Tourism and events

Those relocating to Glasgow will find Scotland's largest city is a place where business, sport and international culture flourishes.

From Scottish Ballet to avant-garde dance, Scottish Opera to rock concerts, the Royal Conservatoire to some of the finest collections of civic art in Europe at the Burrell Collection and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow and the West has it all.

Lonely Planet ranked Glasgow among the world's top ten must-see cities.  The city attracts nearly 2.3m visitors per year, who come to experience its wide range of attractions, year-round events and strong retail offer.  Glasgow has also been particularly successful in the business tourism market.  It is the UK's international conference capital.

The key to the city's success is its brand PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW, which projects Glasgow onto the world stage.

  • The SSE Hydro, one of the world's leading entertainment venues
  • 20 world-class museums and art galleries, most free entry
  • Kelvingrove Art Galley, Scotland's most visited tourist attraction
  • Best retail centre in the UK outside London's West End
  • Glasgow - 3rd most attractive overseas tourist and UK short break destination
  • Iconic Riverside Museum