Visiting Glasgow

Glasgow is the perfect location for a short break but don’t just take our word for it. Many leading publications including The Guardian, Marie Claire and Rough Guides, have rated Glasgow as a must visit destination. With stylish shopping, world-class museums, lively bars and restaurants and a choice of brilliant entertainment, visit and discover it for yourself!

Piping Live! Glasgow Dining Offers 2017 

Some of our friends around town have put together some fantastic, piping hot menus for Piping Live! guests!

Waxy O’Connors – Get 20% of their bar menu for folk in kilts -or anyone who mentions they’re here for Piping Live! Grab a copy of our print programme and show their advert as proof. They can also offer set menus for large groups if the give us 48 hours notice. Find out more

Gordon Street Coffee – Head to George Square and try some of their fantastic coffee. They are offering special 250g bags of beans called “Piping Live Roast” for just £5.50. These will be exclusive to the event. – a special roast for us for the week! And 50p from each bag sold will go to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity – our Piping Live! Big Band Partner! Find out more

Shilling Brewing Company – This micro-brewery in the heart of the city, just a 2 minute walk from George Square, is offering Piping Live! guests an exclusive deal! Any Shilling Brewed Beer and Margarita Pizza for only £5. Find out more

Hard Rock Cafe – The Hard Rock, Rocks Piping Live! menu will help you fill up between events. See their menu and book online here

Museums & Galleries

Kelvingrove Art Gallery Museum

Glasgow has more than 20 museums and art galleries, most offering FREE admission.   Visit the iconic Riverside Museum a landmark building on the banks of the River Clyde and the magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, one of Scotland’s best loved and most visited attractions.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Glasgow born architect, designer and artist, is celebrated around the world as one of the most creative figures of the early 20th century.  A pioneer of Art Nouveau, he has left a legacy of his work throughout the city including The Glasgow School of Art, Willow Tearooms and The Mackintosh House.


Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow is consistently voted as the top place to shop in the UK, outside London’s West End. There is something for everyone, with over 1,500 shops to choose from, ranging from cool vintage shops, independent record stores, to well-known brand names to exclusive designers. Over 200 stores on the Style Mile are now open until at least 7pm every weeknight.

The Willow Tearooms

Eating Out

There are plenty of fantastic restaurants to explore in Glasgow after a busy day, every taste is catered for from traditional Scottish fare and Italian to Indian and Thai.  The West End or Merchant City neighbourhoods are great places to head for a fantastic array of eating and drinking options.

What’s On

Glasgow has a fantastic year round calendar of events with something for everyone. From annual festival favourites to world class theatre, dance, music, sport, visual arts, family fun and more – there’s something to enjoy every day of the week.  As a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow hosts an average of 130 music events each week stretching across a whole variety of musical styles from contemporary and classical to Celtic and Country.

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