Glasgow Gears Up For Spring With #LoveGlasgow Campaign

#LoveGlasgow. (Photo: Carlo Paloni)

A NEW dynamic city-centre initiative has launched to inspire visitors to the city and offer a fresh perspective on leisure, socialising and shopping in Glasgow city centre. 

Following on from the successful Love Glasgow this Winter campaign, #LoveGlasgow will support city centre businesses to drive the local economy and showcase what’s on offer. You’re invited to share experiences using the #LoveGlasgow hashtag across social media and discover new leisure, social and shopping experiences, sustainable travel and cultural days out. 

The campaign will also champion Glasgow’s night time economy, free things to do and bookable events, alongside promoting enhanced culture, attractions, food and drink and sustainable travel, all supported by the City Centre Task Force. 

Love your city this Spring and support the #LoveGlasgow campaign. Search the #LoveGlasgow hashtag across social media to be inspired for days and nights out starting from today.

A treasure trove of new-season stylings, Glasgow’s unrivalled shopping scene is sure to deliver this spring.  

Check out the new season’s designer looks in stores such as COS, Reiss and Kurt Geiger in Princes Square or visit the UK’s Biggest Vintage Kilo Sale for the best in pre-loved fashion, when it arrives in Glasgow on Saturday February 11th at The Old Fruitmarket.

Or, get crafty at Buchanan Galleries, as the LEGO store is set to host a family-friendly build your own Valentine’s Rose session on 11th and 12th from 10am-12pm. 

City of Culture

Take a trip to the Oscars via VUE at St. Enoch Centre this spring as the cinema is set to showcase an array of Best Picture nominees, in honour of the upcoming 95th Academy Awards including The Fabelmans and Everything Everywhere All At Once. 

You can even step into a new reality at the UK’s first Level X featuring ‘Alt Verse’, allowing gamers to awaken their senses by stepping into alternate universes across a range of out of this world, VR experiences. 

A Sky Full of Stars

‘Death by Chocolate’ is set to be as fun as it sounds, as food and crime lovers can take part in a unique murder mystery dining experience at Citation on Saturday 25th February. 

Taco kings Yu-Ca-Taco will take over Glasgow mainstay on 25th and 26th February The Gate to serve punchy Mexican street tacos and ice cold margaritas, to celebrate margarita month.

Glaswegians can sip spirits under the stars at the Science Centre’s Planetarium as gin aficionados the Good Spirits Company join forces with the scientists to host ‘The Science of Gin‘ on 17th February. Guests will go on a journey through space to explore clouds of interstellar alcohol and discover how the gin in their very glass came to be, forged in the heart of a dying star – sign us up!

VEGA will once again bring sky-high disco dining to the masses as they launch their new monthly themed brunch, with the first event set to celebrate ultimate girl bands at the venue’s Girl Power brunch on Saturday 18th February. 

To make the most of Glasgow’s incredible Spring offerings, Scotrails’ Kids for a Quid initiative, available off-peak, allows every paying adult to have up to four children who can travel for just £1 return each. While for those travelling with friends, Scotrail’s group tickets allow groups of three or four to travel together for less. 

Stuart Patrick, Co-Chair of the City Centre Task Force and Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, said: 

“#LoveGlasgow is a great initiative, and one we hope will continue to encourage locals and visitors to discover more of the city.

“Glasgow is an award-winning and vibrant city with a varied consumer offer so this funding from the City Centre Task Force aims to showcase it at its best and in turn support our retail, hospitality and leisure businesses.”

Councillor Angus Millar, Convener for City Centre Recovery at Glasgow City Council and co-chair of the City Centre Taskforce, said: 

“The city centre experience in Glasgow remains a great attraction for people living in the city and our visitors, but in a changing environment, what is on offer must evolve to meet new demands.  I am pleased to see that what is being presented in the city’s centre’s retail, hospitality and leisure sectors reflects these changes, and what’s on offer will help to make the area thrive now and in the future.”

Stay updated, follow the #LoveGlasgow hashtag across social media for inspiration, city guides,  what’s on listings, and influencer takeovers for days and night out ideas this spring. 

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