Contributed by: Andrew Macnair
I’d opt for Glasgow – not my home city by birth but certainly in spirit. Without wishing to incur the wrath of my compatriots from Edinburgh, Glasgow is Scotland’s leading city. If you have not visited here are some reasons why you should:
The best cultural life outside of London in the UK.
Free art galleries and museums – my favourite is the People’s Palace.
The best collection of Victorian architecture in the UK.
Ice cream from an Italian cafe – a Scottish peculiarity – there are lots of these originally set up by Italian immigrants to Scotland in the nineteenth century.
Some of Europe’s most beautiful scenery within an hour’s drive.
The subway – known as the ‘clockwork orange’ – you’ll understand the nickname if you take a trip..
A night out around the Byres Road in the West End.
The Botanic Gardens.
And despite what you may have heard it doesn’t rain all the time either.
The natives are friendly.
Go on, be daring and hie yourself off to the ‘Dear Green Place’ (as it is known in Gaelic) – you know you want to really!
Andrew Macnair is a COG from the UK and is Freelancing at Frelancing, Tourism, Leisure and Heritage.