Glasgow & The Clyde Valley
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Why Scotland

Glasgow & The Clyde Valley

Glasgow, the world's friendliest city, offers a unique blend of Scottish culture and character with the capability, credibility and rich knowledge economy to deliver an unforgettable event or experience. Venues include purpose-built convention centres, international hotels, unique venues, distilleries and stately homes, Glasgow is a city of architectural grandeur, with a trademark flair for design, powered by progressive people.

One compelling character who left his mark on the city is the architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A city of constant reinvention with a legendary and thriving music scene and fantastic places to enjoy our renowned whiskies, gins, and the produce from our Scottish larder.

Aileen Crawford, Head of Glasgow Convention Bureau:

"When you bring your conference to Glasgow, you get the 'World's Friendliest City' on your team! Glasgow's award-winning Convention Bureau uses city wide strategic partnerships, its world leading Conference Ambassador Programme and bespoke conference legacy activities to support our clients host a successful and memorable meeting in our city."

7 fascinating facts about Glasgow!

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  • Glasgow is home to over 100 cultural and artistic organisations, including The Scottish Ballet, Opera and Symphony Orchestra.
  • In Gaelic, Glasgow means the “Dear Green Place”.
  • Glasgow’s underground railway system is the only one in Scotland, and the 3rd oldest in the world.
  • The Tall Ship at Riverside Museum is one of only five Clyde built ships still afloat in the world today and she is the only one of her kind in the UK.
  • In August 2008, Glasgow was named a UNESCO City of Music.
  • Glasgow is the largest retail hub in the UK outside of London’s West End.
  • The Hunterian Museum houses the world's first-ever ultrasound machine.

Travelling to Glasgow and The Clyde Valley

Glasgow is a very compact city and easy to get around on foot. Most delegates will be able to walk from their hotel to the convention centre or any social events. The city has a very efficient public transport system and Glasgow Convention & Visitor Bureau offers two excellent value travel passes for delegates.

Getting here

Getting around

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