Welcome to Glasgow Life

Welcome to Glasgow Life

​Introducing Glasgow Life

Glasgow Life is a charity which delivers services to both citizens and visitors to the city, providing opportunities through culture, sport and learning. 

Last year, more than 18 million attendances were recorded at venues, events and festivals – up more than one third since 2007. Some 2,600 staff and 2,200 volunteers deliver services across 160 Glasgow Life venues.

Glasgow Life has responsibility for:

  • Managing nine award-winning civic museums, including Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Riverside Museum and the Burrell Collection as well as the Kelvin Hall;

  • The Glasgow Club – Scotland’s largest health and fitness network – including landmarks such as the Emirates Arena and Tollcross International Swimming Centre;

  • The Mitchell Library and 32 Community Libraries, as well as community facilities across the city and a significant learning programme;

  • Programming world-class music in venues such as the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, incredible art and exhibitions at Tramway and a number of cultural events, such as Celtic Connections, the Mela, the World Pipe Band Championships and the Merchant City Festival, among others;

Additionally, Glasgow Life manages the city’s marketing and conventions business, including the implementation of the PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW brand, and is the lead partner for the delivery of Glasgow’s new Tourism and Visitor Plan to 2023 – promoting the city as a vibrant, first-choice destination for visitors and tourists, business travellers and conferences.

Glasgow’s award-winning Convention Bureau helps to attract more than 500 conventions to the city each year, bringing significant income and awareness of Glasgow’s outstanding conferencing offer.

Glasgow Life helped to deliver the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships, Davis Cup ties and the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships. 


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