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June

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Glasgow named Europe’s first leading festival and event destination

Glasgow has been voted Europe’s Leading Festival and Event Destination 2019 in the 26th annual World Travel Awards, globally recognised as the most prestigious honours programme in global travel and tourism. Beating other competition such as London, Cannes, Barcelona and Dublin, Glasgow received the most votes from travel and tourism...


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06

June

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New openings bolster Glasgow retail

Glasgow is home to some of the best retail in the UK: Number 1 UK retail destination (outside of London’s West End) £4.2 billion annual retail spend is the UK’s 2nd highest £1 billion annual spend by 20 million day visitors Already home to an abundance of luxury outlets,...


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06

June

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New skills plan to boost Glasgow city region economy

Ambitious plans unveiled to grow a “workforce for the future” in Scotland’s economic powerhouse. A new Regional Skills Investment Plan for the Glasgow City Region was launched at South Lanarkshire College in East Kilbride, with the backing of eight local authorities, the business sector, universities and colleges and the...


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06

June

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Record year for Scottish Event Campus

A record year for the Scottish Event Campus delivers significant economic impact for Glasgow  2018/19 has been an outstanding year for Scottish Event Campus Limited with record turnover and contribution noted across all trading sectors. Aside from the year of the Commonwealth Games in 2014, it has been financially...


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30

May

£1 million City Deal funding for Clyde Waterfront Innovation Campus

Glasgow City Council approves £1 million City Deal funding for Clyde Waterfront Innovation Campus Glasgow City Council today (30 May) approved up to £1million of Glasgow City Region City Deal funding to the University of Glasgow for the development of the proposed Clyde Waterfront Innovation Campus. As part of...


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21

May

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Glasgow hotel openings smashes target

In 2018 alone, Radisson RED, Motel One, Ibis Styles Glasgow Centre West, Moxy Merchant City and Native Glasgow opened, bringing 930 additional rooms. Plans to encourage more overnight stays in the city include building 2,500 rooms by 2023. The city looks set to smash its hotel room target – three...


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21

May

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£290,000 developer funding approved for Sauchiehall Avenue

Glasgow City Council today (16 May) approved the use of £290,237 of ENV2 funding towards the Sauchiehall Avenue public realm project. The Sauchiehall Avenue – now nearing completion of the first phase – is the first project in the wider Avenues programme in Glasgow city centre, which is funded...


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15

May

Glasgow to be UK’s first net zero city

ScottishPower, along with Glasgow City Council, today revealed a bold new vision to transform Glasgow into the UK’s first ‘Net Zero’ city. With Scotland having set itself a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2045, the two organisations will start work on a range of programmes to ensure the country’s largest city reaches...


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24

April

BTR development to be delivered this summer

Kelvin Properties, the Glasgow private property company, has appointed Tay Letting to market the city’s first build-to-rent (BTR) housing development, a 36-unit in Merchant City to be completed this summer. Candleriggs Court has a gross development value of circa £10 million and offers a secluded community environment with connectivity...


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24

April

Plans approved for TIF scheme in Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has approved the preparation of a revised business case to reconfigure the Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) scheme for the city centre. The proposed TIF – while smaller in size and level of investment, from £80 million to around £45 – £50 million – is expected to...


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