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30 reasons why it's great to be Glaswegian

Written by
Kirsty Fraser

Glasgow is such a great, vibrant city so here, for your reading pleasure, are just some of the reasons why it's great to be Glaswegian.

1. We turn our buildings into works of art

Kirsty Fraser

Check out a tour of Glasgow's street art.

2. We have a great sense of humour

3. Our style mile rivals the best shopping precincts in the UK


4. We like our fine dining

Cail Bruich, Great Western Road

Enjoy your own feast at Cail Bruich in the West End of the city.

5. But if you try to take our square sausage away from us, there’ll be trouble

Want your own square sausage recipe that you can make anytime? Try out this recipe.

6. Our art galleries are free and packed full of amazing sculpture and art

Alex Liivet,

Find out more about what's on at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

7. And there’s plenty of green space to read a book or chill out at lunch time

Plan your next visit to Queen's Park, there's plenty to do.

8. We think temperatures over ten degrees are positively heat-wave material so it's taps aff all the way!

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9. We make a mean cocktail

Bar Soba also offers cocktail-making masterclasss.

10. And our architecture is truly stunning

Book a Glasgow bus tour to take in views of Glasgow University and so much more.

11. Our statues are beloved to us

Lenny's Pics,

12. We’re a right friendly bunch

13. A good night out can always be topped off with a tasty bite to eat at the Steak & Cherry in Sauchiehall Street

Steak & Cherry is open from 8am until 5am, seven days a week.

14. A good blether at the taxi rank on the way home is a definite because the queue will be l-o-n-g

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15. But we'll become best friends with complete strangers so it's all good

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Dancing in public toilets isn't advised though.

16. Our river looks amazing at night

Ed Webster,

17. Live music is definitely a strong point

Thomas Mathie,

Watch the full Barrowlands pathway walk, which lists all the acts to play our world-famous venue.

18. And our buskers definitely know how to put on a show


Watch Clanadonia perform in Buchanan Street.

19. We’re only a 45-minute drive away from views like this


Plan your next trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

20. But if you’d rather stay in Glasgow and find some books, our libraries look like this


Mitchell Library, Glasgow.

21. While our bookshops are wee gems packed full of literary hidden treasures


Give Voltaire & Rousseau a visit next time you're nearby, you wont be disappointed.

22. We're the first Scottish city to offer free city-centre Wi-Fi

Cheering Minions

23. Our nightlife is among the best in the world

24. And our welcome is always warm, friendly and with a sizeable dose of humour

25. We’re a talented bunch…

The Glasgow School of Art 2015 degree show runs from June 13-20.

26. But we don't like to brag, we prefer to just give out free hugs instead

27. And you'll never get lost because our subway system was designed with simplicity in mind

28. But if the subway isn't your bag, there's lots of ways to get around the city

Find your nearest nextbike location in Glasgow.

29. If all else fails, our comedians are never short of a funny line or two...

 30. And that's why we're proud to be Glaswegian

Meryl Streep hell yes

 See more things to do in Glasgow from Time Out.

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