Glasgow was named the European City of Culture in 1990. This was a significant milestone for the city, recognising its cultural richness, vibrant arts scene, and contributions to the cultural landscape of Europe. While the award brought international attention to it's cultural offerings and shaped the city's reputation as a cultural hub – it also made it a more desirable place to buy a new home.

Living in Glasgow

With pride of place on the Forth of Clyde, the city built a worldwide reputation for shipping and trade. With the passage of time, one industry has led to another, and Glasgow is still a key player in Scotland’s economy.

The M73, M74, M77, M8 are great motorway connections. Fast trains from Central Station get you to Edinburgh in an hour and to London in five and a half. International flights from Glasgow Airport keep this gateway to Scotland wide open.

Arts, theatre and music

The city celebrates its world-class art collections in museums and galleries including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. There’s the King’s Theatre, Theatre Royal and Pavillion Theatre for performance as well as music venues including OVO Hydro and The Royal Concert Hall amongst others. 

A welcoming community

The city has a reputation as a friendly and welcoming city is well-deserved, with its residents known for their warmth and humility. The sense of community is strong here, with numerous local festivals, markets and events bringing people together from all walks of life. Whether you're grabbing a pint in a traditional pub or enjoying a stroll along the River Clyde, you'll always feel right at home.

Location, location, location for the perfect Glasgow new build

It's strategic location in the heart of Scotland offers easy access to excellent schooling for all ages, faiths and abilities and good health infrastructure. The road, bus and rail network connects suburbs across the city, for easy commuting. And, there are stunning natural landscapes, including Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, as well as historic sites such as Bothwell Castle and Crookston Castle – all within easy reach. A new house in Glasgow really does have the perfect blend of urban vibrancy and natural beauty, making it an exceptional place to call home.