About Glasgow

View of the River Clyde

Glasgow is one of Europe’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities and is the entertainment, shopping and cultural capital of Scotland. City of Glasgow College is at the heart of this great city, easily accessible by all types of transport.  

Take a tour around Glasgow, Scotland and spot world class attractions such as Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and the Riverside Museum.  This short film Next Stop Glasgow from People Make Glasgow will take you on a journey through the city from sun up to sun down.

 

Cultural events

Glasgow hosts an array of cultural events throughout the year. Festivals include:

  • Celtic Connections (January).
  • Glasgow Film Festival (February).
  • Glasgow Art Fair (April).
  • West End Festival (June).
  • International Piping Festival (August).
  • Winter Fest (November/December).

Glasgow has a wide and varied music scene and is home to Scotland's largest entertainment venue, the SSE Hydro. In 2014, the city proudly hosted the Commonwealth Games.

Licensing Laws

You need to be at least 18 years old to get into pubs and clubs in Glasgow in the evening, but for some you need to be 21. You must be over 18 to buy alcohol in a pub or a shop. It's illegal to drink alcohol on the streets of Glasgow.

Travelling Around the UK

Glasgow enjoys excellent travel links with the rest of the UK. The train to London takes around six hours and the train to Manchester takes around four hours. Coaches to London take around 11 hours. Our halls of residence is a 15-minute walk from the college teaching buildings, or five minutes by taxi.

Want to Know More?

For information on upcoming events and activities in Glasgow, see these websites: