Scotland’s biggest city is also the third largest in the UK, making it a prime target destination location for many of our pop up retailer clients. Glasgow is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a fascinating industrial history as Britian’s main seaport.
The greater Glasgow area is home to well over a million people, with by far the most ethnically diverse population in Scotland. Over 600,000 people live in Glasgow City, with the population dominated by the 25-44 age group. Millions of tourists visiting each year swell day visitor and shopper footfall significantly.
Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest retail centre, ranking second only to London’s West End in terms of shopper expenditure. The ‘Style Mile’ (the square mile in the heart of the City centre) is the principal retail area and a shopper’s paradise, catering for all tastes and budgets. Buchanan Street, Sauchiehall Street, Argyle Street, Ingram Street and Royal Exchange Square are home to many independent designers as well as flagship stores for British and international retailers. City centre malls include Buchanan Galleries, St Enoch Centre and Princes Square.
The City also has a vibrant dining scene and is a melting pop of culture and creativity, and famed for its nightlife and music scene. Glasgow houses some of Britain’s best museums and galleries. Local pioneer Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s work and inspiration can be seen all over the City.
Glasgow cannot be discussed without reference to sport. The first ever international football match was held here. There are three professional football clubs in the City. Both rugby union and rugby league are played professionally and Glasgow is also home to Scotland’s professional basketball team, the Glasgow Rocks.