The City of Glasgow - A Snapshot
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom. It is the most populous of Scotland's 32 unitary authority areas. The city is situated on the River Clyde in the country's west central lowlands. A person from Glasgow is known as a Glaswegian, which is also the name of the local dialect.
The current population of the City of Glasgow unitary authority area is about 580,690. 1,750,500 people live in the Greater Glasgow Urban Area based on the 2007 population Estimate. The entire region surrounding the conurbation covers approximately 2.3 million people, 41% of Scotland's population.
Glasgow's Miles Better
Since the late 1980s, there had been a significant resurgence in Glasgow's economic fortunes. The 'Glasgow's Miles Better' campaign, launched in 1983, facilitated Glasgow's new role as a European centre for business services and finance and promoted an increase in tourism and inward investment.
100 Brand Street: A Stone's throw from the Glasgow Science Park and BBC Scotland 100 Brand Street Business Accommodation Centre is just a stone throw from the site of Glasgow Garden Festival now Glasgow Science Park whith was the third of the United Kingdom's five National Garden Festivals, and the only one to take place in Scotland. It was held in Glasgow between April and September 1988. The festival site was on the south bank of the River Clyde at Govan, on land reclaimed from the partial filling-in of Prince's Dock. Features included the 240 feet high Clydesdale Bank Anniversary Tower, the Coca-Cola Roller roller coaster and a miniature railway.
A new bridge, Bell's Bridge, had been constructed across the river to link the Garden Festival to the SECC. The official opening ceremony took place on 29 April and was conducted by Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The festival was used as a backdrop for the Taggart episode Root Of Evil.
After the end of the Garden Festival, the site remained derelict for many years, prior to being redeveloped for the Glasgow Science Centre and also Pacific Quay, which includes a media campus that now provides the new headquarters of BBC Scotland and Scottish Television. The Clydesdale Bank tower was dismantled and re-erected in Rhyl in North Wales, however its spiritual successor came in the form of the Glasgow Millennium Tower as part of Science Centre complex, which stands on approximately the same spot.
The tourist trade continues to be bolstered by the legacy of the city's status as European City of Culture in 1990, and concerted attempts to diversify the city's economy. This economic revival has persisted and the ongoing regeneration of inner-city areas, including the largescale Clyde Waterfront Regeneration, has led to more affluent people moving back to live in the centre of Glasgow.
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