Glasgow, situated on the River Clyde, is the largest city in Scotland, and third-largest in the United Kingdom and its inhabitants are referred to as “Glaswegians” or, as a less friendly term, they are called “Weegies”.
Growing from a small rural settlement to become what was once the the largest seaport in Britain it became a major centre of Great Britain’s hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies.
The population and economy of Glasgow expanded rapidly and became one of the world’s pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering, most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industries.
Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is also well known in the sporting world for the football rivalry referred to as the Old Firm, between Celtic and Rangers. Glasgow is also known for the Glasgow patter, a distinct dialect that is noted for being difficult to understand by those from outside the city.
Today the city is a friendly place with excellent transport links and a booming tourism industry. Its location close to the capital city of Edinburgh make it a place frequently visited by those wishing a day out with a different view point from Edinburgh.