visit the depot during COP26 and experience: Free electric vehicle charging - 22 rapid chargers Drive in cinema - showcasing a documentary about the future of transport Virtual reality experience of the future depot Earth conscious refreshments Guest speakers from the energy and transport sectors


reen Tourism is proud to be working G with Glasgow Convention Bureau, Greater Glasgow Hoteliers Association, and Scottish Enterprise to showcase the City’s commitment to sustainability. COP26 is expected to be the world’s most significant climate change event since the 2015 Paris Agreement. It will see up to 200 Heads of Government and up to 30,000 delegates meet in

Creating a sustainable recovery in tourism is critical for Glasgow to emerge from this pandemic and be back welcoming international visitors and the accommodation sector must be part of this journey by putting their green foot forward and leading the way. SE is supporting Green Tourism for Glasgow and the hotel sector to show that the city means business when it comes to delivering sustainable policies. Sallyann Tindall, Scottish Enterprise

Green Tourism promotes greener ways for businesses and organisations to operate, by offering our members advice on:

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Glasgow to agree a new international climate change treaty. With the City ranked 4th in the prestigious Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDSI) and with over 100 businesses proudly displaying their Green Tourism Award, Glasgow is already well positioned to welcome the thousands of environmentally aware delegates in November this year.

● Reducing energy use ● Saving water ● Efficient & eco-friendly waste disposal ● Ethical buying ● Staying local & seasonal ● Minimising food miles ● Promoting biodiversity outlook from top to bottom Green Tourism accreditation is recognised by the hotel industry and customers alike as a quality standard of sustainability best practice. In the year of COP26, it is now more important than ever for Glasgow’s hotel community to drive their sustainability agenda by promoting their green credentials to customers and delegates. Janice Fisher, Greater Glasgow Hoteliers Association

From 1-12 November 2021, Glasgow will host the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). To prepare for delegates arriving as guests in our city, we have an opportunity to showcase the sustainable efforts of the Tourism and Events industry who are doing their part, as businesses, to mitigate the effects of the climate crisis. Aileen Crawford, Glasgow Convention Bureau


he focus for 2021 is creating three Climate Action Blueprints - for Tour Operators, Accommodation Providers and Destinations. They will enable anyone in these sectors to deliver their Climate Action Plans. The blueprints will combine the frameworks, tools, best practice and resources required for delivering Climate Action Plans that align tourism with the need to reduce global emissions by at least half by 2030 and keep global warming within 1.5 degrees C. Tourism Declares will work with our members inside the Tourism Declares community to co-create the Blueprints transparently and collaboratively, and according to our climate equity and justice commitments. We’ll post updates in our newsletters, and will regularly share content on the main website to encourage wider consultation and contributions. Even if you haven’t declared, we want to hear from you.

We’ll publish the three Blueprints by COP26 in November as free resources for anyone to use. We hope they will be adopted as the standard approach to transforming our industry.

Tell us what you need or know, so your challenges, experiences, expertise and solutions help frame the content and ensure our Blueprints are relevant and useful.

In addition to making these resources available, the Tourism Declares community will work, throughout 2021 and beyond, to create solutions that will help accelerate adoption of the Blueprints - including training offers and consultation services to spread and strengthen knowledge of best practices in climat

Share access to the tools and resources you use, own or have created. Where we find gaps, help in the co-creation of the tools and resources that are needed.

We want engagement from all across our industry to ensure a truly diverse range of experiences and voices are represented. There are many ways to get involved, including:

Help us coordinate and deliver regular Learning and Action Events

Declare a climate emergency - all member of your organisation will then be able to join our growing community of people working in tourism coming together to share challenges and solutions.

Support us with research, editorial, translation, tech or design and help us maintain momentum by highlighting TD climate actions

Support our outreach by encouraging your network to get involved. Contribute financially to accelerate the process and ensure we deliver the best Blueprints possible.


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Tourism Declares supports tourism businesses, organisations and individuals in declaring a climate emergency and taking action to reduce their carbon emissions.


Tourism Declares aims to inspire and encourage all sectors of the travel industry - including Operators, Agents, Platforms, DMCs, Tourism Boards, Trade Associations, Hotel chains, Academia, Airlines, Media and Service Providers - to acknowledge the climate emergency and develop appropriate action plans.


Plate up for Glasgow Make a difference one dish at a time


LATE up for Glasgow is a hospitality industry led campaign scheduled to coincide with COP26, in November 2021. Piloted by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce through its Circular Glasgow initiative and funded by Experience Glasgow Food and Drink Regional Group, the campaign aims to highlight and encourage hospitality businesses to act upon the global issue of food waste and its impact on climate change. The campaign’s ambition is to challenge traditional and wasteful dining and takeaway business models with the goal of sending as little organic waste as possible to landfill. It is hoped that businesses can rebuild the local economy, while collaborating on how to become more sustainable and profitable. Some of the city's best chefs will also share tips and offer advice on how to reduce food waste and

Some of the participating chefs

highlight the many benefits of buying locally and seasonally.

save produce that may be nearing end of life and prematurely wasted)

We are so excited to be showcasing such a truly varied and innovative selection of low waste dishes and drinks across the city as part of Plate up for Glasgow.

Using unfashionable cuts of meat (eg.  the nose-to-tail approach to butchery)

As varied as all of these venues and offers are, each food and drink ‘Hero’ offering has two things in common. Firstly, that they are absolutely delicious. Secondly, that they all showcase at least one of the following food waste reduction techniques: Rethinking existing menu items - (eg. using the parts of ingredients that wouldn’t always make it to the plate, such as veg stalks leaves and meat offcuts) Showcasing food preservation techniques (eg. drying, pickling, smoking, fermenting, to

Creating a dish from surplus or donated food - (eg. creating dishes from 'surprise' ingredients that have been donated by suppliers who simply have too much stock that won’t be distributed in time)

Plate up for Glasgow - venue list Alston Bar & Beef Bar Vini Bowl Brett Broken Pony Cafe Gandolfi Chaophraya Crabshakk Drygate Embargo Eusebi Deli Five March Glaschu Go Sangatsu Grain and Grind Hug and Pint Ka Pao Mharsanta Mono Nonna Said

Ox and Fnch Phillies of Shawlands Porter & Rye Riverhill Coffee Bar Scholars Restaurant, City of Glasgow College Serenity Now Soul Food Kitchen Sprigg Stereo The Battlefield Rest The Dapper Mongoose The Duke's Umbrella The Finnieston The Gannet The Gate The Prancing Stag Ziques

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Getting around Glasgow


lasgow's transport system makes it easy to explore the city. Arriving by air you can jump on the Airport Express bus or take a priced Airport taxi. Arriving by train or bus brings you right into the city centre. Once here you can explore using the open top bus or other bus routes to specific attractions, sights or to move between neighbourhoods easily. Also us the Subway, Glasgow's unique underground system to explore and find your way to city locations too. For out of town adventures Scotrail, CityLink and FirstBus services are frequent and plentiful allowing you time to explore Loch Lomond, Edinburgh and other iconic locations.

Find a Taxi

Finding a taxi in glasgow is easy. Hail a black cab or take one from a taxi stand throughout the city. Click below to open a map with locations of stands in the city.

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LITTLES CHAUFFEUR DRIVE 0141 883 2111 or email Little’s Chauffeur Drive is a UK award-winning family business headquartered in Glasgow and for over 50 years we have been looking after visitors to the city in style and comfort. Our touring chauffeurs have the ability to “unlock” doors and create magical experiences that will last a lifetime. With our recent investment in Ozone sanitisation for our entire fleet you can also relax in the knowledge that our cars are completely sanitised and safe to travel in.


GLASGOW AIRPORT Caledonian Way, Paisley. PA3 2SW 0844 481 5555

Glasgow Sightseeing

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Tours will not operate from October 24 - 15 November 15 due to road closures across Glasgow during COP26. Services will return November 16

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Cycling in Glasgow

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GLASGOW BIKE TOURS 07786 683445 Ride along and take in some sightseeing with Glasgow Bike Tours. Visit locations where you can see spectacular views of the city, not possible by bus or car. The whole tour is outside and the route is generally flat and has been designed using cycle paths, river and canal pathways and minor roads with very little traffic. Appropriate safety measures have been put in place with guides wearing face coverings where distancing can’t be maintained and bikes and helmets are sanitised between every ride. A 20% discount is currently being offered to locals and groups. Check out the Glasgow Bike Tours website for more information and to book.

Making space for cyclists

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Glasgow City Council’s Spaces for People programme has been developed to give cyclists and pedestrians more space to roam in the city centre and encourage more active travel. It aims to deliver 36km of new cycle lanes across the city and cycle parking at 50 new locations. There is already a new Clydeside pop-up cycle lane which provides dedicated space for cyclists travelling west and runs for 1.5 miles between Saltmarket and the Clyde Arc, and more cycle parking has been installed in George Square. Find out more about cycling in the city at Glasgow City Council’s online hub - at

City Centre West End East End Southside Beatson Rewards 2022 is an exclusive membership card created by Beatson Cancer Charity that gives you fantastic discounts from five different categories across Scotland offering something for everyone. It is also an opportunity to continue to support Beatson's vital fundraising for cancer patients and their families whilst getting a little something back in return. For just a £20 annual membership fee you can join the club! You can also buy as a gift for only £25.

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Explore Glasgow

Explore Glasgow by Bus ...

See Glasgow by bus the easy way... Glasgow has so much to offer and we know you’ll be keen to see it all. That’s why we make it simple and convenient to get around. We accept contactless payments from UK debit and credit cards on all buses, and you can even buy tickets in advance from the First Bus App. Please note, we are only able to accept exact fares on board our buses, with no change given.

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Day City FirstDay Are you here for a day? Buy a City FirstDay ticket.

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Top visitor attractions You don’t have to just pick one attraction to visit, you can visit them all. Our buses are frequent and direct, meaning you’ll spend less time getting there and more time enjoying them.

Explore Glasgow

Welcome to Glasgow, it’s a wonderful city, and we’re proud to be Glasgow’s biggest bus operator with services connecting you with popular attractions. Travelling with First Bus around Greater Glasgow is easy. We offer a wide range of tickets to suit your needs, whether you’re visiting for a day, a weekend or a week. Many of our customers buy their bus tickets on the First Bus App. We still accept cash but we operate exact fare only and our drivers cannot give change. We hope you have a great time exploring Glasgow’s many attractions by bus.

How to use the bus

1. Before you travel Use the First Bus App to plan your journey, buy your ticket, track the bus to your local stop and even check how many seats are available on board as you wait. Our Space Checker tool will inform you of the quietest times to travel.

2. At the bus stop Use the First Bus App to track where your bus is and the number of free seats available. Get your payment method ready – mTicket on the First Bus App, contactless card, concessionary pass or the exact fare. As the bus approaches put out your hand to signal that you’d like to board. When your bus arrives, please allow space for passengers to leave the bus before you step on board.

3. On board We encourage customers to make cashless payments to avoid cash handling. Follow any social distancing guidelines. We have increased our cleaning regime, customers can assist by not eating or drinking on board and removing any rubbish when they leave. When you’d like to disembark, just ring the bell and remain seated until the bus stops.

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Use services 4/4A, 5, 6, 7/7A, 31, 34/34A, 75, 90

Use services 2, 3, 4/4A, 6, 6A, 8, 77, 90 & M4

Use services 2, 18, 46, 60/60A, 61, 64, 65, 240, 255 & 263

Use services 2, 18, 46, 60/60A, 61, 64, 65, 240, 255 & 263




Use services 2, 3, 8, 77, 90 & M4


Use services *2, *3, 4/4A, *6, *6A, 8, *77, 90, M4 (*short walk)




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Top Attractions Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Services: 2, 3, 8, 77, 90, M4

Glasgow Cathedral, Provand’s Lordship & St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

Services: 19, 38/A/B/C/E, 57/57A, 41, 90, X3, X11, X85, X90

The Burrell Collection, Pollok House & Pollok Country Park Services: 3, 34/34A, 57/57A, 59

Glasgow Botanic Gardens& Kibble Palace Services: *4/4A, 6, 6A, 8, 90 (*short walk)

People’s Palace

Services: 2, 18, 46, 60/60A, 61, 64, 65, 240, 255, 263

Services: 2, 3, 4/4A, 6, 6A, 8, 77, 90, M4

The Necropolis

Services: 19, 38/A/B/C/E, 57/57A, 41, 90, X3, X11, X85, X87

Tennents Wellpark Brewery Services: 41, 90

Ibrox Stadium Services: 9, 9A, 10, 90

Celtic Park Services: 2, 43, 60/60A, 61, 64, 240, 255

Looking for some out-of-town shopping destinations? Silverburn Services: 3, X8, 10, 49, 57

House for an Art Lover & Bellahouston Park Services: 9/9A, 10, 34/34A, 59, 90

Holmwood House/ Linn Park

Services: 4/4A, 6, *75 (*short walk)

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University of Glasgow & Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Glasgow Fort

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Braehead Shopping Centre & XSite Braehead Services: 9A, 77, 90

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Glasgow Attractions

Attractions & Sights GALLERY OF MODERN ART

Royal Exchange Square G1 3AH 0141 287 3050 Glasgow is famous for the artists who worked and studied here. GoMA collects and highlights the influences and working methods artists from around the world share with Glasgow.




GLASGOW CITY PASS WALKING TOURS You can support local walking tour companies and discover a fascinating selection of five self-guided audio walking tours of Glasgow as part of Glasgow City Pass. Download the app and explore the city with tours covering the city's vibrant music culture, street art, gruesome tales and women's history.another at no extra cost. You can explore more by tapping the link!


11 Mitchell Lane G1 3NU 0141 276 5360 Scotland’s centre for design and architecture houses permanent exhibitions including Foundation, a unique history of Glasgow, as well as design exhibition and The Lighthouse Shop.

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Scottish Football Museum Everything about Scottish football past & present including Hall of Fame. 2 Glasgow Cathedral Historic wonder including St.Mungo Museum nearby. 1 Gallery of Modern Art Great exhibitions and a nice place to stop for coffee! 16 Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery Glasgow’s most visited attraction and easy to see why. 14 Glasgow University Home of the Hunterian Museum 15 Botanic Gardens Somewhere tranquil to walk and enjoy the amazing displays. 20 Glasgow School of Art Part of the architectural history of the city




Tel 07500 773709 Glasgow city tours with a unique perspective. Friendly walking tours of Glasgow that showcase some of the city’s historical landmarks and explore the social projects that make the city what it is. Experienced tour guides, all of whom have been affected by homelessness, simply live and breath the city and offer their own personal insight into the past, present and future.

Kintyre House, St Andrews Cres, Glasgow Airport 0141 887 6777 Offering small group tours of Scotland, DS have a choice of tours ranging from day tours to longer 2,3,4 and 6 day trips departing from both glasgow and Edinburgh. All multi-day tours have flexible departure and end points meaning that you can start your tour in one city and end it in another at no extra cost. You can explore more by tapping the link!

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100 Pointhouse Place G3 8RS 0141 287 2720 A vast collection of Glasgow’s transport heritage assembled under one roof showcases the city’s contribution to transportation through ship and locomotive building and car making. PARTICK 12 RIVERSIDE MUSEUM

Hampden Park G42 9BA 0141 616 6139 See more than 2500 exhibits in 14 galleries, walk among footballing legends in the hall of fame, and take the Stadium Tour.

100 Pointhouse Place G3 8RS 0141 357 3699 Glenlee – the only Clydebuilt windjammer still afloat in the UK. Fully restored to her former glory, a visit will take you back in time to experience life in the days of sail. PARTICK 12 RIVERSIDE MUSEUM

Glasgow Green G40 1AT 0141 276 0788 The People’s Palace is Glasgow’s social history museum charting the story of the people & city of Glasgow from 1750 to present day. PARTICK 12 RIVERSIDE MUSEUM


Pacific Quay G51 1EA 0141 420 5000 Experience hundreds of fun hands on science exhibits, shows and challenges in an amazing building right on the banks of the River Clyde with fantastic views over the city skyline 11 Glasgow Science Centre

Drumgoyne G63 9LB 01360 550254 Set in stunning scenery just outside Glasgow, Glengoyne offers visitors unique distillery tours and a superb whisky shop at what some regard as Scotland’s most beautiful distillery.


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THE CLYDESIDE DISTILLERY 100 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8QQ T. 0141 212 1401 Glasgow’s stills are flowing once again at The Clydeside Distillery. Discover how our craftsmen handcraft our whisky the timehonoured way. Experience the stunning views down the River Clyde from our picturesque Still House. See the fascinating history come to life on our Tours and learn about the heyday of Glasgow’s Queen’s Dock. Unwind in our sumptuous Clydeside Café with platters and whisky flights. Browse our selection of rare and regional malts in our Whisky Shop.



GLASGOW CENTRAL STATION TOUR Photo courtesy of Glasgow Life

CITY CHAMBERS George Square. G1 1DU 0141 287 2000. Glasgow City Chambers is one of the most important and prestigious buildings in the city. City Chambers is an impressive symbol of the Glasgow's political strength and historical wealth. The interior boasts stunning architecture as well as beautifully ornate staircases and stairs. A must visit!



Gordon Street. G1 3SL 07734 647381 One of Glasgow's iconic landmarks. On the tour you will be given an exclusive, behind the scenes look at Glasgow Central Station. You will walk in subterranean passageways beneath Glasgow's streets and visit railway vaults that drove Glasgow's industrial expansion to become "The Second City Of The Empire". A truly unique tour not to be missed. Tours must be pre-booked please call to check availabilty.




GMCT provide guided walking tours of the city's past and present music scene. By visiting existing venues and disturbing the ghosts of long gone venues, we explore the people, places and performances which helped Glasgow become a UNESCO City of Music. Tours run Saturdays at 11am and 2pm and last two hours. ◄ Guide Fiona Shepherd outside St Andrew’s in the Square II. Merchant City Tour. Photo by Jannica Honey

HOUSE FOR AN ART LOVER Bellahouston Park, Dumbreck Road, G41 5BW T. 0141 483 1600 Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover provides an excellent cultural attraction and tourist destination, while also being one of the city’s finest wedding and events venues. The House is home to the popular Art Lovers Café, Gallery and Shop, and within the grounds you will also find the Studio Pavilion and Heritage Centre as well as a beautiful Walled Garden. The Art Lover’s Café is open 10am until 4pm with morning bites from 10am, Lunch from noon and Afternoon Tea from 2pm.

THE MERCHANTS HOUSE 7 West George St, Glasgow, G2 1BA T: 0141 221 8272 The Merchants House is one of the oldest social enterprises in Scotland, dating back to 1605 it has consistently supported charities within Glasgow and West of Scotland. Our grant aid can support foodbanks to musical projects. Based at the corner of George Square, the Merchants House is an ideal base for an event; Host your conference, meeting, private party – rooms to suit all, with profits being returned to our social giving.

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215-217 Sauchiehall Street. G2 3EX T. 0141 332 7696 Miss Cranston’s original Willow Tea Rooms were designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1903. Mackintosh at the Willow operates as a not-for-profit social enterprise creating training, learning, employment and other opportunities and support for young people and communities in partnership with The Prince’s Trust. Prince’s Trust trainees are part of the customer facing and kitchen teams. Through our Learning and Education activities they also work with local schools and community groups. So, when you visit, you’re also contributing to creating positive change. As well as the iconic tearooms they offer meeting and events spaces, a creative learning and education department, an exciting exhibition and retail store.

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Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG 0141 276 9599 Opened in 1901, Glasgow’s favourite building houses over 8,000 objects in 22 galleries of fine art, history, natural history, arms and armour and decorative art. Highlights in fine art include Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross, The Young Girls by Mary Cassat and Portrait of Alexander Reid by Van Gogh. In decorative art, there is a gallery dedicated to Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style, featuring stunning examples of his work in furniture and design.



George Square G1 3BJ 0141 204 4400 Open top bus tours. The perfect way to see Glasgow. 1 & 2 day tickets are available. Hop on Hop off as often as you like with live or translated commentary available.



Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS 0141 287 2720 Scotland’s Museum of Transport and Travel showcases all forms of transport from prams to locomotives! This spectacular museum was designed by the internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid and sits on the banks of the River Clyde, site of the famous Clyde shipbuilding industry. The museum features the largest object in Glasgow Museums’ collection, the South African Railways locomotive 3007, as well as the world’s oldest bicycle and a recreated early 1900’s street. This is no conventional transport museum though – the stories of the people who made, drove and used transport are centre-stage with the objects.

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Drumgoyne G63 9LB 01360 550254 Set in stunning scenery just outside Glasgow, Glengoyne offers visitors unique distillery tours and a superb whisky shop at what some regard as Scotland’s most beautiful distillery.


11 Mitchell Lane G1 3NU 0141 276 5360 Scotland’s centre for design and architecture houses permanent exhibitions including Foundation, a unique history of Glasgow, as well as design exhibition and The Lighthouse Shop.


82 Hillhead Street. G12 8QQ The Mackintosh House is a meticulous reassemblage of the principal interiors from the Mackintoshes’ Glasgow home. The couple lived at 78 Southpark Avenue (originally 6 Florentine Terrace) from 1906 to 1914. Substantial alterations were made in 1906 as Mackintosh remodelled the proportions and natural lighting of the Victorian end-of-terrace house. The principal interiors were decorated in his distinctive style, remarkable then, and now, for the disciplined austerity of the furnishings and decoration. 14   UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW



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Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH 0141 287 3050 gallery-of-modern-art-goma Scotland’s most visited modern art gallery. Housed in an iconic 18th century building in the heart of Glasgow, GoMA is the centre for the city’s modern and contemporary art collections. Glasgow is world-famous for the artists who live and study here, and GoMA showcases and reflects Glasgow artists’ dominance on the global visual arts scene.


Glasgow Green, Templeton Street, G40 1AT 0141 276 0788 peoples-palace Our museum of Glasgow’s history explores the story of the city and its people, from 1750 to the late 20th century, through objects, paintings and photographs. Find out how ordinary Glaswegians lived, worked and played in the many colourful displays. You can visit the Single End to see the cramped living conditions endured by many people, or see the Steamie, where housewives went to wash their families’ clothes in the days before washing machines.


Castle Street, Glasgow, G4 0RB 0141 276 1625 provands-lordship Provand’s Lordship was built in 1471. It is one of only four surviving medieval buildings in Glasgow. The “auld hoose” is furnished with a fine selection of 17th-century historic furniture and royal portraits. Step back into medieval Glasgow with a visit to this fascinating building. Behind the building sits the St Nicholas Garden, a herb garden which is an oasis of calm, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

ST MUNGO MUSEUM OF RELIGIOUS LIFE & ART Castle Street, Glasgow, G4 0RH 0141 276 1625 St Mungo Museum is part of the historic cathedral precinct and explores religion and its importance in Scotland, across the world and across time. There are three permanent galleries with displays relating to some of the world’s major religions, stunning works of religious art and a chance to discover more about religion in Scotland. The upper floor of the museum boasts unrivalled views of the Cathedral and the Necropolis.


Scotland Street, Glasgow, G5 8QB 0141 287 0500 scotland-street-school-museum Scotland Street School was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1903-1906 for the School Board of Glasgow. With many features built into the stonework and staircases, there is something to admire around every corner! Now as a museum, it tells the story of 100 years of education in Scotland, from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.Find out what school days were like in the reign of Queen Victoria, during World War II, and in the 1950s and 60s, in our three reconstructed classrooms. You can even dress up as a pupil from the past!



Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS 0141 287 2720 riverside-museum Scotland’s Museum of Transport and Travel showcases all forms of transport from prams to locomotives! This spectacular museum was designed by the internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid and sits on the banks of the River Clyde, site of the famous Clyde shipbuilding industry. The museum features the largest object in Glasgow Museums’ collection, the South African Railways locomotive 3007, as well as the world’s oldest bicycle and a recreated early 1900’s street. This is no conventional transport museum though – the stories of the people who made, drove and used transport are centre-stage with the objects.


Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG 0141 276 9599 Opened in 1901, Glasgow’s favourite building houses over 8,000 objects in 22 galleries of fine art, history, natural history, arms and armour and decorative art. Highlights in fine art include Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross, The Young Girls by Mary Cassat and Portrait of Alexander Reid by Van Gogh. In decorative art, there is a gallery dedicated to Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style, featuring stunning examples of his work in furniture and design.

Pollokshaws Road, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, G43 1AT The Burrell Collection is closed for refurbishment until Spring 2022 but the Burrell Collection’s renaissance is providing the opportunity to redisplay and reinterpret this wonderful collection, and will reveal many new stories about individual objects. When the museum re-opens, over a third more gallery space will allow important and unique objects, which have not been seen for decades or have never been on permanent display to be exhibited.

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Fine art, historic objects, natural history and arms and armour, brought together and exhibited in some of the city’s most beautiful public buildings ... what’s not to like?

Glasgow Shopping

Retail Glasgow ...S hopping in Glasgow ticks all the boxes for followers of fashion, brand collectors, savvy shoppers and those in search of an all round immersion in retail therapy! You will find all the big names and quite a few unique

A few of Glasgow’s Hidden Gems

Glasgow independents too and while most big stores and malls are conveniently located right in the heart of the city centre, make sure you jump on the Subway to the West End where many other retail delights await you.

Take time to discover a few of Glasgow's real hidden gems. Local independent shops that add style and individualism to what they do so that you get something special and unique during your visit. Enjoy!

SOCIAL RECLUSE FAT BUDDHA 81 Queen Street G2 3DA 0141 226 8972 An amazingly stylish and trendy independent retail experience stocking a wide variety of mainstream as well as up and coming brands. A unique selection of clothing, footwear, watches and accessories Buchanan St   7 St. Vincent Pl

MAIA 21 Bath Street G2 1HW 0141 333 1356 Maia is an independent retailer that specialises in unique and interesting gifts and other lovely things to buy for you or someone special. a real hidden gem that’s worth visiting during your stay. Buchanan St   7 St. Vincent Pl

46 King Street. G1 5QT Social Recluse is a genuinely unique part of Glasgow subculture. Inspired by music, fashion and football. Inside you will find tshirts, posters, prints and fashion designed around a lifetime of of UK subculture, brands, football fame and band culture. There is nothing not to love about this place! St.Enoch


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t Enoch Centre is located in Glasgow's busy city centre, one of the UK's top shopping destinations outside London nd has played a part in the city's life for more than 200 years. The latest addition to the Centre is the luxurious Vue Cinema complex that creates a first of its kind venue that fully integrates retail, food and entertainment all under one roof. Every seat at Vue St. Enoch is a luxury leather recliner, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a couple of hours of uninterrupted bliss as you watch the latest releases as they were made to be seen – on the big screen. St Enoch Square was originally opened in 1783 as a grazing area for sheep and since then it has seen some of Glasgow’s finest landmarks come and go. Since opening on May 25, 1989, St Enoch Centre has consistently led the way for shopping centres in Scotland, inspiring the growth of Glasgow’s vibrant retail sector and underwent a major refurbishment to add more retail space and enhance the entrance facing onto Argyle Street in 1998. An extensive £150 million redevelopment and refurbishment which was completed in May 2010, welcoming a range of new and exclusive stores as well as cafes and restaurants overlooking St Enoch Square.

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ituated at the top of pedestrianised Buchanan Street and packed with high street favourites and designer brands, Buchanan Galleries is a go-to shopping destination for Glasgow’s fashion lovers. The centre is home to over 90 fashion, electrical and gift outlets, as well as quirky and unique food outlets. Over four floors you’ll find High Street brands, small independents and the John Lewis department store. Whether you want a new look for your night out or to pick up the latest gadget, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Buchanan Galleries. A helpful information centre can be found at Level 3 and John Lewis, Mango, Next, and Phase Eight all offer a personal shopper and/or style advisor services. We offer a free WiFi service which means that our customers can enjoy fast and reliable internet access throughout the Centre.

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oted Scotland’s Favourite Building by the public in 2016, Princes Square is an ornate 19th century Merchants’ Square – ideally located in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. With over 30 shops which includes; Kate Spade, Vivienne Westwood, Reiss & Shelia Fleet. Princes Square is Glasgow’s leading speciality shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Offering an unrivalled mix of high street brands and designer labels, stylish restaurants and bars, boutique cinema and gin school. Princes Square has something for everyone, all under one elegant roof. The original buildings consisted of a four storey merchant square built in yellow sandstone and completed in 1841. The then owner, James Campbell, was knighted by Queen Victoria and later became Lord Provost of Glasgow. In celebration of the birth of the Prince of Wales, later to become Edward VII, he named his new building Princes Square.

A number of our stores are operating online so they will be able to fulfil online orders until you can visit the shops again.

Princes Square opened in its current format as a shopping and dining destination in 1988. Now owned by Redevco, the centre has undergone a £7.5m refurbishment.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Buchanan Galleries just as soon as it is safe to do so. Stay safe, stay home if you can, and look after each other.

World renowned travelwriter Bill Bryson described Princes Square as: “One of the most intelligent pieces of urban renewal.”

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220 Buchanan Street. G1 2FF 0141 333 9898 21   ROYAL CONCERT HALL   BUCHANAN STREET


48 Buchanan Street G1 3JN 0141 221 0324 7   ST. VINCENT PLACE   BUCHANAN STREET


55 St. Enoch Square. G1 4BW 0141 204 3900 8   RADISSON BLU HOTEL   ST. ENOCH


97 Argyle Street G2 8AR 0141 225 3432 8   RADISSON BLU HOTEL   ST. ENOCH


Buchanan Galleries G1 2GF 0141 353 6677 21   ROYAL CONCERT HALL   BUCHANAN STREET


45 Buchanan Street G1 3JL 0844 800 3728 7   ST. VINCENT PLACE   ST. ENOCH

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lasgow boasts more shops than any other city in the UK outside of London and is consistently voted as the top place to shop with over 1500 shops to choose from. The city centre is a magnet for shoppers and at its very heart is a unique square mile (The Style Mile) of boutiques, malls and flagship stores offering shops and brands to suit taste and budget. The main shopping streets are made up of Sauchiehall Street to the north, Argyle Street to the south and Buchanan Street connecting the two. Sitting conveniently in between are three outstanding shopping malls: Buchanan Galleries, Prince’s Square and St. Enoch Centre, each distinctively different but each with a wealth of fantastic brands to choose from. Check out our listings where you will find all the information you need for great shopping!


St. Enoch Centre. G1 4BW 0871 704 2990 Hamleys in Glasgow! Experience the joy & delight of the world famous Hamley’s toy store right here in the heart of the city.   ST. ENOCH 8 RADISSON BLU


21 Bath Street. G2 1HW 0141 333 1356 Stunning little store packed with beautiful gift ideas and other lovely things. A real hidden gem that’s worth taking time to visit.   BUCHANAN ST 7 ST. VINCENT PL


Buchanan Galeries. G1 2FF 0141 353 3505 The world of Lego brought to life in one store featuring a fantastic range of models as well as a Pick & Mix section for individual pieces. BUCHANAN ST 21 ROYAL CONCERT HALL


83 St Vincent Street. G2 5TF. 0330 159 2682 The Loake Glasgow store occupies a classic former bank building with beautiful original features befitting the quality and style of the Loake brand and the wonderful products on display in store. The highly experienced and friendly team will fit you with the finest selection of quality shoes available in the city. A real highlight in your Glasgow shopping experience.   BUCHANAN ST 7 ST. VINCENT PL


46 Buchanan Street. G1 3JX 0141 248 7940 For 30 years L’Occitane has drawn inspiration from Mediterranean art de vivre and tradional Provencial techniques to create natural beauty products. The Glasgow store offers the full range of products but make sure you seek out the lavender! BUCHANAN ST   7 ST. VINCENT PL


Buchanan Street G1 3LB 0141 221 1738 A stunning flagship store feturing a massive selection of Nike clothing, footwear and sports apparel displayed over two sensational floors. BUCHANAN ST 7 ST VINCENT PL

AN UNEXPECTED GALLERY St. Enoch Centre. G1 4 BW 0141 374 0232. An Unexpected Gallery is an exciting Arts Hub house in the iconic St Enoch Shopping Centre in Glasgow. It is home to over 60 artists creating new work and taking commissions from customers to create the size and style they want for their walls. We are friendly and welcoming and an ideal place to visit with a coffee and chat about your walls!


50 Sauchiehall Street. G2 3AH 0141 332 5384 A flagship store stocking the full range of Dr.Marten products offering a unique insight into this iconic brand from footwear to clothing to accessories.   BUCHANAN ST


81 Queen Street. G2 3DA 0141 226 8972 An amazingly stylish & trendy retail experience stocking all the basic ingredients & brands of street culture; clothing, footwear, design led books, urban vinyl toys & spray paint supplies. BUCHANAN ST   7 ST. VINCENT PL


208 Ingram St. G1 1DQ 0141 242 6000 range of men and woman’s clothing, shoes and accessories in a classic period building right in the heart of the shopping district. Located within easy reach of all the city centre hotels and close to transport points. BUCHANAN ST 1 GEORGE SQ


Buchanan Street. G1 3HL. 0141 229 171 Everything Timberland under one roof, including footwear, clothing and accessories for men, women and children. BUCHANAN ST 7   ST. VINCENT PL


Sauchiehall Street G2 3EW 0843 290 8345 A fabulous classic bookstore with titles covering every subject that you might care to read about. Browse, relax and find a subject of interest. Includes an in-store Costa Coffee café

Princes Square.G1 3JN 0141 221 3994 Specialist Orkney based jewellery designer Sheila Fleet has opened a beautiful new shop in Princes Square .She is one of only two jewellers authorised to receive gold from Scotland’s only gold mine. Buchanan St   7 St. Vincent Pl


111 West George Street. G2 1QR 0141 248 7283 The best little whisky & cigar shop in Glasgow. Find over 150 whiskies in stock as well as the finest cigar selection in the city. Worldwide mail order service available. BUCHANAN ST   7 ST. VINCENT PL


Buchanan Galleries. G1 2FF 0141 648 0082 Natural, hand made skin care for men and women brought to you with care for the environment and animals at the heart of what they do. Browse the amazing range of products from this global but very local Scottish producer BUCHANAN ST 1 GEORGE SQ




23 Gordon Street. G1 3PW. 0141 221 3322 An institution for sports enthusiasts since the 1960’s. Find what you need for whatever sport you play or follow with a huge range of clothing & accessories to fully equip any age or sport. BUCHANAN ST 7 ST VINCENT PL


217 Buchanan Street G1 2JZ 0141 353 2387 International footwear with styles and colours to suit practically every taste. There are stores at both ends of Buchanan Street so the choice is yours. Ranges for men and women across all departments from casual to party to formal.




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Get your bearings and discover Glasgow through a local "weegie's" eyes. You will explore and hear all about our rich, turbulent history and how it has shaped Glasgow into the vibrant city it is today in this 1.5-2 hour experience. We'll travel through the centuries and explore all that Glasgow has to offer, visiting all the key sights in the City Centre. Public & Private Tours Available

Join a local guide and immerse yourself in the real Glasgow. During this unique 1.5 hour tour experience you will explore a new side to Glasgow; meandering down alleys and under bridges to uncover some of the city’s most beautiful pieces of art that are taking over the walls by storm. Hear the art's stories and the inspiration behind them, as well as about modern life in this cultural powerhouse of a city. Public & Private Tours Available

Discover the incredible work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh as we delve into his life, work and influence across the city of Glasgow. Together we will view some of Mackintosh's most well and lesser known works, explore his influences and take a visit to some key Mackintosh attractions along the way. Includes a visit to the exhibition at Mackintosh at the Willow. Public and Private Half/Full Day Tours Available

Discover the affluent and prosperous area of Glasgow’s West End with it’s own unique history and culture. Home to the iconic University of Glasgow, Scotland’s most visited Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and the relaxing Botanic Gardens, the West End is a must visit on any trip to Glasgow. On this 1.5-2hour experience, your local guide will immerse you in the sights and sounds of the West End, bringing its history and culture to life. Private Tour Only.

Explore a darker side to Glasgow! Built by industry, shaped by its working class, and run by gangs operating out of ice-cream vans (but not any more!). This 1.5 hour tour with a local guide will take you on a walk in the darker side of Glasgow’s history - some centuries ago, some decades, and some still happening in the city today.

Live like a local and get to know Glasgow in this relaxed and immersive experience! On this pubtastic tour, you’ll discover Glasgow’s history, modern culture and more. Your group will be joined by a local guide who knows the best kept secret pubs that locals really visit. From Scottish whisky to gin and craft beer - there’s something for everyone, whatever your tipple. The tour includes a visit to at least two pubs with a drink included at each stop. Private Tour Only : 0141 474 0746

Glasgow Walking Tours

Walking Tours in Scotland was established by Liv & Jenny, two people passionate about showing off Scotland's cities to all who visit. Last year they expanded the tours from Glasgow to other cities across Scotland and since then their team of enthusiatic locals has grown but the essence of the tours has remained the same.

Glasgow Dining

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sheer diversity of its citizens is reflected in its food with something for every taste and diet. Glasgow offers not only the very best of haute cuisine but also has a wide ranging

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Mouth-watering classic and contemporary dishes using locally sourced ingredients and fresh produce, enjoyed in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. LA BONNE AUBERGE, 161 WEST NILE STREET, GLASGOW, G1 2RL, TEL: 0141 352 8310

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offer of foods from around the world alongside some very quirky local delicacies from the legendary deep fried Mars Bar to the most famous local creation Tikka Masala. Glasgow is packed with award winning eateries including many Michelin stars, Trip Adviser awards, mentions in the Good Food Guide and Curry Awards and a host of other culinary accolades. But fine dining is not Glasgow's only foody offering far from it. This cosmopolitan city boasts such a wide variety of eating out choices that you could dine in a different place for every meal of your holiday

and still not have sampled the full culinary potential of Glasgow. As Scotland's west coast capital Glasgow has been a centre of food trade for centuries perched as it is in a safe harbour on the Clyde with easy access to deep water moorings further down river. But of course Glasgow is also a centre for trade in our own national delicacies from farm and wildslmon, to all manner of shellfish and other seafood as well as the amazong beef from Scotland's world famous Aberdeen Angus and Belted Galloway herds. And we can't forget Scotland's vegetable and fruit larder, a cornucopia of the tastiest choices imaginable from the fertile fields of the Central Belt and Perthshire. All of these unbeatable fresh resources are a gift to the imaginative chefs who create incredible dishes from around the world using the gift of Scotalnd's enviable resources. Don't come to Glasgow without taking the time to hunt out some of the hidden gems which will enchant and amaze gourmands of all types.

26 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LG 0141 552 9900 Situated in the heart of Merchant City, Mharsanta brings a taste of Scotland to you. They have a passion for using seasonal, local produce from Scotland and are here to ensure their guests have the very best experience. Serving a variety of Scottish food from mussels and scallops to home cooked favourites including mince and tatties and steak and sausage pie. They are proud of their strong focus on being a sustainable business.


23 Sandyford Place, Glasgow, G3 7NG 0141 339 9993


267 Gallowgate, Glasgow, G4 0TR 0141 552 1177 Van Winkle proudly serves up Scotland's largest selection of Bourbons. Their aim is to bring real quality products, delivered by genuine people, in an atmosphere that allows you to drift and believe you are in the deepest parts of Kentucky! Serving a variety of wee plates, homemade burgers and sandwiches, there's something to suit everyone. They have two cracking locations to choose from in the Barrowlands and West End of Glasgow

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It has been a strange old world for the restaurant community since Covid 19 made its presence felt. Some well kent catering faces have gone down under the strain, others are picking up the pieces and starting again but there are some very brave and bold newcomers who have used the lockdown to plan their new ventures and are now beginning to make their presence felt, adding their flair to the culinary collage that makes eating out in Glasgow such an exciting adventure. EPICURES BY CAIL BRUICH

159 HYyndland Road, Glasgow G12 9JA 0141 334 3599 From the team behind Glasgow’s Michelin starred Cail Bruich; a contemporary neighbourhood spot serving brunch classics; seasonal mains and artisan bakes fresh from our in-house bakery – all with the team’s signature modern Scottish twist featuring a menu of knockout brunches and a dedicated bakery creating jaw-dropping artisan cakes and pastries.



111 Cleveden Road, Glasgow G12 0JU Modou Diagne first joined 111 back in 2014 as a Kitchen Porter, working tirelessly over the years to become Head Chef - at the forefront of developing and pioneering the 111 we all know and love today. Now, owner of 111, Modou & the team are further pioneering exciting experiences. Fully refurbished, the 111 experience offers you a unique tasting menu experience in a relaxed and comfortable setting. 111 by Modou brings an inventive & informal dining experience that will deight everyone.

721 pollockshaws Road 0141 423 0847 Located on Pollokshaws Road on the site of the former Grays Kitchen, the 'Luchy' will be a bar and eatery inspired by all things Lucha Libre, serving craft beers, cocktails, tacos and Mexican dishes. The most important step is the finishing touch. Whether it's a drink or a dish, the experience isn't complete until excellence is achieved. The Luchador will be sharing its finished touches from 11am, 26th of April.


262 Byres Road, Glasgow Minted serves up gelato, crafted from top quality Scottish dairy milk, which can be traced straight back to the farm, soft serves with a velvety texture like no other made from the freshest Jersey cream and doughnuts, cookies and brownies, which are baked right here in Glasgow by Berto, their Chef De Pastrie. Minted can be found by Hillhead subway station.


679A Clarkston Road, Glasgow G44 3SE 0141 261 7156 A new small plates restaurant in the southside, with dishes inspired by 'every corner of the world.' Mr MacGregor's on Clarkston Road serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. Poached duck egg, Bengal-spiced cauliflower, confit duck leg and seared scallops are just a few of the exciting options at MacGregor's.

32 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AB 0141 248 2214 Glaschu (pronounced Glas-a-hoo), a new restaurant at the heart of Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square, is located in the Western Club building and is being headed up by head chef Dion Scott, who previously trained in Blumenthal’s kitchens and some of London’s most famous eateries. Diners can enjoy a menu designed to showcase the best of Scotland’s larder, supporting local producers, farmers and fishermen. There are also fun nods to some local favourites within the menu; the house pickled mussels and cockles appetiser will evoke memories of trips to the Barras market for many Glaswegians.


Ronnie’s Bar & Kitchen at SWG3, 100 Eastvale Pl, Stobcross Rd, Glasgow G3 8QG The team behind ever-popular Malaysian restaurant, Julie's Kopitiam, recently opened GaGa Chicken at the newly launched beer garden, Ronnie's Bar & Kitchen at SWG3. It's fair to say that customers are going ga-ga for the fried chicken outlet, with the Mamak burger being a standout favourite dish for many. You can try GaGa Chicken by booking a table at Ronnie's.


Hope Street 311-313, Glasgow G23PT 0141 332 7728 The owners of Caffe Pieno in Jordanhill have now opened Ristorante Pieno, a family-run Italian restaurant. This friendly and intimate restaurant offers a feast of Itlian delights from Mediterranean starters to pasta, risotto, stonebaked pizzas topped with fresh ingredients and decadent desserts.


222, 224 Ingram St, Glasgow G1 3BX Mamasan Glasgow is the flagship site for this contemporary South East Asian inspired restaurant and bar offering. A popular hotspot since opening, Mamasan’s premium experiential dining concept captures the true essence of modern South East Asia; elevated with the best of Great Britain’s produce from farm, field and sea. Mamasan is famed for its fresh and authentic style of cooking, combined with a fierce originality – with all core elements of each dish created in-house and made from scratch.


Hidden Lane, Glasgow, G3 8ND 07586275691 This nine-seat restaurant serves Arizona-style Mexican cuisine, based on southwestern food spots in the USA. The menu offers the best in Mexican gastronomy based around three main options in tacos, burritos and plates alongside extraslike quesadillas, nachos, beans and fries.


333 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, G4 9HS 0141 339 3701 The Loveable Rogue offers delicious, locally sourced, expertly crafted dishes using quality ingredients from Chef Joe Lazzerini and partner Amalia Colaluca. Each flavoursome dish offers guests a unique twist on family favourites and traditional recipes including the Lobster Mac n’ Cheese, Rabbit Rarebit, Kiev with Curried Cauliflower and much more. The Rogue’s Mighty Sunday Roast with all the trimmings is a culinary masterpiece not to be missed.


38 NIithsdale Road, G412AN 0141 258 5718 Freddy & Hicks celebrated the launch of their first permanent home this month, the team behind the famous veggie and vegan street food stall setting up in their new pad on Nithsdale Street in Stratbungo. Here, southsiders can expect to sample the signature veggie and vegan burgers, loaded fries, halloumi fries, loaded bowls and specials.


240 Crow Road, G11 7JZ 0141 334 6171 Where Paris meets the West End of Glasgow this Parisienne-themed food spot replaces the former Pianola on Crow Road, serving devilishlygood breakfast food, including the mighty Paree Plat, from 9am - 4pm each day.


911 Dumbarton Road. G11 6NB 0141 378 5717 Chef Jimmy Lee (of Lychee Oriental fame) is driven by a passion to add something new and exciting to Glasgow's Food Scene. Salt & Chilli is a new pop-up that brings classic Hong Kong street food, packed with amazing new dishes to Glasgow with quick, fresh food creations loaded with amazing flavours and local ingredients. Explore the streets of Hong Kong with chef Jimmy! Call or click to order for delivery.

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Buchanan Street. G1 3HF 0844 692 0249 World famous dining featuring sizzling steaks, fabulous burgers and the famous cocktail list! It’s hard to imagine a major city without one and Glasgow is no exception. BUCHANAN ST 9 ST VINCENT PL


61 Elmbank Street. G2 4PQ 0141 332 3565 Contemporary cuisine, beautifully made at an affordable price and Scotland’s greatest bar gantry offering you an unrivalled selection of spirits, liqueurs, cocktails, wines and craft beers. BUCHANAN ST 21 GEORGE SQ


59 Mitchell Street. G1 3LN 0141 248 2240 Award winning oriental restaurant serving classic and modern Asian dishes in a stylish and relaxed modern atmosphere. Great cocktails served too! ST. ENOCH 10 RADISSON BLU


179 Buchanan Street. G1 2JZ 0141 353 8790 From the moment you step inside Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow in the restored, Athenaeum Theatre you're in the presence of greatness. There are legends on the walls, in the speakers, behind the bar and at the grill. BUCHANAN ST 1 GEORGE SQUARE


81-85 Renfield St. G2 1LP 0141 332 6151 The Raven is a vibrant gastropub serving slow smoked food prepared and smoked on the premises. There is a wide menu choice with prices to suit all budgets and a fantastic selection of craft beers. BUCHANAN ST 7 ST. VINCENT PL


30 Bothwell Street. G2 6NU. 0141 457 7100 A unique and authentic German Bierhalle right in the centre of Glasgow. Live entertainment with a German Oompah band on Saturdays and dj every Friday & Saturday. ST ENOCH 8 CENTRAL STN


West George Street. G2 1DH 0141 353 6373 Enjoy a table with a view from Glasgow’s only rooftop restaurant overlooking George Square and West George Street. Open for lunch,afternoon tea, pre-theatre or dinner. BUCHANAN ST 1 GEORGE SQUARE


35 Hope Street G2 6AE 0141 221 9160 For over 40 years La Lanterna has been delighting customers old and new with its rich authentic Italian cuisine. Glasgow’s oldest family run Italian restaurant. ST. ENOCH 10 RADISSON BLU


Ingram Street G1 1HA 0141 290 0973 An exciting dining Japanese experience with food expertly prepared by Teppanyaki chefs who will dazzle you with their tricks while delivering mouth watering food to your plate. BUCHANAN ST 3 MERCHANT CITY


30 Ingram Street. G1 1EZ 0141 553 0810 A fantastic, authentic Italian pizzeria & restaurant serving the finest fresh produce and beautifully prepared wood oven pizzas and pasta. BUCHANAN ST 3 MERCHANT CITY


1155 Argyll St. G3 8TB 0141 204 2081. The Gannet is a multi award winning Scottish restaurant in the vibrant destination of Finnieston. It’s within easy reach from the city centre and close to the SEC Campus & Hydro. 13 KELVIN WAY


St. Vincent Place. G1 2DW 0141 222 2255 Authentic Spanish tapas, paellas and a huge range of Spanish wines and cocktails in a relaxed and bustling atmosphere. Centrally located and a great family destination. BUCHANAN ST 9 ST VINCENT PL


111 West Regent St. G2 2RU 0141 221 2327 Buck’s is a rock’n’roll bar specialising in authentic buttermilk fried chicken, seriously addictive Nashville hot chicken, cocktails, beers and bourbon. Live bands, dj’s and drink deals seven days a week.



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Nelson Mandela Place. G1 2LL 0141 320 0241 Located just off Buchanan street, opposite the church, Chaophraya is the largest Thai restaurant in Europe. Set over four floors, the restaurant impressively blends contemporary Thai design with the characterful heritage surrounds. The fourth floor accommodates some of the best private dining and meeting spaces in the city, perfect for celebrations and events. Inspired by Thailand, our culinary team bring together classic Thai and distinct signature dishes. BUCHANAN ST 1 GEORGE SQUARE


44 West George Street. G2 1DH 0141 354 5154 Centrally located, with 3 floors, 6 bars and 9 different areas, Waxy’s is Glasgow’s most unique bar. Waxy’s is also home to live sport shown on big screens and with a fabulous food menu served all day Waxy’s is not to be missed. BUCHANAN ST 1 GEORGE SQUARE


161 West Nile Street G1 2RL 0141 352 8310. Is at the heart of Glasgow’s Theatreland. The city’s original Mediterranean Brasserie continues to thrive and innovate. Using only the freshest ingredients, the menus offer excellent value with tantalising cuisine inspired by France and the Mediterranean. BUCHANAN ST 21 ROYAL C/ HALL


Hope Street. G2 3PS 0141 332 6002 Authentic Indian cuisine with a Scottish twist. The chefs deliver classic Indian style dishes using the finest local ingredients. For a twist you can also enjoy rabbit or venison curry as well as pheasant tikka along with all the other well know selections. BUCHANAN ST 23 THEATRES


50 Queen Street. G1 3DS 0141 204 4200 Glasgow’s original noodle restaurant and still serving great Japanese dishes freshly prepared in the open kitchen. Extensive menu includesbrice, noodle and soup based dishes as well as sushi and bento boxes. BUCHANAN ST 9 ST VINCENT PL


George Square G2 1DY 0141 221 7828 An all day brasserie with a menu to suit every occasion from breakfast, business lunch, shopping breather or dinner with friends. Located right in the centre of the city, Browns is an easy choice within a short walk of all the key city attractions. BUCHANAN ST 1 GEORGE SQUARE


24 Gordon Street. G1 3PU 0141 204 4762 Riverhill’s philosophy is simple. They strive to make delicious food and serve delectable coffee in stylish surroundings. They are a group of likeminded souls who champion nutritious food, moreish grub and individually ground coffee for every customer. It’s always busy! What better recommendation do you need? BUCHANAN ST 7 ST. VINCENT PL


West George Street. G2 1PB 0141 229 1468 Delicious noodles, rice dishes, salads and freshly squeezed juices all brought together in a vibrant busy restaurant makes Wagamama a great family destination. BUCHANAN ST 9 ST VINCENT PLACE


West Campbell Street. G2 4TT 0141 221 6000 Award winning Red Onion is a contemporary casual dining experience with a menu that offers something for everyone and features dishes that people know and love. Chef/Patron John Quiqley will delight with dishes prepared with fresh Scottish ingredients. BUCHANAN ST 22 GLW SCH OF ART


Bath Street. G2 1HG 0141 332 9641 Roma Mediterranean restaurant offers a blend of Mediterranean, European and traditional dishes for lunch, pre-theatre and dinner. Located within an easy walk of many hotels and theatres, Roma has a casual, relaxed atmosphere where you can unwind with good food and wine. BUCHANAN ST 23 THEATRES

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92 West George St. G2 1PJ 0141 331 4111 Shilling Brewing Co. brews its own craft beer on site as well as showcasing other Scottish and UK craft beers. With freshly prepared gourmet artisan pizzas fast cooked in a clay oven. ST ENOCH 1 GEORGE SQUARE


41 Hope Street. G2 6AE 0141 221 0817 Finest Indian cuisine, stylish surroundings with welcoming staff make Bombay Blues the perfect lunch or dinner destination. Next to Artto Hotel. ST. ENOCH 10 RADISSON BLU HOTEL


226 George St. G1 1JF 01335 229448 www. At the Red Bus Bistro you can enjoy a range of different dining offerings while touring the city in a quirky London Bus converted into a unique restaurant.


108 Elderslie St. G3 7AR 0141 573 0114 Lively, stone-walled bar-restaurant serving authentic paella, tapas and other Spanish favourites. Open since 2014 the restaurant is run by a young but extremely passionate team who to provide you with a fantastic and traditional Spanish culinary experience.


21 Royal Exchange Square. G1 3AJ 0141 248 2111 Dining at DiMaggios is a relaxed affair with no set rules other than enjoying the home cooked recipes, family atmosphere and friendly staff. BUCHANAN ST 1 GEORGE SQUARE


241 Ingram Street. Sprigg is fast becoming one of Glasgow's best loved bespoke take out cafés. Located right in the heart of the city it specialises in restaurant quality fresh bowls to take away and enjoy as you explore the city. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon menus are available daily as well as amazing coffee and cakes too.





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70 Mitchell Street. G1 3LX 0141 258 1650 From the makers of Paesano Pizza comes Sugo Pasta! Located in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, Sugo is a bustling open space restaurant with over 200 seats where diners can watch chefs produce fresh pasta and see their authentic dishes being cooked in the open kitchen. The pasta is made by hand every day and the menu delivers a variety of exceptional regional Italian pasta dishes. ST ENOCH 10 RAD ISSON BLU


86 Miller Street. G1 1DT 0141 221 1568 Amazing new city centre pub and diner specialising in deep dish pizza pies and American staples. Thundercat’s chef Yvonne Noon is passionate about the food served in America’s diners, pubs and dive bars. Having travelled the lenght and breath of the USA, Yvonne and the team behind Buck’s Bar now bring those authentic flavours and recipes to Glasgow. Open for Brunch, lunch and dinner ‘til late. BUCHANAN ST 1 GEORGE SQ


In this episode of Glasgow's award winning hospitality podcast the team catch up with Gordon Hodge, Head of Conferencing & Events at the University of Strathclyde, at the university's stunning Innovation Centre in the heart of Glasgow. Hannah and Alan find out about what Gordon and his team have been up to during lock down as well as talking about COP26, the climate youth conference and what the future holds for the conference and events industry in Glasgow.


89 St. Vincent Street. G2 5TF 0141 248 9359 Glasgow’s new authentic Mexican Restaurant. Taking inspiration from the four main regions of Mexico; Oaxaca, Chiapas, Chihuahua as well as the name. The menu is a mix of classic Mexican dishes and authentic street food for sharing, so you can order 2 or 3 per person or lots for friends. BUCHANAN ST 9 ST VINCENT PL


110 Hope Street. G2 6PH The Root of magic is a family run coffee house and store with a passion for all things magic. Purveyors of Licensed Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merchandise they also cater for other magical creatures by selling The Hoxton Street Monster Supplies too. Great coffee and tea, delicious cakes and a warm, wood panelled café offer the perfect stop right next to Central Station. ST ENOCH 7 ST VINCENT PL


124 Portman Street. G41 1EJ Fore Play Crazy Golf is the first of its kind in Scotland combining crazy golf, booze and the tastiest street food for the ultimate night out! The cousre has 9 Glasgow-inspired golf holes with well known landmarks dotted around that will bring out the social animal competitor in you! Its fun, its crazy and its a great night out! follow the link and get a tee time booked now! KINNING PARK

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he Gallowgate, that stretch of Glasgow's east end that begins just a few minutes' walk away from Buchanan Street has a couthy charm mixed with a growing modern vibe that makes it unique in the city. It has been said that Gallowgate retains "much of its distinctive earthy charm" despite wholesale demolition and regeneration and provides a taste of the city's authentic character. But things are changing. The area is increasingly home to creative businesses and a new generation of pubs and restaurants. The Creative East End organisation, based at 200 Gallowgate, and led by Lauren Stewart and Jen McGlone, provides space for initiatives and ideas to flourish in the interests of economic growth and regeneration. Over at Calton Entry, the thriving BAaD - Barras Art and Design - includes a fish restaurant, A'Challtainn, as well as concerts and a Sunday indoor market. The once famous Baird's Bar has reopened as a restaurant, 226 Gallowgate, and in Bain Street, close by the Barrowland, there is Saint Luke's, a noted livemusic venue, and the award-winning Winged Ox Bar & Kitchen. Other key local venues are the Van Winkle Bourbon BBQ Grill, at 267 and the award-winning pub. Hielan' Jessie, at 374 and ,of course, WEST Brewery, at the Templeton Building on Glasgow Green.


he original Barrowland Ballroom opened in 1934 in a mercantile area east of Glasgow’s city centre and was built by “Barras Queen” Maggie McIver and her husband James. The Barrowland building includes large street-level halls used for the weekend markets, with a sizeable weatherproof hall above. The front of the building boasts a distinctive neon sign which is believed to be the biggest of its kind in the UK.

Bowie, Biffy Clyro, Oasis, U2, The Stranglers, The Clash, The Smiths, Big Country, Muse, Foo Fighters, Franz Ferdinand, Texas, Simple Minds, Snow Patrol, SLF, The Vatersay Boys and many others have played the Ballroom. Adjacent to the Ballroom is the Barrowland Park where there is a pathway which features the names of many artists ,who have played at the Ballroom over the decades.

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'Barras Queen' Maggie McIver started a market that became a legend

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he street murals are helping to rejuvenate streets and revitalise buildings and vacant sites that look a bit tired, reincarnating them as beautiful pieces of public street art.

walking distance of the city centre. The huge range of artwork on display has something to suit all tastes - conservative to radical, quirky to bizarre.

The murals are also having a major impact on our city centre by creating splashes of colour which brighten up lanes and streets. This helps make them more inviting for locals and tourists alike to visit and supports local businesses.

Artists are encouraged to get involved in this Glasgow City Council initiative through application to the city centre Mural Fund.

Now Glasgow has created a Mural Trail featuring the diverse range of art within easy


Glasgow is proud of its local artists and their inspirational, colourful, installations Maps can also be downloaded via:

Glasgow’s Merchant City

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lasgow Merchant City is a neighbourhood with its own identity located within the city centre area. Like many inner city areas throughout the world, the Merchant City has transformed itself from a former commercial trading area into the cool, chic haven of style that exists today. But it wasn’t always that way.

The Merchant City is one of the oldest quarters of Glasgow and has been the home to monks, merchants and merry makers for centuries. In medieval times orangeries and rose gardens once scented the air, but as the city developed this pretty little area is where the dog and bird markets, bowling greens and places of entertainment could be found. Throughout the eighties and nineties the Merchant City has been revitalised. Old warehouses became modern fashion houses; empty market buildings have been given new

life as restaurants or bars and loft living and the birth of a strong and vibrant community arrived in style. Artists colonised run-downworkshops and empty shop units; vacated merchants houses became hotels and restaurants while redundant churches have found new congregations in the theatre-going and music-loving audiences of the city; namely the Tron Theatre and St. Andrew’s in the Square. Today the Merchant City is a remarkable mix of

stylish bars, boutique hotels, luxury apartments, restaurants, shops and artists galleries. And amongst it all there still survive a few hidden gems, such as the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall where Stan Laurel made his debut or the architectural splendour of the magnificent 18th century St. Andrew’s in the Square or the sublime City Halls and Old Fruitmarket. Whatever the content of these buildings the style and elegance of the architecture remains to be enjoyed by all.

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Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow is located in the heart of Glasgow’s historic Style Mile in the restored, renaissanceinspired Athenaeum Theatre. Established in 1893, this striking theatre has musical history of its own: originally a music school, it later became the home to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama. With historic musical memorabilia gracing every wall, Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow fits right into the historic charm of the area and honors the history of the Athenaeum Theatre.

179 Buchanan Street Glasgow, T: 0141 353 8790

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Castle Street G4 0141 552 8198 The present Cathedral building was consecrated in 1197. Since that same period the Cathedral has never been unroofed and it has been a working church for more that 800 years. The cathedral has a regular and active congregation and well worth a visit. BUCHANAN ST 2 GLAS CATHEDRAL


30 Bell Street. G1 1LG 0141 552 1818 The Glasgow Police Historical Exhibition contains artefacts and exhibits giving an insight into the people and events which contributed to the founding, development and progress of Britain’s first Police force. ST ENOCH 4 MERCHANT CITY


Templeton Building. Glasgow Green. G40 1AW. 0141 550 0135 WEST Great for families, West brew its St.Mungo lager on the premises while serving a great range of simple, hearty and delicious food. ST ENOCH (30 min walk) 5 GLAS GREEN


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Candleriggs G1 1NQ 0141 353 8000 This spectacular hall is the city’s oldest, but most loved, performance and meeting place and home to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. BUCHANAN ST 3 MERCHANT CITY


30 Ingram Street. G1 1EZ 0141 553 0810 A fantastic, authentic Italian pizzeria & restaurant serving the finest fresh produce and beautifully prepared wood oven pizzas and wonderful pasta dishes. 4 MERCHANT CITY BUCHANAN ST

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63 Trongate G1 5HB 0141 552 4267 The Tron is one of Scotland’s leading mid-scale producing and preenting theatres. Housing three performance space as well as the Tron Bar & Kitchen, it is a vibrant and bustling creative hub ST ENOCH 3 MERCHANT CITY


94 Miller Street. G1 1DT 0141 258 5565. Enjoy great pizza, artisan, wood fired in a funky and very busy city centre location. This is one of Glasgow’s busiest locations so be prepared to wait for a table. BUCHANAN ST 1 GEORGE SQ

0141 552 9402 Award winning cocktail bar and Scottish a-la-carte restaurant, Metropolitan occupies a stunning location with Merchant Square where diners can experience a fantastic range of expertly made cocktails before choosing from the a varied, locally sourced menu. BUCHANAN ST 4 MERCHANT CITY


Candleriggs (entered via City Halls) G1 1NQ. 0141 353 8000 A stunning venue that used to be an old market, with a huge downstairs performance area. There is an upstairs balcony area as well as a café/bar. BUCHANAN ST 4 MERCHANT CITY

155 High Street. G1 1PH 0141 552 5789 The Merchant Chippie is a traditional fish & chip shop and fishmongers. All food is cooked to order meaning that you get the freshest fish, simply cooked and ready to enjoy at its best. BUCHANAN ST 4 MERCHANT CITY


1 St. Andrew’s Street. G1 5PP 0141 559 5902 Considered one of the finest classical church buildings in Britain and now home to Glasgow’s Centre for Scottish Culture. The venue plays host to many events as well as Scottish opera concerts and is home to Café Source. ST ENOCH 7 ST ANDREW SQ


62 Trongate. G1 5EP 07772 847311 Glasgow’s little corner of Brasil. There is always a party going on at Boteco from live salsa to live sport and club nights. Really popular after show venue. Open late. ST ENOCH 3 MERCHANT SQ


113-117 Trongate G1 5HD 0141 553 0840 The world’s oldest surviving music hall! Founded in 1857 on The Trongate the Britannia is famed and still popular as a place of entertainment and amusement in the city. ST ENOCH 3 MERCHANT CITY


This cosy little cafe/pantry is a haven of good wholesome food and drink and is popular with local residents which makes it the perfect shout if you need a caffeine fix and some freshly baked sweet treats to keep you going. Lunch is always busy so get there early!. BUCHANAN ST 3 MERCHANT SQ


109 Candleriggs. G1 1NP 0141 552 2777 Koolba combines the culinary styles of India and the Middle east to bring you an eclectic mix of exotic flavours produced using the finest locally sourced ingredients. Ideally located for pre or post concert dining. BUCHANAN ST 3 MERCHANT CITY


26 Bell St, Glasgow G1 1LG 0141 552 9900 Situated in the heart of Merchant City, Mharsanta brings a taste of Scotland to you. They have a passion for using seasonal, local produce from Scotland and are here to ensure their guests have the very best experience. Serving a variety of Scottish food from mussels and scallops to home cooked favourites including mince and tatties and steak and sausage pie. They are proud of their strong focus on being a sustainable business. ST ENOCH 3 MERCHANT CITY


1 Merchant Square. G1 1LE 0141 553 1010 Arisaig specialises in modern Scottish dishes such as hot smoked salmon, Arbroath Smokies and fabulous game all served with the freshest, seasonal local accompaniments. BUCHANAN ST 4 MERCHANT CITY


64 Albion Street. G1 1NY 0141 552 6813 One of Glasgow’s best known and iconic dining places. Café Gandolfi has been delighting diners with its passionate promotion of Scottish produce especially sourced from the Highlands and Islands. BUCHANAN ST 3 MERCHANT SQ


Ingram Street G1 1HA 0141 290 0973 An exciting dining Japanese experience with food expertly prepared by entertaining Teppanyaki chefs who will dazzle you with their tricks while delivering mouth watering food to your plate. BUCHANAN ST 4 MERCHANT CITY

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lasgow canal is an emerging destination in north Glasgow and a hub for innovation, creativity and regeneration. Stretching from Pinkston in Port Dundas to Firhill Basin in Maryhill, the canal is a hidden asset within Glasgow and it’s closer than you think – nestled just 10 minutes from the city centre. First built in the late 1700s to support the city’s bustling industry, the canal continues to develop and the area around it is now home to a host of innovative business and organisations Play Port – an exciting new collaboration between three of Glasgow’s leading urban sports attractions – was launched in June. The partnership between Pinkston Watersports, Glasgow Wake Park and The Loading Bay Skatepark in Port Dundas lets people sign up for a host of


G4 9XE 07727 817216 Glasgow’s first and only indoor skatepark, The Loading Bay is the latest addition to north Glasgow’s alternative urban sports playground. The 30,000 sq ft space features a street plaza, a 60ft long bowl, movable modular ramps and training room with trampolines, gymnastics flooring and foam pits and a café. The Loading Bay is the result of a collaboration between internationally acclaimed skate ramp company Vision Ramps, whose past collaborators include Red Bull and the team behind the new James Bond movie, and Scottish Canals. It is fast becoming a favourite spot for pros and beginners alike.

including a thriving creative and cultural quarter, cutting-edge sports facilities, fantastic places to eat and drink, an urban nature reserve and now - Play Port. Just a stone’s throw from Glasgow city centre, the canal boasts unforgettable views across the city. You can get to the canal on foot, on wheels, by subway at Cowcaddens Subway Station or the bus by alighting at Garscube Road.

activity packages through one easy-tobook central system. The three alternative sport venues are all located around the top of the Forth and Clyde Canal and have transformed the area into an exciting playground of thrilling activity and a must-visit adventure spot over the last few years.

Play Port allows visitors to take part in thrill-seeking package experiences including skateboarding, kayaking, white water tubing, wakeboarding, BMX, canoeing, kayaking, bushcraft and more! Play Port experiences can be booked through the website - www.

GLASGOW WAKEPARK G4 9XP T. 07415 787260 Come and try your hand at wakeboarding on the canal! Based at Pinkston Watersports, we offer a system 2.0 wakeboard park which allows the wakeboarder to ride continuously, turning at each end of the canal basin. To challenge you we have four obstacles in the water for trying out varying levels of tricks. Whether you are trying wakeboarding for the first time or are perfecting your latest trick we offer the ideal environment in an urban location. We are open from March to October.

PINKSTON WATERSPORTS G4 9XP T. 0141 332 5636 Pinkston Watersports is a community paddlesports centre with Scotland’s only artificial whitewater course, offering unique urban watersports facilities in an urban setting. You can take part in paddlesport classes, community activities, team building and even host a birthday birthday. Whether it’s rafting, kayaking, canoeing or stand up paddleboarding you’re into, Pinkston’s the place for you.

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Hamiltonhill Claypits Local Nature Reserve is an urban oasis, just a mile from Glasgow city centre. An inner-city parkland, the Claypits is a 950 hectare greenspace, home to an array of plants, trees and wildlife including roe deer, peregrine falcons, whitethroat warblers and a host of waterfowl. Originally the home of a clay quarry used when the Forth and Clyde Canal was first built in the late 1700s, it was also the site of a foundry, glassworks and boat-building yard. The Claypits are now open providing access to new pathways, boardwalks and a pedestrian bridge which connects the west and east sides of the canal north of Applecross Basin. As well as wildlife, the Claypits also offer spectacular views over the city.



8 Speirs Wharf, G4 9TB 0141 332 6229 Situated on the banks of Speirs Wharf, in a corner of the original 1851 heritage building, lies Ocho Cafe. A fully licensed brunch, lunch and cocktail venue, Ocho Cafe offers only the freshest daily delivered ingredients from local suppliers, with every dish entirely home made. Ocho Cafe is just a short walk from the city centre yet has an aura of escaping it all.

WALK OR WHEEL THE CANAL NAVVIES’ BARGE Navvies’ Barge is a social enterprise canal boat moored at Applecross Basin. The barge runs boat trips along Glasgow’s stretch of the canal and hosts a café and a variety of workshops, making the waterway more accessible to people in the local community. Customers can enjoy a day out on the barge, make themselves at home on-board with a buffet and relax their way along the canal. The barge is also shared with community groups in order to open up the canal and the benefits of time on the water to as many as possible. Established as a workers’ co-operative, Navvies’ Barge pays tribute to the workers who made the canal – the navvies. The social enterprise aims to empower people in their work and remind them of the power of worker solidarity.

The canal is the perfect place for a walk, run or cycle and is a gateway to an exciting network of cycle paths and routes within Glasgow that stretch all the way to Loch Lomond. Whether you’re looking for a green way to get to work, or to enjoy some time stretching your legs along the water’s edge – you can do it via Glasgow’s canal. Experience Glasgow canal’s creative side with a trip to Glasgow Sculpture Studios. Their sculpture courses have been developed to support all levels of ability and experience – no prior experience is required and beginners are very welcome. From metalwork to mouldmaking, their programme aims to introduce you to new ways of thinking, making, and doing, while creating space for you to bring your own thoughts, ideas, and interests to each session. Build on your existing skills and discover new ones you didn’t know you had.

GLASGOW TOOL LIBRARY Glasgow Tool Library is a charity located at Civic House which lends and share tools, instead of books. They also hold classes, workshops and events that teach a range of craft, DIY and sustainability skills and knowledge. Glasgow Tool Library collects donations of tools from those that no longer use them, repairs and cares for them, and saves them from going to landfill. Creating a community resource not only reduces your carbon footprint, it also saves people money. From supporting practical DIY, gardening and home improvements, to furniture making and artistic projects, Glasgow Tool Library will provide the tools you need.

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lasgow’s West End district is only about two miles away from the city centre but a world away in terms of its unique character and style. On foot, by subway or bus easily accesses the area which is home to a fantastic and eclectic mixture of attractions, cafes, bars, famous restaurants, a world famous comedy club as well as some really lovely boutique shops.

Hunterian Museum, another important historical collection. Also within easy reach of the West End is the award winning Riverside Transport Museum with the awesome Titan Crane just a little further out towards Clydebank. If sightseeing on foot in the fresh air is more your thing then take the time to mingle within the cobbled lanes to enjoy the area’s Victorian

architecture or wander around the famous campus at Glasgow University. You may also take time to enjoy the wonderful Botanic Gardens, yet another gem within a few minutes walk of Byres Road. The West End provides a wonderful opportunity to escape from the city centre and still onlybe ten minutes away. Getting there is easy by subway or City Sightseeing bus.

From the bustling daily activity of Byres Road to hidden gems nestled down historic cobbled lanes, The West End is a “Must Visit” no matter how long your trip to Glasgow is for. The area is home to some of Glasgow’s most famous attractions. The stunning Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery houses some of Scotland’s most valued collections and is a short walk from the subway and is a stop for the City Sightseeing open top bus. Nearby is the

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100 Pointhouse Place G3 8RS 0141 287 2728 A vast collections of Glasgow’s transport heritage assembled under one roof showcases the city’s important contribution to transportation through ship building, locomotive construction and car making. The museum can be accessed by foot from the West End. PARTICK 14 RIVERSIDE MUSEUM


Queen’s Quay, Clydebank G81 1BF 0141 952 3771 Visit one of Scotland’s unique industrial attractions and imagine looking down on the Queen Mary or QE2 as thy were being built. A proud custodian of Glasgow’s shipbuilding past lives on. The museum is a short trip by train or bus from the West End.

KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY & MUSEUM Argyle Street G3 8AG 0141 276 9500 Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is one of Scotland’s most popular free attractions. It has 22 themed, state-of=the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8,000 objects. The collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally significant. KELVIN HALL 18 KELVINGROVE



isiting the West End is a great contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The West End has an altogether more relaxed atmosphere and life moves at a much more relaxed pace. There are plenty of places where you can stop for coffee or grab lunch and if the weather is favourable lots of outside spaces where you can sit back and watch the world go by. The West End has some fabulous attractions, museums, boutique shops and a whole list of great restaurants and lively pubs. Have a look at some of our tips here, nearly all of which are within a short walk of either a subway station or sightseeing bus stop.

730 Great Western Rd G12 0UE 0141 276 1614 Glasgow Botanic Gardens is an Arboretum and public park located close to Bhyres Road. It features several glasshourses, the most notable being the Kibble Palace. The gardens are popular for walking and picnics. HILLHEAD 17 BOTANIC GARDENS Photo courtesy of Glasgow Life

2 Cresswell Lane G12 8AA Authentic Spanish tapas, paella and a hge range of Spanish wines and cocktails in a relaxed and bustling atmosphere. Cntrally located and a great family destination. HILLHEAD 18 BYRES ROAD


447 Great Western Road. G12 8Hh 0141 334 0686 La Lanterna West End opened in the Summer of 2017 and is the little brother of Glasgow’s oldest family run Italian restaurant.. Enjoy the La Lanterna warmth and authentic italian cooking . KELVINBRIDGE 14 GLASGOW UNI


725 Great Western Road G12 8QX 0141 334 6265 An award winning Scottish dining experience located close to the Botanic Gardens serving an inspired menu created around seasonality, freshness and the highest welfare standards, Cail Bruich has a well-earned reputation for fine food cooked with passion. KELVINBRIDGE 17 BOTANIC GRDS


1377 Argyle Street G3 8AF 0844 573 0670 The Pelican Cafe has gained a very strong following since opening. Serving excellent locally sourced beef, seafood and produce, the restaurant combines this with a great selection of excellent fairly priced wines. PARTICK 19 KELVINGROVE


16 Byres Road G11 5JY 0141 339 2544 The award winning Number 16 is a cosy wellestablished neighbourhood restaurant located in the centre of the West End. Serving seasonal, locally sourced produce and bringing new ideas to traditionnal Scottish dishes, this is a restaurant well worth visiting during your stay. HILLHEAD 18 BYRES ROAD


Byres Road G12 8QX 0141 357 6200 Formerly Kelvinside Parish Church, Oran Mor, (the Great Song), now offers visitors two restaurants, live music, lounge and whisky bar as well as hosting the worldfamous “A Play, a Pie and a Pint” theatre. A great venue where you can relax and enjoy great entertainment.


28-32 Cathedral Square. G4 0XA 0141 552 3519 Cathedral House is an iconic Glasgow landmark. Built in Scottish Baronial style in 1896, it is now a thoughtfully renovated boutique inn. Consisting of 8 unique bedrooms, The Green Room Café Bar and The Drawing Room – the stunning event space. A unique and truly memorable stay only 2 minutes from Glasgow cathedral and The Necropolis. 2


12 Ashton Lane G12 8SJ 0141 334 5007 Four more than 40 years the Ubiquitous Chip has been d elighting diners with its stunning location and equally stunning food. Enjoy long established favourites as well as new creations while enjoying one of Scotland’s finest wine lists. HILLHEAD 18 BYRES ROAD


11 Ruthven Lane G12 9BG 0141 334 4040 A West End institution famous for its kilted staff and well sourced ingredients which include North Sea scallops, and Stornoay black pudding as well as Ayrshire lamb. Mouthwatering menus and a location within yards of bustling Byres Road.. HILLHEAD 18 BYRES ROAD


28 Gibson Street G12 8NX 0141 334 2665 A hugely ppopular locl restaurant serving an impressive variety of dishes from around the world but with the common theme of using fresh Scottish ingredients locally sourced. Choose to dine either in the restaurant downstairs or the upstairs cafe/bar. KELVINBRIDGE 16 GLASGOW UNI


88 Dumbarton FRoad G11 6NX 0141 339 1944 A firm Glasgow favourite with locals and visitors alike, Two Fat Ladies has an enviable reputation as one of the city’s best seafood restaurants with influences from France, Italy and the Middle East. Always busy so booking ahead is advised. PARTICK 19 KELVINGROVE


University Avenue G12 8QQ 0141 330 4221 Founded in 1807, the Hunterian is Scotland’s oldest public museum. The museum’s collections inc;ude scientific instruments used by James Watt, Joseph Lister and Lord Kelvin as well as outstanding Roman artefacts and other life science collections. HILLHEAD 16 GLASGOW UNI


1116 Argyle Street G3 8TD 0141 339 3895 Locted very close to the West End at Finnieston and within walkung distance of Glasgow University. Athena provides authentic Greek dishes combining the freshest ingredients with old family recipes served in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. PARTICK 19 KELVINGROVE


199-201 Byres Road G12 8TN 0141 339 4222 Little brother to La Vita in the city centre, Spuntini creates a relaxed place where leisurely meals consisting of Bella Figura or Italian Tapas makes this an ideal family dining experience. HILLHEAD 19 BYRES ROAD


1055 Sauchiehall Street G3 7UD 0141 339 2999 The Butchershop takes pride in serving only the finest grass fed beef, locally sourced and hung for between 21 & 35 days to ensure the finest, most succulent steak imaginable. PARTICK 1 KELVINGROVE


23 Sandyford Place, Glasgow, G3 7NG 0141 339 9993 Van Winkle proudly serves up Scotland's largest selection of Bourbons. Their aim is to bring real quality products, delivered by genuine people, in an atmosphere that allows you to drift and believe you are in the deepest parts of Kentucky! Serving a variety of wee plates, homemade burgers and sandwiches, there's something to suit everyone. They have two cracking locations to choose from in the Barrowlands and West End of Glasgow

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Glasgow by Night

The Best of Glasgow By Night ...

Nightly entertainment in Glasgow is fast moving and vibrant. With so much on every night its difficult to know where to start! We have tried to suggest a range of great Glasgow venues that have been entertaining people successfully for years ranging from theatres to live music venues to cinemas to comedy to nightclubs. We hope you enjoy your night out!


272a St Vincent Street G2 5RL 0141 221 5279 Also known simply as King Tuts, this is a live music venue ad bar renowned in Scotland as a showcase for new and emerging bands and as the venue that supported some of music’s biggest names at the start of their careers. BUJCHANAN ST 22 SCH OF ART


421 Sauchiehall Street. G2 3LG 0141 333 0900 Since 1991 Nice N Sleazy has been an ever present provider of nightly gigs and club nights including both local and touring acts. They don’t have TVs and don’t show football! BUCHANAN ST 23 THEATRES


22 Jamaica Street G1 4QD 0141 248 4600 Twenty six years of partying in the ‘dear green place’ that is Glasgow and the Sub Club still resides deep below ground playing to the best people in the city on the finest sound system in Scotland! ST ENOCH 1 RADISSON BLU




84 Wilson Street. G1 1UZ 0141 559 6593 Polo lounge is officially Scotland’s biggest and most fabulous gay venue. It is a LBGTG+ inclusive safe space open to party seven nights a week.. BUCHANAN ST 1 GEORGE SQ

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119 Gorbals Street G5 9DS 0141 429 0022 The Citizen’s Theatre is an iconic venue and theatre company based in the Gorbls area a short distance from the Merchant City. The Citizens is renowned for cutting edge production as well as educational and community work. BRIDGE ST 21 ST ANDREW’S SQ


63 Trongate G1 5HB 0141 552 4267 The Tron is one of Scotland’s leading mid-scale producing and preenting theatres. Housing three performance spaces as well as the Tron Bar & Kitchen, it is a vibrantcreative hub ST ENOCH 3 MERCHANT CITY


282 Hope Street G2 3QA 0844 871 7647 Theatre Royal presents a wide vaierty of drama, dance, comedy, opera, musical and children’s theatre. It is close to a range of city hotels within easy walkig distance of the theatre BUCHANAN ST 23 THEATRES


auchiehall Street G2 3NY 0141 353 8000 The Royal Concert Hall plays host to some of the biggest names in music throughout the year including Celtic Connections and a host of traditional contemporary and popular music genres. BUCHANAN ST 24 R C HALL


50-60 King Street G1 5QT 0141 553 1638 A populr, independent music venue together with bar, vegetarian & vegan cafe with a great selection of wines and beers. Check the website to keep up-to-datr with what’s on and coming up soon. ST ENOCH 6 ST ANDREW’S SQ


25 Albert Drive G41 2PE 0141 276 0950 Tramway is an internationl art-space which commissions, produces and presents contemporary arts projects. Tramway is a spece where you can witness, engage, experience, participate and learn.


297 Bath Street G2 4JN 0844 871 7648 The King’s presents first class musicals, pantomime, drama, dance and comedy. BUCHANAN ST 21 CHARING CROSS


121 Eglington Street. G5 9NT 0141 332 2232 The O2 Academy Glasgow (formerly the Carling Academy) is a vibrant and ever popular music venue just south of the river but close to the city centre. It holds 2500 people is is a great place to hear up and coming local bands in Glasgow. BRIDGE STREET


373 Sauchiehall St. G2 3HU 07908 251200 A vibrant tropical Latin American inspired bar, restaurant and nightclub, Mango serves great food and drinks throughout the day and early evening before becoming a fantastically lively late night venue open until 3am at weekends. Perfect for relaxing and having fun late into the night. BUCHANAN ST 19 SAUCHIEHALL ST


214 Bath Street. G2 4HW 0141 332 1341 Peacock chairs, exotic cocktails and ceramic mugs in exuberant music loving Thai eatery and bar. Restaurant bookings now available but make sure you visit one of the best outside beer gardens in Glasgow - an exotic island haven in the city centre of Glasgow BUCHANAN ST 22 SCH OF ART


12 Rose Street G3 6RB 0141 332 6535 GFT is a year round screenning programme of classic cinema. It is also home to the Glasgow Film Festival, the fastest growing film event in the UK. It is a classic, charming cinema that appeals to all genres of filmgoers. BUCHANAN S 23 THEATRES


333 Woodland’s Road G3 6NG 0844 335 8879 Converted out of the cellars of an old schoo, the Glasgow Stand is a Tardi-like venue whose unassuming exterior belies the explosion of colour and laughter inside! Tere’s a full icensed bar with drinks at pub, not club, prices. KELVINBRIDGE 21 CHARING X

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Staying in Glasgow

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lasgow offers a wide choice ofnaccommodation for visitors ranging from luxurious to budget stopovers. You will find familiar names in the city as well as boutique hotels, b&bs and good quality hostels There really is something to suit most budgets. There is a wide choice of hotels within the city centre area itself and it is well worth staying central as you will be within walking distance of the sightseeing bus, subway and city centre shopping streets as well as evening entertainment and dining. Depending on budget you can choose from recognised global names such as Hilton, Radisson Blu or Marriot or opt for more affordable local, and equally welcoming names such as Carlton George, Jury’s Inn, Ibis or Premier Inn. By far the most affordable places are hostels such as Eurohostel or SYHA which offer a secure and fun atmosphere often for less than £20 per night. Wherever you choose to rest your head you can be certain of a warm welcome and high standard of service throughout the city.

MALDRON HOTEL - Glasgow City

50 Renfrew Street. G2 3BW. 0141 340 9720 Centrally located only 200 metres from The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, this brand new 4-star hotel offers express check-in and check-out, allergy free rooms, restaurant and bar as well as a fitness centre. There is also 24-hour front desk and room service.

YOTEL Glasgow

260 Argyle Street. G2 8QW. 0141 428 4490 Website Set right in among all the city's best bars and eateries, this hip hotel is across the road from Central Station and within easy reach of all the best attractions. Modern fully kitted out rooms compliment a super cool bar with it's very own bowling alley!


161 West Nile Street. G1 2RL Comfortable city centre hotel ideally located close to Queen Street Station, Buchanan Bus station and right next to all the top venues, theatres, cinemas and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Includes the award winning La Bonne Auberge French bistro. BUCHANAN ST 21 R/L CONCERT HALL

MOXY HOTEL - Merchant City

210 High Street G4 0QW. 0141 846 0256 Website Next to High Street train station and only minutes from city centre attractions, shopping and restaurants, this modern hotel from Marriott features casual rooms with free wi-fi, flat screen TVs as well as a chic 24 hour cafe/bar, lounge and fitness centre. Pet friendly.


1-19 Albion Street G1 1LH 0141 553 4288 Set in the heart if the Merchant City, this all apartment hotel offers modern apartments with free wi-fi, flat screen TVs as well as work space and kitchenettes. There is a fitness room, self-service laundry and meeting facilities. Perfect as a location for a family or business visit and within east walking distance of the city centre.

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25 Tunnel Street. G3 8HL 0141 471 1700. A stunning new addition to the Glasgow skyline and located right next to the SEC and Hydro giving easy access to all the best things nearby including the Finnieston district. The hotel also has the now famous Sky Bar with stunning views down the river and western city. 11 RADISSON BLU


78-82 Oswald Street. G1 4PL 0141 468 0450. 64 boutique rooms, a rooftop restaurant and exclusive executive lounge, the carlton George has a fantastic central location. ST ENOCH 10 RADISSON BLU


West George Street G2 1DH 0141 353 6373 64 boutique rooms, a rooftop restaurant and exclusive executive lounge, the carlton George has a fantastic central location. BUCHANAN ST 8 GEORGE SQ


973 Sauchiehall St. G3 7TQ 0141 337 3313 Argyll Hotel is a family owned and run 3 Star property providing comfortable and affordable accommodation in the city centre. The hotel is within easy distance of Central Station.


Hope Street G2 6AE 0141 248 2489 Individully designed rooms with crisp clean lines, soft woods and colourful throws that will help you to relax and unwind. ST ENOCH 10 RADISSON BLU


Argyll Street G2 8DL 0141 204 3333 The 5 Star Radisson Blu has built an enviable reputation as one of Glasgow’s finest hotels with fantastic dining and relaxing bar areas. ST ENOCH 10 RADISSON BLU


West Regent Street G2 4DQ 0141 619 9000 Ibis Glasgow is a budget hotel in a central areas with easy access to train stations and the restaurants abd nightlife of central Glasgow. BUCHANAN STREET 22 ART SCHOOL


Argyll Street G3 8RR 0141 226 5577 A long established luxury hotel located a short walk from city attractions, shopping and dining. Perfect for business or pleasure. ST ENOCH 11 HOTELS


Renfrew Street G2 3BW 0141 404 9485 Ultra modern, fantastically trendy, the Citizen M is located jut a few steps away from theatres, shopping, sightseeing and dining. BUCHANAN ST 23 THEATRES


Waterloo Street G2 7DA 0141 226 7700 Centrally located, thismodern, stylish hotel provides a great base for visitors travelling for business or pleasure. Close to Central Station and within an easy walk of city centre attractions, shopping and dining. ST ENOCH 11 HOTELS


Jamaica Street G1 4QG 0141 314 4800 One of the most popular city centre hotels, Jury’s is close to Central Station and only a 10 minute walk from Queen Street. Close to city centre attractions, shopping and dining. ST ENOCH 10 RADISSON BLU


Bath Street G2 2EN 0141 353 0800 Apex Hotel offers unique styling and personalised service in the heart of the city centre and, more precisely in Theatreland. BUCHANAN ST 22 ART SCHOOL



0141 204 5555 One of Glasgow’s most stylish five star hotels including a Livingwell Health Club, pooland Ocean Rooms Spa. The hotel is within walking distance of the business district and close to all city centre amenities. ST ENOCH 11 HOTELS


West George Street G2 2JJ 0141 221 1211 Ths new addition to the Glasgow hotel list iscentrally located close to the city centre and near to thebusiness distrcit. The hotel is within a short walk of all the main theatres, shops and restaurants in the city centre. BUCHANAN ST 9 ST VINCENT PL


Ingram Street G1 1DQ 0844 815 9103 Sitting in a perfect central location the Mercure is within a short walk of the city centre, sightseeing bus, shopping and dining. BUCHANAN ST 1 GEORGE SQ


Clyde Street G1 4NR 0141 222 2828 Offering cheap. clean, comfortable and fun accommodation right in the heart of the city, Eurohostel fills the gap between ‘backpacker hostel’. A fun place to stay. ST ENOCH 10 RADISSON BLU


Park Circus G3 6BY 0141 332 3004 Glasgow Youth Hostel offers spacious and comfortable accommodation perfect for groups, families and individuals. The hostel is 30 minutes walk from the city centre and is close to transport links. COWCADDENS 21 CHARING CROSS

IN-HOUSE BREWERY WITH 25 ROTATIONAL DRAUGHT LINES 92 West George St | G2 1PJ | 0141 353 1654

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Golf in Glasgow

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cotland is the home of golf so if you're a golfer and you're staying in or around Glasgow then let temptation take you away to one of the amazing courses within easy reach of the city. There are a variety of excellent courses where you can test your skills at varying levels of difficulty. One thing that is constant however, is the warm welcome that awaits you wherever you choose to play. Check out our selections here and call in advance to arrange your round. Most will be able to arrange equipment hire as well as pre and post round dining and drinks, dependent of course on Covid restrictions in place. Regardless of where you play, you can say that you have played golf in The Home Of Golf!

Accessible from the City Centre CATHCART CASTLE GOLF CLUB

0141 638 9449 Cathcart Castle Golf Club was established in 1895 and is one of the oldest golf clubs in the Glasgow area. The James Braid designed golf course is played over undulating parkland and offers a challenge to all levels of golfers. It is a family friendly golf club and caters to golfers of all abilities. Roughly a 15-minute drive from Glasgow’s city centre, Cathcart Castle is easily accessible for visitors.


0141 761 1281 Just 10 minutes from Glasgow city centre, the peaceful, picturesque setting lets you forget about the busy city lifestyle and golfers lose themselves in the beautiful game of golf. Visitors have the options of playing the Championship course set in the wonderful woodlands with stunning views of the Campsie Hills, or alternatively you can enjoy the Keir course, more forgiving from the tee and less physically demanding than the championship course, and with equally wonderful views of the Campsie Hills.


0141 778 1179 Sandyhills Golf Club provides a beautiful challenging 18-hole parkland setting situated in Glasgow’s East End near Mount Vernon and just 10 minutes from Glasgow city centre, that offers a very fair test to golfers of all abilities. The Clubhouse at Sandyhills is large with spacious traditional lounges which are comfortable and tastefully decorated, providing members and visitors the perfect area to relax before and after their round of golf.

0141 632 7463 Voted as 2019 South West Scotland Golf Club of the year, Cowglen is a beautifully presented parkland course which provides a challenging test to all golfers. The picturesque golf course is matched by the relaxing clubhouse, bar and lounge areas which await you after your round. Visitors are welcome throughout the year and are welcome to enjoy all clubhouse facilities on offer.

0141 427 1157 Dubbed as ‘Glasgow’s finest golf course’, Haggs Castle is set in the magnificent mature parkland of Pollok Country Park. The peaceful, tree-lined fairways of the course provide a wonderful contrast to the nearby, bustling city-centre. Visiting golfers can always be assured of a warm welcome at Haggs Castle. They will receive a friendly greeting in the clubhouse before or after their game. Food is available all day with a variety of menu offerings during the playing season. The clubhouse consists of locker room facilities as well as shower facilities.

Easily accessible by train HELENSBURGH GOLF CLUB

01436 675505 Golfers have been enjoying our beautiful moorland course above Helensburgh town since 1893 and we invite you to come and enjoy this destination course that no golfer should miss. Despite being only 20 miles from Glasgow, our course is in a relaxing and tranquil setting with stunning views over the Clyde Estuary to the South and over Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to the North. The gently undulating terrain and varied layout is playable for all but a challenge for the best. To score well you will need to plot your way round and master our fast and true putting surfaces. The club is easily accessible by train from Glasgow’s city centre and is an ideal stop if you are visiting the many attractions of the surrounding area or heading out to explore Scotland’s wonderful west coast.

01389 841754 www. Being less than six miles from the worldrenowned Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, with stunning views over the river Clyde and only 25 minutes from Glasgow Airport, makes Cardross not only easily accessible but a must on any golfing holiday. The Club has a welcoming clubhouse, excellent catering, a wellstocked Professional’s shop and is one of the best inland parkland golf courses in the West of Scotland. Cardross train station is conveniently located across the road from the clubhouse. Visitors and Societies are most welcome to come and play.



0141 632 4351 Just minutes from Glasgow city centre and set in Pollok Country Park’s secluded mature woodland, Pollok is arguably Scotland’s finest city suburban course. Designed by the famous Alister MacKenzie ( designer of Augusta National, Cypress Point and many others), Pollok’s parkland setting is a golfing haven and is only overlooked by the magnificent Pollok House. Maintained to the highest standard, the course is a proper test for low handicappers and its fairness & playability mean golfers of all abilities enjoy it. Founded in 1892, the club has a rich history with a modern outlook. Pollok is open to visitors throughout the year and the golf course is matched only by the warm, hospitable welcome in the luxurious clubhouse.



0141 586 5300 Founded in 1891, Bearsden Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs on the North side of Glasgow. Just 5 miles from Glasgow’s city centre, Bearsden Golf Club value their location on the edge of the countryside, where you can enjoy both the pleasures of life, and golf, whether you are a member or a visitor. Bearsden also boasts an extremely comfortable clubhouse setting to enjoy after your round.

0141 956 4657 Being less than six miles from the world-Set in beautiful rural surroundings just 10 miles from Glasgow, are two of the finest moorland golf courses in Scotland. The Hilton and Allander courses at Hilton Park were designed in 1927 by seven times Open Champion James Braid and were home to Martin Laird in the years before he became a successful PGA tour player. The courses offer a distinctive and rewarding experience to both members and visitors. Hilton Park Golf Club is about 9 miles from Glasgow airport, 10 miles from Glasgow city centre, and is situated on the A809, two miles from Milngavie on the road to Drymen.

Golf in Glasgow


Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park ...


HE National Park encompasses around 720 sq miles (1,865 sq km) of some of the finest scenery in Scotland and is split into four distinct areas.

It is a place of contrasts, from rolling lowland landscapes in the south to high mountains in the north, and has many lochs and rivers, forests and woodlands. It is also a living, working landscape which has been influenced by people for generations and is visited and enjoyed by many for its recreational value. The National Park is an area of outstanding landscapes and diverse natural habitats – and the National Park team work hard to keep it that way. From maintaining paths to planning major rural development projects, they make sure it’s a place that everyone can enjoy.

The new National Park Journey Planner is a pilot project to trial a way of providing all the potential travel options for visitors in one place to make it easier to research, plan and book your day trip. Try it and share your experience with us! VISIT SCOTLAND INFORMATION CENTRE 01389 753533 The Old Station Building, Balloch, G83 8LQ. Open all year providing a wide range of local information as well as leaflets, maps and timetables and helpful local knowledge.

Loch Lomond

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ALLOCH is the gateway to Loch Lomond and the truly stunning beauty that is the area around Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Getting here is easy. Balloch is less than forty minutes from Glasgow Airport and has good bus links as well as a regular, half hourly direct train service from Glasgow Queen Street Station.

Balloch is a thriving, bustling village where you can enjoy a great range of activities. Visit Balloch Country Park, enjoy a loch cruise with frequent departures throughout the day or simply wander into the lovely shops and restaurants along the main street. Take a short walk along to Loch Lomond Shores where you will find shopping, dining and family fun.


ardross is one of Helensburgh and Lomond’s hidden gems. Not immediatly obvious as a fruitful stopping place Cardross actually offers great value for time spent with a wealth of wonderful history and options for sport and great dining thrown in. Included in the package are the wonderful old parish church ruined by a stray bomb during the Clydebank Blitz,


VERLOOKING the River Clyde, the towns of Dumbarton and Clydebank were both noted for their shipbuilding – a story told at the Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank in Dumbarton. Dumbarton’s shipbuilding heritage includes the building of the famous clipper ‘Cutty Sark’. Dumbarton Castle on its fortified rock has long guarded the Clyde approaches. A ruined chapel in the grounds of Levengrove Park boasts the final resting place of part of the remains of Robert the Bruce whose home was once

nearby and the town also lays claim to the bard Robert Burns who was made Freeman of the Burgh.

the once magnificent brutalist St Peter’s Seminary and the wonderful medieval St Mahew’s Chapel which is still in use. On a less ecclesiastical note there is the beautifully situated Carman Trout Fishery, Cardross Golf Club, the National Trust for Scotland’s Geilston Gardens and the quaint Geilston Hall which is now thought to be an early C R Mackintosh design.

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ELENSBURGH is approximately 20 miles north west of Glasgow. Sir James Colquhoun designed the town in 1780 and named it after his wife Helen.

commanding fine views over the estuary.

An elegant town, with streets laid out in a grid pattern many of which are tree-lined, the most notable ones with Japanese Cherry.

The original fly-wheel memorial can be seen on the east seafront esplanade. John Logie Baird, the inventor of television was born here, and a memorial to him can be found on the seafront.

Helensburgh has an outstanding collection of houses designed by famous architects including Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Leiper and Honeyman. Mackintosh’s Hill House is the most well known and sits high above the Clyde

Other famous local connections include Henry Bell who pioneered the steamship “Comet”, whose maiden voyage was from Helensburgh to Greenock.

As well as being steeped in history and culture, Helensburgh is now rated as one of Scotlands best “Foodie” destinations where dining delights of all genres can be found in plentiful supply

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Loch Lomond Shores LOCH LOMOND BIRD OF PREY CENTRE 01389 729239 For a unique experience visit the Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre. Learn about the individual birds and stand six feet from a Golden Eagle! Watch the birds training or flying and learn about conservation.


MARKET DAYS Market Day is on the first and third Sunday of each month, and alongside the superb products there are a range of great entertainment. Come along for a free family day out.

SEALIFE AQUARIUM 01389 721500 Dive in and be wowed by the strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep as you journey through the amazing underwater world.

TREE ZONE AERIAL ADVENTURE COURSE High in the trees at Loch Lomond Shores, TreeZone is the ultimate Aerial Adventure Course ... Zip wires, balance beams, hanging platforms, tight-ropes, scramble nets, white knuckle bridges and gap jumps are set among ancient Caledonian Pines. This is an unforgettable high ropes activity for adults, kids, groups, families or for a corporate event.

LOCH LOMOND LEISURE Have been qoperating on Loch Lomond, at Luss Rowardennan and Loch lomond Shores, since 2001 and they offer activities for all ages and every occasion including: Luxury Speedboat Tours, Boat Hire and Boat Charter, Watersports, Outdoor Activities, Stag Parties, Hen Parties, Corporate Entertainment, Special Occasion Packages, Wedding Boats and Kids Parties as well as Speedboat Tours, Pedal Boat & Rowing Boat hire, Waterski, Wakeboard, Wake Surf, Kneeboard, Ringo & Banana Boat, Kayak, Stand Up Paddleboarding, SUP, Canoe & Katakanu. Their bike hire service offers Adult, Children, Toddler, Child Seat, Tow-Attachment, and Trailer. Due to Covid all activites have to be pre-booked at

01389 752376 : Enjoy a short scenic cruise departing from the dock in front of the main mall. Cruises operate daily throughout the Summer period. Find out more by checking the Sweeney’s website for full details of these all all their other Loch Lomond departures.

SHOPPING MALL STORES No trip to Loch Lomond shores is complete without a walk through The Mall to browse the offers and limited edition products available from boutique shops and big brand designer names. From independent stores selling designer jewellery and watches, handmade gifs, candles to shoes, outdoor clothing, equipment and sportswear, there’s something for everybody regardless of your budget! Stores now open include: Frasers, Sports Direct, Catherine Kinloch by Pavers, Hawkshead, Loch Lomond News, Keep Sakes, Lachlan on the Shores, Leading Labels and Loch Lomond Jewellers. Full details on all stores at www.

West Highland Line

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he world famous West Highland Line with its quaint Swiss chalet stations was voted the World’s Best Railway Journey by readers of the Wanderlust travel magazine ... and not without reason.

The World’s best train journey

The route from Glasgow to Mallaig and Fortwilliam snakes its way through stunning countryside and across breathtaking ravines spanned by stunning concrete structures which were record breaking and revolutionary when they were built. Borrodale Burn bridge became the world’s longest concrete span at 127 feet, and Glenfinnan Viaduct was a huge structure in concrete at 416 yards long with 21 arches. This historic route combines the romance of the Scottish Highlands with the breathtaking beauty of the rural countryside and adds a little bit of Harry Potter magic along the way. This is one train journey you will never forget whether you travel on newly-refurbished, regular ScotRail trains or the Jacobite Steam Train

Glasgow to Crianlarich


rom Glasgow Queen Street station the train travels uphill towards the Kilpatrick hills, providing impressive views of the Erskine Bridge and down the Clyde Estuary towards the Firth of Clyde. Pass through the small villages and towns on the Clyde – such as Bowling, Dumbarton (with its celebrated castle), Cardross (where Robert the Bruce lived) and Garelochhead – you will be treated to your first glimpse of the ‘Arrochar Alps’. At Garelochhead station you get stunning panoramic views of the Gare Loch, with Loch Long just starting to come into view. The jetty below is Finnart deep-water terminal, built by the US Navy during the Second World

War. Tankers discharge their oil here to be pumped by pipeline to Grangemouth, 60 miles away to the east.

& Tarbet station, the world-renowned bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond appear on the right.

Approaching Arrochar, look left for great views of the celebrated ‘Arrochar Alps’, including such craggy peaks as the Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime and the well-loved Cobbler. Shortly after departing Arrochar

Across the loch, dominated by the towering presence of Ben Lomond, this area was once home to Rob Roy MacGregor, legendary warrior, robber and folk hero. He used to question captives in a nearby cave – and wasn’t averse to dipping them in the loch to extract information! Enjoy the magnificent scenery surrounding Loch Lomond before arriving in Crianlarich. Here the train line divides, with the western route turning towards Oban, and the north continuing up to Fort William and Mallaig.

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Crianlarich to Fort William/ Mallaig


ust beyond Upper Tyndrum, the northbound fork of the West Highland Line navigates the massive sentinels of Beinn Odhar and Beinn Dorain in the unique Horseshoe Curve. Next stop is Bridge of Orchy - well known to walkers and climbers alike as a landmark hamlet on the West Highland Way – where nearby you’ll find the ruin of Achallader Castle. Passing Loch Tulla on the left, the line starts to cross the wild Rannoch Moor, a vast wilderness, where the railway ‘floats’ on top of the moor on a mattress of tree roots, brushwood, earth and ashes. Arriving at Corrour, you are now 1350 feet above sea level - the highest mainline station in the UK. The station is one of the most remote in Britain (the nearest road is 10 miles away) and is also famous for appearing in the hit film ‘Trainspotting’ (and the sequel) starring Ewan McGregor. After passing through Tulloch and shortly before arriving in Roy Bridge, look out for the foaming waters of Monessie Gorge on the left. Once you have passed through Spean Bridge, just before the train pulls into Fort William, the massive bulk of the Nevis Range comes into full view. At just over 4,400ft, Ben Nevis is not only

Britain’s highest mountain but covers a huge land later you’ll see the spectacular silver sands of Morar, made famous in the 1983 film ‘Local Hero’ area with a base circumference of 24 miles. From Fort William you’ll soon be heading off on starring Burt Lancaster and Peter Capaldi. You’ll also cross Scotland’s shortest river, which runs the final section of the Line, en route to Mallaig. out of our deepest loch - Loch Morar. Almost as soon as your journey begins the line As you approach Mallaig take in the breathcrosses part of the Caledonian Canal, Britain’s longest inland waterway, which links Fort William taking jagged peaks of Skye. with Inverness. To the right is Neptune’s Staircase, a series of eight canal locks. The curve of the 100ft-high Glenfinnan Viaduct sweeps he Oban line passes through Tyndrum Lower and takes you past the head of Loch you through beautiful Glen Lochy to Dalmally; and just Shiel and the monument beyond stands the ruin of Kilchurn Castle, ancient stronghold to Bonnie Prince Charlie, of Clan Campbell. marking where he landed Around the head of Loch Awe is the Pass of Brander, which and unfurled his standard skirts the towering bulk of Ben Cruachan – the Hollow Mountain in 1745 to start the Jacobite – which conceals a fascinating secret; the mountain caverns Rebellion. house an innovative hydro power scheme inside. To the left is the After passing through the River Awe, setting for Sir Walter Scott’s romance ‘The Highland beautiful lochs and hills Widow’. surrounding Lochailort Nearing Oban now and approaching Connel Ferry, you can see and Beasdale, you arrive the Falls of Lora, a tidal race at the narrow entrance to Loch Etive. in Arisaig – a popular This natural occurrence, caused by a fast-moving tide, produces tourist spot with due to its white rapids that can last for up to five days. spectacular views over Loch Your final stop on this section of the Line, Oban, is a popular Nan Ceall where you can tourist destination, well-known for its many seafood restaurants. see the islands of Rum and Eigg. Less than 10 minutes

Crianlarich to Oban


West Highland Line

Escape to the country with Highland Explorer


cotRail is opening up some of Scotland’s most beautiful areas to tourists, cycling fans, outdoor pursuits enthusiasts and local commuters with its new ScotRail Highland Explorer service.

But, working with Transport Scotland, cycling groups and outdoor specialists, the design team at ScotRail came up with an innovative solution to accommodate up to 20 cycles and bulky sports gear.

Three carriages, which are a first of their kind for the UK rail network, will operate along the world famous and iconic West Highland Line from Glasgow to Oban, from Monday, 19 July, allowing customers to escape to the country.

The redesigned carriage boasts space for ordinary bikes, a limited number of tandem cycles and an e-bike charging socket – unique on a train in the UK.

There were complex challenges to overcome, such as the lack of space on public transport for carrying large sporting equipment.

& the

The carriages had a full interior and exterior refresh including installation of free WiFi, at seat power points and USB sockets, and a refurbished toilet.




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The West Highland Line was chosen for the initial launch because of the access it provides to the rest of Scotland. Starting in Glasgow, the line takes passengers through Loch Lomond and The Trossachs to Oban. From here they can travel to majestic western isles such as Barra, Islay and Tiree. Customers must book their cycle’s space to guarantee its place on board. To support physical distancing the train operator will adopt the same approach as the rest of their network allowing customers to choose their seat once on board.



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Why not visit ... Edinburgh? E

dinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is situated on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth on the East Coast.

Edinburgh attracts more than a million overseas visitors a year and is the second most popuar tourist destination in the UK. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its unique divide of Old Town and New Town. Centuries of history have left their mark on this city, giving you the atmosphetic and medievalOld Town alongside the elegant Georgian New Town.

Each August, the city hosts the biggest annual international arts festival in the world.This includes the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, International Festival and Book Festival. With so much to see and do it can be hard to know where to sgtart. Top attractions include Edinburgh Castle, St Giles Cathedral, The Scottish National Gallery, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Scottish Parliament building and the area known as the Grassmarket. Excellent restaurants, elegant cocktail bars and great shopping abound in Edinburgh.

Scotrail ( operates frequent services through the day from Glasgow Queen Street. Journey time is less than one hour with trains stopping at Edinburgh Haymarket (West End) and Waverley (city centre) stations.

BY BUS CityLink ( operate fast and frequent (every 15 minutes) coach services throughout the day between Glasgow Buchanan Street Bust Station and Edinburgh Bus Station which is located in the city centre close to St Andrew's Square. Tikets can be purchased online to the best fares.

BY CAR Journey time by car is usually less then one hour depending on traffic. Follow signs for M8 motorway which is the most direct route by road to Edinburgh.




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Edinburgh city highlights ...

GREY FRIARS BOBBY No visit is complete without rubbing the nose of Edinburgh’s most famous canine companion! The story is legend and you can find Bobby’s statue just across the street from The National Museum Of Scotland. Once you have found him make sure you visit Greyfriar’s Kirk and graveyard where history abounds as well as amazing views of Edinburgh Castle from different photographic angle.


30b Grindlay Street. (off Lothian Road) 0131 248 4848 The Lyceum is one of Scotland’s largest and most successful producing companies. The main output is drama during the September to May period. The theatre is also host to touring companies and entertainment during The Edinburgh International Festival shows.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street 0300 123 6789 Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof at the National Museum of Scotland. The museum of open daily and admission is free.


Princes Street Gardens 0131 52 4068 Located on princes Street and dominating the landscape the Scott Monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world commemorating Sir. Walter Scott. The monument is open from April to September and offers amazing views from the top across the city skyline.


18-22 Greenside Lane 0131 524 3333 Located at the top of Leith walk the Edinburgh Playhouse is famous for hosting popular plays and musicals plus other big acts when they come to town. Some of the biggest names in show business have played here. It’s a must visit venue.


5 York Place (just off St. Andrew’s Square) 01310131 558 7272 Built into a basement of a Georgian tenement on the edge of the new town, The Stand is an intimate space with a superb atmosphere. All of the biggest names in comedy make The Stand their venue of choice and so should you. Open seven nights, including a free Sunday lunchtime improv show. Food and bar available at pub, not club prices!


31 Market Street 0131 240 1001 The ultimate thrill filled journey through Scotland’s past. 11 live shows, and 80 minutes of laughter, screaming, theatre, history and special effects. The black comedy of attractions; dark, ironic and very very funny.


CALTON HILL A short walk from Prince’s Street brings you to carlton Hill and some truly outstanding Edinburgh views. Some of the best photographs of your trip will be taken as you walk up to the top and admire both the wider cityscape but also te stunning view towards Leith and the River Forth.

VAPIANO 7 South St. David Street EH2 2BD 0131 285 6123 A fresh, vibrant Italian pizzeria, restaurant and bar right in the heart of the city serving the finest fresh produce and beautifully prepared wood oven pizzas and wonderful pasta dishes with guests enjoying face-to-face interactions with chefs as they cook their dish to order, exactly as they like it.



20 George Street 0131 260 3000 Celebrating over 15 years in the city, The Hard Rock welcomes you with the style and mantra of Love All Serve All. Enjoy great music, fine cocktails and Hard Rock’s world famous burgers and other food selections. Indulge yourself or buy great presents to take home from the retail store.

PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE Canongate. Royal Mile 0131 556 5100 The Palace of Holyroodhouse or as it is more commonly know, Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of The Queen in Scotland. Flying of the Royal Standard indicates whether The Queen is at home, but the Palace itself remains open throughout the year and is an interesting and enlightening visit.


Castle Terrace (Lothian Road) 0131 229 5506 Delicious noodles, rice dishes, salads and freshly squeezed juices all brought together in a vibrant busy restaurant makes Wagamama a great family destination.


The Mound 0131 624 6200 The gallery has an amazing permanent collect and even more amazing, entry is free. The gallery is located right at the bottom of The Mound in the centre of Prince’s Street and a short walk from Waverly Station and minutes from The Royal Mile.

Castlehill 0131 225 9846 Edinburgh’s most visited attraction, the castle dominates the Edinburgh skyline and its story has shaped the nation’s history. Home to the one o’clock gun and many historic artefacts, the castle attracts thousands of visitors every year. Top tip is to book your tickets online and get Fast Tracked at no extra cost.

CAMERA OBSCURA & WORLD OF ILLUSIONS Castle Hill, Royal Mile 0131 226 3709 Located right next to Edinburgh Castle. Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is the only spot in Edinburgh where you can explore the whole city without even leaving the room! Five floors of fascinating, interactive, hands-on exhibits. Where 21st -century tech meets classic illusions and historic science. It’s a great day out.

CHAOPHRAYA, EDINBURGH 4th Floor. 33 Castle St. EH2 3DN 0131 634 0023. Located in the heart of the city a few minutes walk from Prince’s Street and boasting stunning rooftop views this stunning restaurant blends contemporary Thai design with an impressive modern interior design to create some of the best private dining and meeting spaces in the city. Combine with truly authentic culinary themes inspired by Thailand you will love every minute of your visit to Chaophraya!



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28 Blair Street 0131 225 5445 Mercat tours will give you a true sense of Scotland’s past that no guidebook can give – whether haunted or historic. To make sure you can explore every nook and cranny of Edinburgh without missing any of the best sites or stories Mercat have a range of day or evening ghost & history tours covering the Old & New towns, above ground or exclusively, underground! Engaging, enthralling, and most of all, entertaining!

1 Commercial Street, Leith 0131 554 5272 Having opened in May 2019 Hemingsways is a relaxed, casual dining experience in the heart of Leith Harbour. With a modern twist on classic dishes, Hemingways offers a warm welcome with freshly prepared food and great cocktails, craft gin & locally brewed craft beer as well as an extensive wine list.

TIMBERBUSH TOURS 0131 226 6066 Timberbush Tours will take you out of the city and into the parts of Scotland that you have read and dreamed about! With small group departures you can enjoy a friendly guided tour that brings you right into the heart of Scottish life, sights and loves such as whisky tours and breath taking scenery.

OUR DYNAMIC EARTH Holyrood Road, EH8 8AS 0131 550 7800 A visit to Dynamic Earth is like nothing else on Earth. It's a chance to experience the primeval forces of nature as they shaped our planet, to journey through space and time and even go on an Adventure around the world. Voted one of Edinburgh's best attractions on many occasions, it's a must visit for all the family of ages of a fantastic location to stage your next big event!

RABBIE’S TOURS Waterloo Place 0131 226 3133 Award winning small group tour company offering guaranteed departures – you book, you go! Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers give you more time to experience the real, authentic Scotland with more time off the bus and with the locals. Book online or walk-in with tours covering one, two or three days.


30 Grassmarket 0131 225 6464 Serving great pizza since 1986 Mammas specialise in freshly prepared stone baked and gluten free pizzas. With over 40 toppings to choose from including cactus, marshmallow or chocolate, you will find the perfect pizza and relaxed atmosphere to your liking.

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354 Castlehill, The Royal mile. EH1 2NE 0131 220 0441 The Scotch Whisky Experience is a five star visitor attraction at the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, where they have been inspiring visitors to Edinburgh about the joys of Scotch whisky for over 30 years. With over 3500 bottles of whisky from down the years on display, the stunning Amber Restaurant & Whisky bar to enjoy, whether you take a tour, visit the shop or enjoy an event or tasting, you are guaranteed a sensational experience.

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Knox House, 8 John Royal Mile Museum of Edinburgh,

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