Glasgow ranked in top 10 of Time Out's 48 Best Cities in the World for 2019

"Residents love Scotland’s biggest metropolis for its dynamic music, clubbing and food scenes and its daft wit and gregariousness."

Glasgow ranked 8th alongside such illustrious company as New York, Melbourne, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, Berlin, Paris and Tokyo. It also ranked FIRST for both friendliness and affordability with 55% of those polled saying the city has changed for the better (higher than nearly any other destination featured).


And Glasgow is ahead of some other major global destinations like Sydney, Barcelona, Washington DC, Toronto, Singapore, San Francisco, Dubai, Moscow, Rio, Hong Kong and Beijing.


From a UK perspective only London (4th) is ranked highest than Glasgow, with Manchester coming in 15th place, Birmingham in 24th and Edinburgh in 30th.

Councillor David McDonald, Chair of Glasgow Life and Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “From music, sport, food and festivals to the unique character of our citizens, the world knows that something is happening in Glasgow and we will continue to strengthen our global reputation as a vibrant, culturally-rich city with an unrivalled visitor experience and world-class customer service".