Glasgow International Airport (GLA)
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The biggest city in the whole of Scotland, Glasgow sits along the River Clyde and has a population approaching 700,000 people. In recent years, much of Glasgow has seen considerable renovation and regeneration, particularly on the river banks and around the city centre.
Tourism is big business in the city and Glasgow Airport (GLA) can be found on the western side, in the Renfrew area. Well connected by roads, Glasgow is actually an important point in Scotland's road system, with many connecting routes. The M8 motorway is particularly notable, as it passes through the very heart of the city.
Glasgow Airport (GLA) Maps: Important City Districts
Districts within the Glasgow area include the city centre, which is laid out as a grid of roads and is edged on its eastern side by High Street, and the winding River Clyde on its southern side. Many of the city's top attractions can be found in this area and include the Theatre Royal, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the enormous Cineworld cinema complex and numerous department stores.
In the eastern region of Glasgow, Merchant City is a wealthy neighbourhood, with many prominent areas of commerce and an impressive arts scene. To the west you will find the Financial District, which is centered around Anderston and Blythswood Hill. The city's main university and botanical gardens lie in the vibrant West End area, while the East End contains the bustling Barrowland market and Celtic Park. Nearby, the South Side is a sprawling region and contains a number of important public buildings and vast parklands, such as the Pollok Country Park and Queens Park.
The seven main constituencies within the city of Glasgow are Central, East, North, North-East, North-West, South and South-West. Glasgow Central is the most diverse of all the city's districts and is located alongside the River Clyde. The main neighbourhoods in the central district include Anderston, Calton, Govanhill and Pollokshields.
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