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Issue 1 - Glasgow – at a glance

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Scotland Magazine Issue 1
March 2002


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Glasgow – at a glance

Happening Glaswegians include actors Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting) and John Hannah (The Mummy Returns), Sharleen Spiteri (singer with band Texas), Daniela Nardini (actress), Howie B (musician), writer and designer John Byrne and Booker Prize-winning auth

Barcelona has Gaudi, but Glasgow has the art nouveau magic of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Find out just why Glasgow has justly been named UK City of Architecture & Design 1999

Want to do something at night? Choose from over 776 bars and pubs, 30 nightclubs and 51 cinema screens

Outside of London, Glasgow is the biggest retail centre in the UK. It was chosen as the first UK location for Gianni Versace, and is now home to the giant Buchanan Galleries shopping complex

Culture vultures will be spoiled for choice with over 20 museums and art galleries (almost all free), including the internationally acclaimed Burrell Collection and the hip, happening Gallery of Modern Art. Glasgow is home to more than 200 cultural organisations, including Scottish Opera, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the world-renowned Citizens Theatre

Voted top regional UK city for choice & quality of its restaurants in Harden's Top UK Restaurants 1999

In Gaelic, Glasgow is Glas-ghu, meaning 'dear green place'. With more than 70 parks and gardens within the city boundaries, Glasgow more than lives up to its name

Glasgow's population in 1999 was 611,440