Not long to go now before the start of Festival 2018 and the Merchant City Festival. This is a programme of cultural events which are supporting the European Championships.

If you follow this link it will take you to the festival programme in which you can see all the events that will happen in the City Centre and beyond, creating a sense of carnival in the city. It is really important that the ‘City’ hosts the event. The City Centre is a fantastic backdrop, from food and retail to hidden treasures like Mackintosh’s Daily Record building in Renfield Lane, from the newly refurbished Mackintosh at the Willow to The Lighthouse in Mitchell Lane or GOMA in Royal Exchange Square.

The programme is based around George Square, the Merchant City, Tontine Lane, Glasgow Green, but crucially extends across the whole city and it all starts on the 1 August 2018.