About this website

Glasgow is Scotland’s largest and most dynamic city. Its city centre is the hub of the city’s economy and life.

 It is the top retail destination in the United Kingdom outside of London. 150,000 people work in the city centre.  It provides residents and visitors with an exciting mix of shopping, culture, leisure and entertainment that only a vibrant and major city centre can offer.

 The city centre has seen well over £700m of investment over the last decade, with a series of initiatives to improve cleanliness and the feel of many areas whilst actively promoting Glasgow as a top visitor destination.

Glasgow cannot afford to stand still. The city continues to face major economic challenges as competition to attract and sustain investment intensifies. The city centre’s retail offering has significant competition from out of town shopping centres, and the rapid growth in online shopping and changes to consumer behaviour have negative effects. Changes to office and residential requirements challenge the function of the city centre as work–life balance patterns and the convenience of remote working become more popular.
Glasgow City Council and its partners across the city are determined to maintain and develop the role of the city centre at the heart of Glasgow’s economy. This website explains how.

We are ambitious and aspirational. Our aim is to ensure that Glasgow city centre maintains its crucial role as the key generator for employment within Scotland, offering excellent opportunities for growth and investment. The strategy will also help Glasgow to position itself as the leading centre of education and innovation building on the excellent reputation of our city’s universities and colleges.

But we cannot do this on our own. We now need everybody to get behind us and help deliver jobs, growth and prosperity for our city centre for the next five years. These are exciting times for the city centre. Explore this website to discover how you can help make change happen.