Glasgow

Glasgow

Glasgow city

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Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, located at the mouth of the River Clyde.

Glasgow did not escape the consequences of the Great Depression. Moreover, the outbreak of the Second World War and the intense bombing caused the destruction of housing. The period after the war saw the greatest decline in its industry.The 1970's and early 80's were dark periods in the history of the city.
Today, Glasgow has been rebuilding to become a great European centre. The Royal Concert Hall, Old Fruit Market, City Halls are very attractive venues where the greatest musicians perform. Glasgow is the most vibrant music and performing arts cities in Europe. Industrial activities are also extremely dynamic, with a growing multicultural population.
Famous people like Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the great architect who changed the sight of the city in the 19th century, or Gordon Brown, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, are originally from Glasgow.
 
  •  In August 2008, Glasgow was named UNESCO city of music. To receive that distinction, the city had to promote excellence in all sorts of music, stimulate interest  in musical education, improve access to music for all ages, social and ethnic backgrounds, and to be a main local, national and international musical centre.
    Each year since 1994, Glasgow comes alive in January  with  the Celtic Connections festival, a major event in the folk and world music calendar.
  • Tourism is one of Glasgow's biggest industries. In terms of employment, it ranks alongside Financial Services, Health and Retail. For twenty-five years, through continuous investments in both the tourism infrastructure and marketing, Glasgow has risen to become one of the liviest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe.
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