Information About Glasgow and Scotland

George Square, GlasgowGlasgow is situated in the Central Belt on the west coast of Scotland and is easily accessible by road, rail and air.

Glasgow is one of Europe’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. It boasts world famous art collections, the best shopping in the UK outside of London, first-class sports and leisure facilities, a vast array of restaurants and bars, and the most vibrant and exciting nightlife in Scotland. The city is home to Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Lonely Planet describes Glasgow as ‘Scotland at its artsy, riotous, high-octane, good-time best’.

Loch Lomond Just beyond the city itself lies some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery - ancient castles, lochs, glens and miles of beautiful coastline. There are some of the best opportunities for walking, sailing, trout fishing and playing golf. Glasgow is also only 42 miles from Scotland's capital, Edinburgh.

For more information, take a look at our West of Scotland handbook, which gives details of Glasgow and the surrounding area, including transport links, housing, education and the climate: pdf  West of Scotland Handbook

More information can also be found at (Glasgow City Council), (GlasgowGuide) and (Scottish Enterprise). These sites also have useful information about living and working in Scotland.

Watch the following video featuring scientists from the institute talking about Glasgow and why it is a great place to visit for a recent conference and to live in any other time of the year.