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Last change to tell us what makes Glasgow a great city


There’s just one week left for members of the public to share their views as part of the month-long conversation aimed at helping to shape a new brand for Glasgow.

Led by Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB) the initiative is geared at encouraging the people of Glasgow – and anyone who has a connection with the city – to have their say, with responses helping to inform the development of a new city brand that will replace Glasgow: Scotland with style.

Contributions can be made online at and via GCMB’s Facebook page at

Postcards and collection-boxes have also been situated in more than 40 locations throughout Glasgow including libraries, museums, leisure centres, benefit offices, community halls and key venues such as the Mitchell Library, Glasgow City Chambers, Emirates Arena, People’s Palace, Tramway, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Riverside Museum, Gallery of Modern Art, City Halls, Royal Concert Hall, St Enoch Centre, Buchanan Galleries, House of Fraser and hotels across the city.

The conversation will conclude on Tuesday, May 21 and the content received will be reviewed to identify key themes that will inform the subsequent creative development process ahead of the new brand being launched this summer and rolled out over the next 12 months.

Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of GCMB, said: “We have been amazed by the phenomenal – and truly global – response to the conversation over the past three weeks.

“Our social media activity has reached more than 350,000 Facebook and Twitter users and we’ve had more than 5,500 visits to the website with suggestions coming in from people in 36 countries around the world, including from across the UK, Europe, the US, Canada, Australia, India and China.

“In the past week we’ve even received contributions from as far away as Brazil, Morocco, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Egypt and Kazakhstan. We knew that we would uncover some genuinely compelling stories about Glasgow and that has certainly been the case with almost 1,000 people in total having had their say.

Glasgow enjoys a worldwide reputation as the home of welcoming, friendly people with a sharp sense of humour that take real pride in their city and that has definitely come through in the contributions. Other common themes that have emerged are our cultural and architectural heritage, world-class universities, retail strength, sporting credentials and our quality of life in terms of the great diversity of our bars, restaurants and all-round social scene.

“With just one week to go until the conversation ends there’s still time for people to get involved and I am encouraging anyone who has yet to share their views of what makes Glasgow great to do so.”


For more information, contact:


Graeme Watson

Senior Marketing Communications Manager – Corporate & Digital

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau

0141 566 0835 / 07534 982 312




Tricia Crosbie

Marketing Communications Executive – Corporate

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau

0141 566 0838 / 07738 782 926




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