Glasgow is situated in west central Scotland on the famous River Clyde. It is Scotland's largest city with a population of approximately 600,000 and is easily accessible by road, rail and air.
'Glasgow' means 'dear green place' recognising the fact that the city has over 70 parks and open spaces; the richest concentration of parkland in any city in the UK.
Culturally, Glasgow has become an international destination through winning the titles of 'European City of Culture' and 'UK City of Architecture and Design' in previous years. The city is also home to Scotland's principal performing arts organisations including Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.
Scotland is rich in city culture and dramatic countryside. Glasgow is an excellent base for exploring the rest of Scotland. The city is just 30 minutes from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, one of Scotland's national parks, and one hour from Edinburgh and its infamous castle.
Glasgow is known as the 'friendly city' because of the warm welcome the people of Glasgow give to visitors. Over the years people have come to Glasgow from all over the world to study, live and work.
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