The administrative center of the unitary authority of the city of Glasgow is located in south-west central Scotland, on the River Clyde. Glasgow, Gaelic Gaelic, city, west-central Scotland. It is located along both banks of the River Clyde, 20 miles (32 km) from the mouth of that river on the western or Atlantic coast. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and forms an independent municipal area that lies entirely within the historic county of Lanarkshire.
The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) campus is a 1677-bed acute hospital located in Govan, south-west Glasgow. . Glasgow's rich range of cultural institutions also includes the National Theatre of Scotland, the Citizens Theatre, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Street School Museum and St. Most of Glasgow's Victorian and Edwardian municipal swimming pools have been closed or demolished, and the city council has invested in new and large leisure centers, such as Tollcross, Springburn, Gorbals, Scotstoun and Bellahouston.
Glasgow is home to Scotland's only professional basketball team, the Glasgow Rocks, which compete in the British Basketball League. All international airports can be easily accessed by public transport, as the GLA and the EDI are directly connected by bus routes from the main bus station and a direct rail connection to PIK from Glasgow Central Station. Add in the ornate greenhouses of the city's Botanic Garden and you'll see how nearly every suburb of Glasgow has its own “green lung”. Glasgow has a large urban transport system, managed primarily by the Strathclyde Transport Association (SPT).
Festivals include the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, the Glasgow International Visual Arts Festival, the Glasgow International Jazz Festival, Celtic Connections, the Glasgow Fair, the Glasgow Film Festival, the West End Festival, the Merchant City Festival, Glasgay and the World Bagpipe Band Championship. Once home to numerous Shinty clubs, there is now only one club for seniors in Glasgow, the Glasgow Mid-Argyll, as well as two university teams from the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow. This has led to the large-scale remodeling of much of the poorest housing stock in the north of Glasgow and to a broader regeneration of many areas, such as Ruchill, that have been transformed; many deteriorated homes have already been remodeled or replaced by modern developments. The city has hosted numerous exhibitions over the years, such as the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988, being the City of Architecture of the United Kingdom in 1999, the European Capital of Culture in 1990, the National City of Sport 1995—1999 and the European Capital of Sport in 2003.In Holyrood, Glasgow is represented by sixteen members of the Scottish Parliament (MSP), nine of whom are elected to represent individual constituencies once every four years using the “first after post” criterion, and seven are elected as regional members, by proportional representation.
To the east of Glasgow Cross is St Andrew's in the Square, the oldest post-Reformation church in Scotland, built between 1739 and 1757 and showcasing a Presbyterian grandeur typical of the church of the city's wealthy tobacco merchants. North Lanarkshire, municipal area, west-central Scotland, on the eastern periphery of the Glasgow metropolitan area. In 1450, John Stewart, Glasgow's first Lord Provost, left a donation so that a Saint Mungo bell could be made and rang all over the city so that citizens could pray for their soul. .