Glasgow and Strathclyde
Glasgow is part of the Strathclyde region. Scotland has much to offer those who live and work in the area.
Areas that come under the Strathclyde region are
- Argyll and Bute
- East Renfrewshire
From the bustle of the city of Glasgow you can access countryside or beaches in less than one hour by car or public transport.
From computer technology companies in Greenock and Life Science companies in Renfrewshire, you can visit working farms in Argyll and Bute.
The Gateway to the Highlands is close by and includes Loch Lomond National Park.
From Gourock in Inverclyde you can travel by ferry to other Scottish islands, or further afield from one of the cruise ships that dock at Greenock harbour.
- Population 1.2 million
- 67.76m2 (175.5 km2) square kilometres of land
- Glasgow has over 90 parks within the city boundaries
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland with a population of almost 600,000.
Other sizeable towns in the area include Paisley, Greenock, and Clydebank.
The present landscape of the Glasgow and surrounding areas has been formed by several hundred generations.
The architecture is diverse and includes an array of centuries old cathedrals, churches, castles and modern designs such as the Armadillo building on the river Clyde, and the Clyde Arc bridge.
Scottish history is full of myths and legends with much of the landscape and buildings used as backdrops for the film industry.
There are traces of Viking burial grounds, religious sites and a variety of monuments including memorials of bombings and lives lost in World War II.
Scottish culture has influenced local language, and you will hear different tones and dialects as you travel in Scotland.
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Thanks to major development, Glasgow is attracting big names in the financial sector, such as Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan. As a result, the whole of central Scotland offers excellent financial services career opportunities.
From the city centre to the outskirts tourism and hospitality is available. There are many industrial estates with a variety of businesses in operation including manufacturing and life sciences. There are many working farms in the more rural areas.
With major shopping malls throughout the region, retail is a thriving industry in Scotland.
Whatever your profession there are opportunities to live and work in Glasgow and surrounding areas of Scotland.
Travelling to and from Glasgow
Transport connections to and within the Strathclyde region are excellent. All towns are connected to the motorway network.
Bus travel is widely available in even the most remote locations and is generally costs less than train travel. Travelling and commuting within the main cities is predominantly done by bus.
The region is easy to explore by train with the network linking the Glasgow with the rest of Scotland and the UK. Minor stations across the area provide excellent commuting links from rural areas to the cities of Scotland.
There are two international airports in the region offering freight and passenger services
Glasgow International airport is a 15 minute drive from the city centre — shuttle bus service to city centre
Glasgow Prestwick International airport is 32 miles from Glasgow city centre — shuttle bus and train services to Glasgow city centre
Both airports offer short and long haul trips within the United Kingdom, Europe and Worldwide.
Budget airlines, such as Ryanair and EasyJet operate alongside chartered flights and both airports have car parking facilities short and long term.
By ferry you can travel to Rothesay, Dunoon, Millport and other areas of Scotland.