DID YOU KNOW? The city is home to Glasgow University, which is the second largest example of Gothic revival architecture in the country (after the Palace of Westminster).
DO SAY “It’s pure baltic”
DON’T SAY “Bolt ya rocket” (really, don’t).
WHAT TO WEAR Don’t be fooled into thinking hiking boots and a cagoule will pass muster on the streets of Glasgow. The city has a busy fashion scene, so make sure your winter woolies are on trend. Opt for classic coats, tartan scarves and waterproof boots (because it’s still Scotland, in winter, after all).
BEST VANTAGE POINT Although you’ll be sharing it with scores of deceased Glaswegians, the views from the Victorian Necropolis cemetery are famous. Just make sure you bring your proton pack.
DIARY DATE Get in the Christmas spirit with the city’s annual Santa Dash on 10 December. Either don your best red robes and beard and join in with the hundreds of 5k runners, or watch from the sidelines as the less shapely Santas fall by the wayside.
WHO YOU MIGHT SEE Thanks to the special loopholes for those granted the Freedom of the City, you might spot Billy Connolly hanging up his washing in George Square.
WHAT TO EAT Pakora. Doesn’t sound very Scottish, you say? You’re right, but the Glaswegians have taken this south Asian snack and made it their own. Haggis, venison and salmon versions are available locally and you shouldn’t be seen staggering home from the pub without one.

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