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Glasgow (/ˈɡlɑːzɡoʊ, ˈɡlæzɡoʊ/ GLAHZ-goh, GLAZ-goh; Scots: Glesga; Scottish Gaelic: Glaschu) is the most populous city in Scotland and the fourth-most populous city in the United Kingdom, as well as being the 27th largest city by population in Europe. In 2020, it had an estimated population of 635,640. Historically part of Lanarkshire, the city now forms the Glasgow City council area, one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and is governed by Glasgow City Council. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands.
Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Scotland, and tenth largest by tonnage in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century onwards, the city also grew as one of Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies. With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels. Glasgow was the "Second City of the British Empire" for much of the Victorian era and the Edwardian era.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Glasgow's population grew rapidly, reaching a peak of 1,127,825 people in 1938. The population was greatly reduced following comprehensive urban renewal projects in the 1960s which resulted in large-scale relocation of people to designated new towns, such as Cumbernauld, Livingston, East Kilbride and peripheral suburbs, followed by successive boundary changes. Over 985,200 people live in the Greater Glasgow contiguous urban area, while the wider Glasgow City Region is home to over 1,800,000 people, equating to around 33% of Scotland's population. The city has one of the highest densities of any locality in Scotland at 4,023/km2. Natives or inhabitants are known as Glaswegians, and are well known for their distinctive dialect and accent.
Glasgow has the largest economy in Scotland and the third highest GDP per capita of any city in the UK. Glasgow's major cultural institutions - the Burrell Collection, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera – enjoy international reputations. The city was the European Capital of Culture in 1990 and is notable for its architecture, culture, media, music scene, sports clubs and transport connections. It is the fifth-most visited city in the United Kingdom. The city hosted the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) at its main events venue, the SEC Centre. Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the first European Championships in 2018, and was one of the host cities for UEFA Euro 2020. The city is also well known in the sporting world for football, particularly the Old Firm rivalry between Celtic and Rangers.
Ardrossan is a historic port town boasting sandy beaches with beautiful views over the Firth of Clyde. It lies on the north side of Irvine Bay between Irvine and Largs, on the north Ayrshire coast.
Shipbuilding was one of Ardrossan’s important industries in the 18th and 19th centuries, and today it is home to a ferry port with regular CalMac services to the Isle of Arran.
By the water
For sailing enthusiasts, the Clyde Marina offers a variety of facilities including 250 fully serviced berths, a toilet and shower block plus car parking. The marina is also home to Cecchini’s Italian Bar, Bistro and Restaurant which is glass-fronted and offers wonderful views.
The town’s two beaches, Ardrossan South Beach and Ardrossan North Shore, are perfect for coastal walks. South Beach is lined with attractive cafés and tearooms, and also boasts grassy areas, perfect for seaside picnics.
As the gateway to the Isle of Arran, Ardrossan makes for a great stop when travelling to or from the island. Eating options include the Lauriston Hotel and Restaurant and the Ardrossan Indoor Bowling Club, which serves meals and snacks throughout the day.
Three railway stations are found in Ardrossan, and they all connect to Glasgow. Bus services are also available via Stagecoach.
The town of Kilwinning lies by the River Garnock, 5 miles south of Ardrossan and 3 miles north of Irvine on the North Ayrshire coast.
The town dates back to the eighth century, when St Winning founded a church here. There is also a ruined 12th century abbey found in Kilwinning.
The Museum of Ayrshire Country Life and Costume is found within Dalgarven Mill, which dates back to 1640. The museum is home to a unique collection of agricultural machinery, tools and photographs, and you can stop for a bite to eat in the Miller’s Kitchen. A variety of dining options can also be enjoyed in the town’s cafés and restaurants.
Paisley is one of Scotland’s biggest towns with a rich history, especially in textiles. It was one of five UK cities to have been shortlisted for the UK City of Culture 2021.
Situated 10 minutes from Glasgow, Paisley is Scotland’s largest town with a rich history especially in textiles.
Surrounded by rolling countryside, Paisley is home to a host of architectural treasures, hidden gems and a vibrant cultural scene.
The easily walkable historical centre has Scotland’s largest concentration of listed buildings outside of Edinburgh including the iconic 850-year-old Paisley Abbey and Scotland’s oldest public observatory, Coats Observatory.
Come and discover Paisley’s rich heritage stretching back over 1,000 years and which takes in royalty, radicalism and national heroes.
The first Stewart king, Robert II, the grandson of Robert the Bruce, was born inside Paisley Abbey in 1316 and our present Queen is descended from him. William Wallace was born in nearby Elderslie and folklore has it he was educated by the monks at the Abbey. Visit Paisley Abbey for more history and fascinating facts.
Paisley was transformed by the industrial revolution into an economic powerhouse between the late 18th and mid-19th century, when it catapulted to the forefront of the thread industry and was home to many mills and weavers. The Anchor Mills produced the world famous threads and rochet cotton, and was the home to the merged Coats and Clark dynasties, J&P Coats – still the world’s largest thread manufacturer and distributor today.
The iconic Paisley Pattern design was favoured across the world and worn by figures from Queen Victoria to the Beatles. Paisley Museum is home to a Recognised Collection of National Significance including Paisley shawls, working looms and pattern books.
A stroll around the town centre reveals how the cotton and silk thread mills brought vast wealth to the town, still evident in its array of magnificent civic buildings and churches.
Paisley offers a wide variety of places to eat and drink and local attractions include, Paisley Abbey, Sma Shot Cottages, The Secret Collection museum store, Lagoon Leisure Centre, Oakshaw Trinity Church, Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley Farmers Market, Paisley Thread Mill Museum, Robert Tannahill’s Cottage, St Mirin Cathedral, The Wynd Centre, The Threadmill Museum and Thomas Coats Memorial Church amongst others.
East Kilbride is a ‘New Town’ in South Lanarkshire and is also one of Scotland’s largest towns.
East Kilbride was Scotland's first designated 'New Town', expanded to provide new housing for people moving from nearby Glasgow. The town used to hold a pre-Christian sacred well dedicated to the Celtic goddess Brigid, which gives the town its name. East Kilbride's original parish church was built on the site of the well, and the current church on this site dates from 1774. St Bride's Church is another notable landmark, being an example of 20th century British ecclesiastical architecture and a Category A-listed building. A statue of Sir Walter Scott can also be seen found in the town and is known locally as 'The White Man'.
East Kilbride contains a variety of parks. Calderglen Country Park has a choice of woodland walks and contains the ruins of both Calderglen Castle and Craigneith Castle. James Hamilton Heritage Park contains a manmade lake with watersports facilities and is overlooked by Mains Castle, a privately owned tower house, while Langlands Moss is a local nature reserve. The National Museum of Rural Life at nearby Kittochside gives visitors the chance to experience a 1950s working farm. Whitelee Wind Farm, the UK's largest on-shore wind farm, is located to the south and includes a visitor centre with interactive exhibitions.
There is a good range of sporting facilities in East Kilbride with the Dollan Aqua Centre, an ice rink and various golf courses in the area. The town centre has a large shopping centre and 'The Village', the oldest part of East Kilbride, is home to a variety of restaurants, cafes and pubs.
East Kilbride railway station can also be found in The Village while Hairmyres railway station sits in the west of the town. Bus services run to surrounding destinations across Greater Glasgow and several main roads connect the town to Glasgow and the M77 motorway.