Image: Lights illumiate the Gallery of Modern Art in the vibrant Merchant City area of Glasgow

Moving to Glasgow >

Glasgow is a compact city and at the GSA, you are at the heart of it. Our campus is situated a short walk from Sauchiehall Street, one of the main pedestrian streets, and all that Glasgow has to offer, including arts venues, shops, bars, clubs, restaurants, galleries and museums.

Getting around Glasgow is easy, whether by foot, the extensive cycle routes, or by public transport. Wherever you choose to live in the City, you'll not be far from a train, underground or bus route. Significantly, in a recent global survey by Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Glasgow has been recognised as one of the safest cities in the world and number one in the United Kingdom.
Scotland's other cities are within easy reach of Glasgow by road and rail.

If you tire of city life, some of the best hill walking, climbing and skiing in the UK is not far away. The west coast of Scotland, with some of the country's most stunning coast line, is less than an hour away by train or car, as is Loch Lomond - Scotland's largest loch - and both provide excellent opportunities for sailing and other water sports.

In November 2007, Glasgow was successful in securing the 2014 Commonwealth Games. This accolade is just one in a long line of prestigious titles the city of Glasgow has won. In 1990 Glasgow was European City of Culture, in 1999 it was UK City of Architecture and Design and in 2003 European Capital of Sport.

In 2003 the Paris based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is quoted as saying; "Glasgow is poised to be the Berlin of the next decade". Walk around the City today and you will see a vibrant, economically buoyant Glasgow.

Glasgow is also famous for music and was recently described by Time Magazine as the European capital of pop, being home to bands such as Franz Ferdinand, Belle and Sebastian and Frightened Rabbit.

The city has four football teams - Celtic, Partick Thistle, Queens Park and Rangers, and the national football stadium at Hampden. Other sports are also well catered for with some of Scotland's best sporting facilities. Glasgow is often referred to as the 'dear green place', a reference to the city's extensive parks and wherever in the city you choose to live, you will not be far from one.

Find out more about Glasgow by visiting the following websites:

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau
Glasgow City Council
Glasgow Life
Commonwealth Games 2014
Scottish Enterprise
Scottish Government Relocation Advisory Service