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The Style Council Weekend Guide To… Glasgow

5 days agoWords by Mr Jim Merrett

The Salon, Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow. Photo courtesy of Blythswood Square Hotel

The biggest city in Scotland, Glasgow has earned itself a reputation as a party town, and one with some very friendly and outspoken locals – assuming you can understand what they’re saying. But it’s also the gateway to Britain’s most captivating scenery, and some of the last true wildernesses left in Europe. And, where it was once unfairly known for Tennents Super and fried Mars bars, today the city has a booming culinary scene and offers access to the Highlands’ wealth of whisky wherewithal. It’s a place that guarantees a good time, but there’s always room to make a good time better. Handily, your guide – Mr David McKendrick, co-founder of award-winning design agency BAM and the former creative director of British Esquire – was born and raised in Clydebank, studied at the famous Glasgow School of Art and, as such, is fluent in Glaswegian. Here’s his take on the Dear Green Place.