Greater Glasgow and Clyde Valley
This cosmopolitan city has been compared to New York but this comparison is not accurate enough. Chicago is more like Glasgow’s twin. The physical layout of the main streets, the riverside location, the multi-cultural society and the architecture. Charles Rennie Macintosh was the inspiration here with many of his buildings monuments in their own right to one of Scotland’s finest architects. Chicago, on the other hand, had, at the same time, Frank Lloyd Wright whose work was held in the same high esteem in America as Macintosh in the UK. It is surprising and unfortunate, that they never met.
Glasgow is a strong vibrant city, busy, prosperous and full of vitality, due to its people. The banks of the River Clyde that spawned this great city’s industrial past are now a major asset in the development of ultra modern housing but the nostalgia of Glasgow’s past is still celebrated upstream in New Lanark (and beyond, into the hills) and westwards, towards the Firth of Clyde, as far as Greenock.
It is intriguing how Glasgow, once the second city of the Empire, once denigrated as an industrial blackspot, has used the very prosperity thus generated to create a great city of life, art and culture. (204)
If you are interested in contributing more about this area then please contact form or get in touch with your local council. All Economic Development Officers of County, District, Town, and parish councils are being sent an information pack and should be able to help you by providing more information on how you can contribute and benefit from Go Britain. If your Economic Development Officer has not yet had their information pack then please let us know the name and address and we will send an information pack straight away. In the meantime you may find that the chat forums we have set up provide a way to find out more about what is happening and discuss topics related to Britain.