Where Edinburgh has elegance and urbanity, Glasgow has edginess and bravura. Modern, glass-fronted structures rub shoulders with grand Georgian and Victorian buildings. Art collections are eclectic and free; Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s architecture is soaring and sensual; shops are first class and the eating-out scene is creative. Smart, good-looking, wisecracking (and that’s just the locals), Glasgow has a distinctive beat.
By Helen Pickles, The Daily Telegraph.