The city's main manufacturing industries include companies involved in; shipbuilding, engineering, construction, brewing and distilling, printing and publishing, chemicals and textiles as well as newer growth sectors such as optoelectronics, software development and biotechnology.[citation needed] Glasgow forms the western part of the Silicon Glen high tech sector of Scotland.

The long-running TV drama Taggart and the comedies Empty, Chewin' the Fat, Rab C. Nesbitt, Still Game and Dear Green Place depict the Glaswegian patois, while Kevin Bridges, Frankie Boyle, Craig Ferguson and Billy Connolly have made Glaswegian humour known to the rest of the world.

Following reform of constituencies of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster) in 2005, which reduced the number of Scottish Members of Parliament (MPs), the current Westminster constituencies representing Glasgow are:

Glasgow City FC was formed in 1998 by Laura Montgomery and Carol Anne Stewart and are based at Excelsior Stadium, Craigneuk Avenue, Airdrie, Ml6 8QZ. They play in orange and black.[1]

We are the UK's No. 1 College in WorldSkills and are committed to becoming the UK's No.1 maritime college of choice. We have a world-class reputation for our work with business and commerce, with over 1500 industry partners and 50 global partners.  We work with top shipping companies Clyde Marine, Royal Caribbean, Maersk Crewing, BP Shipping Ltd, Northern Marine Services Ltd, North Star and Carnival Cruises and other big names such as BBC, STV, BAE and Morrisons partner with us.  

The world's first international football match was held in 1872 at the West of Scotland Cricket Club's Hamilton Crescent ground in the Partick area of the city. The match, between Scotland and England finished 0–0.

Last week, head coach Eddie Wolecki Black announced he was stepping down after eight years at the club.

Glasgow City FC is a women's football team based in Glasgow that plays in the Scottish Women's Premier League, the top division of women's football in Scotland. The club has competed in the UEFA Women's Cup and UEFA Women's Champions League. They also have a reserve team and youth teams.

City of Glasgow College is delighted to congratulate the Newport Street Gallery in London – winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2016. The London gallery was built to house the private art collection of artist Damien Hirst. 

City have played the majority of their home games in recent years at Springburn's Petershill Park and Airdrie's Excelsior Stadium.

The population density of London following the 2011 census was recorded as 5,200 people per square kilometre, while 3,395 people per square kilometre were registered in Glasgow.[14][56] In 1931 the population density was 16,166/sq mi (6,242/km2), highlighting the "clearances" into the suburbs and new towns that were built to reduce the size of one of Europe's most densely populated cities.[57]

Council leader Rhondda Geekie said: "This agreement follows recent engagement with the local community to determine whether there was interest in working with Glasgow City Foundation to explore the potential for a sporting facility alongside our place approach and the new community facilities we are planning for this area.

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Glasgow Green and the Gorbals are home to a number of rowing clubs, some with open membership the rest belonging to universities or schools. Historically, rowing races on the River Clyde here attracted huge crowds of spectators to watch regattas in the late 19th century and early 20th century;[162] before football caught the public imagination. Two of Glasgow's rowing clubs separately claim that it was their members who were among the founders of Rangers Football Club.[163]

In July 2015, Eddie Wolecki stepped down as Glasgow City manager after four and a half years in charge,[16] with Scott Booth announced as his replacement.[17]

Although predominantly residential, the area does have several notable public buildings including, Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Scotland Street School Museum and House for an Art Lover; the world-famous Burrell Collection in Pollok Country Park; Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's Holmwood House villa; the National Football Stadium Hampden Park in Mount Florida, (home of Queens Park FC) and Ibrox Stadium, (home of Rangers FC).

For details of former players, see Category:Glasgow City F.C. players.

The foundation, the charitable element of Glasgow City Football Club, and East Dumbartonshire Council are entering into a formal agreement to explore the development of a joint sport and community well-being facility.

City were seeded for the UEFA Women's Champions League in 2015–16, as they entered straight in to the round of 32, both for the very first time.[14] As the eighth seeds, the team will face Chelsea.[15]

“The new City Hall has proved an acoustic winner. I’ve now lost count of critical colleagues from London papers who have been gaga at the quality of sound in the place.”

Glasgow has a professional rugby union club, the Glasgow Warriors, which plays in the European Rugby Champions Cup and Pro12 alongside teams from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Italy. The Warriors current home is Scotstoun Stadium and has been since 2012, previously they played at Firhill Stadium. They have won the Melrose 7s in both 2014 and 2015 and were also crowned champions of the Pro12 at the end of the 2014/15 season after beating Irish side Munster in Belfast.

In 2014 they became the first Scottish team to advance to the quarterfinals.[25]

On the M8 motorway, take junction 15, turn left onto Castle Street following signs for the Royal Infirmary/East Kilbride/A730. Castle Street becomes High Street and at the fourth set of traffic lights, turn right onto Ingram Street. Candleriggs is the second street on the left.

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Between 1998 and 2001, the city's financial services sector grew at a rate of 30%, making considerable gains on Edinburgh, which has historically been the centre of the Scottish financial sector.[127][128] Glasgow is now one of Europe's sixteen largest financial centres,[129] with a growing number of Blue chip financial sector companies establishing significant operations or headquarters in the city.[130]

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Glasgow is also home to five women's football teams. Currently, Glasgow City F.C. are the champions of the Scottish Women's Premier League.[154] Other Glasgow teams include Celtic L.F.C., Rangers L.F.C., Partick Thistle Ladies and Queens Park L.F.C.

City have won the Scottish title eight times in a row and made it as far as the quarter-finals of last season's Champions League.

Glasgow City

Maryhill consists of well maintained traditional sandstone tenements. Although historically a working class area, its borders with the upmarket West End of the city mean that it is relatively wealthy compared to the rest of the north of the city, containing affluent areas such as Maryhill Park and North Kelvinside. Maryhill is also home to Firhill Stadium, home of Partick Thistle F.C. since 1909. The junior team, Maryhill F.C. are also located in this part of north Glasgow.

Glasgow has its own "Poet Laureate", a post created in 1999 for Edwin Morgan[86] and occupied by Liz Lochhead from 2005[87] until 2011, when she stood down to take up the position of Scots Makar.[88] Jim Carruth was appointed to the position of Poet Laureate for Glasgow in 2014 as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy.[89]

The Easterhouse Panthers based in the East End of Glagow are a rugby league team who play in the Rugby League Conference Scotland Division. Scotstoun Stadium has also hosted many rugby league tournaments/events.

Smaller sporting facilities include an abundance of outdoor playing fields, as well as golf clubs such as Haggs Castle and artificial ski slopes. Between 1998 and 2004, the Scottish Claymores American football team played some or all of their home games each season at Hampden Park and the venue also hosted World Bowl XI.

Getting thereBy CarOn the M8 motorway, take junction 15, turn left onto Castle Street following signs for the Royal Infirmary/East Kilbride/A730. Castle Street becomes High Street and at the fourth set of traffic lights, turn right onto Ingram Street. Candleriggs is the second street on the left.

Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Glasgow is also well known in the sporting world for the football rivalry of the Old Firm between Celtic and Rangers. Glasgow is also known for Glasgow patter, a distinct dialect that is noted for being difficult to understand by those from outside the city.

Following the referendum the SNP won every constituency in the city at the 2015 General Election, including a record-breaking 39.3% swing in the seat of Glasgow North East.[36] Glasgow is currently represented by 6 Scottish National MP's, with 1 Independent MP in Glasgow East (elected as SNP).

Glasgow is also host to many cricket clubs including Clydesdale Cricket Club who have been title winners for the Scottish Cup many times. This club also acted as a neutral venue for a One Day International match between India and Pakistan in 2007, but due to bad weather it was called off.

Glasgow's impressive historical and modern architectural traditions were celebrated in 1999 when the city was designated UK City of Architecture and Design,[117] winning the accolade over Liverpool and Edinburgh.[118]

Hampden Park, which is Scotland's national football stadium, holds the European record for attendance at a football match: 149,547[153] saw Scotland beat England 3-1 in 1937, in the days before leading British stadia became all-seated. Hampden Park has hosted the final of the UEFA Champions League on three occasions, most recently in 2002 and hosted the UEFA Cup Final in 2007. Celtic Park (60,355 seats) is located in the east end of Glasgow, and Ibrox Stadium (50,947 seats) on the south side.

The city has many amenities for a wide range of cultural activities, from curling to opera and ballet and from football to art appreciation; it also has a large selection of museums that include those devoted to transport, religion, and modern art. Many of the city's cultural sites were celebrated in 1990 when Glasgow was designated European City of Culture.[83]

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