Glasgow in 'top 10 world cities'
It will certainly surprise more than a few Brits to learn that Glasgow was the only UK city to feature in a new ranking of the top 10 world cities. Glasgow has a reputation for being a very industrial, gritty place, with the local accent being so strong it is sometimes almost incomprehensible for foreigners.
Glasgow has made it into a list of 10 top world cities compiled by the travel guide company Lonely Planet.
Scotland's largest city was the only UK entry on the list, which appears in the firm's Best In Travel 2009 publication.
The guide states: "Forget castles, kilts, bagpipes and tartan. You come for the cocktails, cuisine and designer chic (plus the legendary native wit)."
"Glasgow has shaken off its shroud of industrial soot and shimmied into a sparkling new designer gown."
Included in the "what's hot" in Glasgow list is actor James McAvoy and pan-fried scallops.