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Tell me about Glasgow

8 Jun 2008 /  #1
Guys, i need your help...
I am considering to move to Glasgow and i'd like to know about that place from you as much as you are willing to tell me...

I checked PF's topics about that, but there is not much really...i talked to people who live there already...i did some google research also...

now i would like to know your opinion... how is to live there, job, cots of living, attractions, people....etc....everything what comes to your mind will be helpful...

pro and cons...

Thanks a lot!
dtaylor 9 | 823  
8 Jun 2008 /  #2

As the old saying goes in Scotland, Glasgows miles better! Frankly this is the greatest example of Glasweagen sarcastic humour. Why i hear you ask? Well to put it bluntly, Glasgow is the devils anus of the world, and the devil has a bad case of diarrea! For many people coming to Scotland, Glasgow seems to be the obvious destination. A city touted as having a young vibrant atmosphere, great bars and clubs, good schooling system, and being the only city in the world boasting 3 five-star football stadiums. Business in the city is growing as Scotland has a long and excellent history of invention, engineering and passion. Here are some facts that may back this arguement up.

John Logie Baird, inventor of television, transmitted the first long distance TV pictures from a room in the Central Hotel, Glasgow.

Charles Macintosh, inventor of the waterproof coat, lived and worked in Glasgow where, in 1824, he was responsible for the first commercial manufacture of the waterproof material.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the world-famous architect and designer, was born in Glasgow in 1868. His work can be seen in many locations in and around the city.

The list is endless, in the late 19th, early 20th century, Glasgow had the biggest dockyards in the world, where many famous liners were built. At the time it was known as Britains second city, after London of course. Before the industrial revolution Glasgow was only a small town hardly noticed in any historical documents about central Scotland. The industrial revolution lead the city to grow in population. Everybody in the city worked in the docks, or had a job connected with ship building. Then sadly, the first and second world war came, much of the population went to fight for queen and country. Leaving the docks almost none exsistant. After these wars Glasgow hadnt the means to fund much of its dock. Slowly over time, Glasgow lost its soul. Overcrowding and poor housing lead to the city's high increase of crime and poor health issuse. For the Glasgow man, he had 2 choices. One would be to find a job in a city which just couldnt provide it. Two was to turn to crime for a means of making money. As you can imagine, the city turned quickly to being known as the most ruthless place in Britain. An example of this can be taken from a letter sent into the Glasgow Evening Times 14 Mar.1930, it reads like this: 'Sir, it is depressing nowadays to take up ones paper

and read the daily catalogue of assaults and murders with knives, razors and other lethal weapons. Indeed razor slashing and stabbing are becoming so common that they appear to be accepted as part of our modern youth's recreation etc, etc '

Indeed this is a stark example of how life was in the past. Im sad to say, life hasnt changed much from then to now. If you look at any Scottish newspapers website, you will find stories of killings, gang violence, neds and slashings. Yes i understand that Glasgow has became much more cosmopolitan, but there is a disease of violent culture which is in the blood of most Glasweagens. A walk through Govan, or mostly anywhere to the east of the city, could make for a dangerous expedition. Another fact that might shock you, is that glasgow has the highest murder and violent crime rate in Europe, that also includes eastern europe. Compared to America, Glasgow comes second best just behind Detroit. Many people back in my native Glasgow will laugh or even show some signs of celebration at knowing that fact.

Now you may think i have something against Glasgow. But infact i love the city, i love the people, the atmosphrere is great! Theirs always a feeling of electricity running through you when your in Glasgow. Maybe it because im used to the crime, gangs and ****, or maybe its because no matter what problems your city has, you will always be proud to say: im a Glasgee boy, so gees yer change or a wull slash ye, ya dobber!!!

A brief history of Glasgow by me some time ago

Txt me on gg and ill tell you everything u need to know about my second home town;)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
8 Jun 2008 /  #3
Glasgow is a nice city to be in. The people have such passion and there is a good atmos overall. I'd happily live there.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
8 Jun 2008 /  #4
no more polish texas girl:(
8 Jun 2008 /  #5
I live in glasgow, what else do you want to know
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
8 Jun 2008 /  #6
Nah you cannae play ahn mah team cos you're a shiting cunnt! ah sais to 'im, so the wee radge picks up a stone and flings et at mah heid. Git tae fucck! Ah saes and Ah ken the wee cunnt is gunnae leg it, so me n ma mate chase 'im doon and ah'm oan top of 'im givin' it all and ma mate's puttin in the boot on this doss cunnt. He's struggling fir breath now and ah shake him doon. Radge wee cunnt.

I like Scotland. They speak my language
dtaylor 9 | 823  
8 Jun 2008 /  #7
I live in glasgow, what else do you want to know

crap, dont go then!!!:)
dannybhoy - | 32  
8 Jun 2008 /  #8
Glasgow okay, Im currently living here, but plan to leave once my fiancee finishes uni. Thats only because we're not really city people. Theres plenty to do, and people from all different backgrounds. There is also quite a lot of accomm and its possible to find reasonable priced property,

Downsides; well, my fiancee doesnt feel very safe walking about on her own at night (although this can be said about any city!) Last week there were 2 females murdered within 24 hours of each other in Glasgow.

Like everywhere else, it has its ups and downs....
osiol 55 | 3,922  
8 Jun 2008 /  #9
I've never been to Glasgow, so I am not really qualified to say much on the subject, although it does not have a great reputation. Maybe that's unfair. I have been to Glasgow's biggest rival, Edinburgh, which I really liked.

But I don't need to have been there to be able to say that it's generally cold and wet.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
8 Jun 2008 /  #10
Last week there were 2 females murdered within 24 hours of each other in Glasgow.

Sounds like a normal day in Glasgow....then again i was brought up in the Renfrew area:)
osiol 55 | 3,922  
8 Jun 2008 /  #11
I am considering to move to Glasgow

Simple question: why?
OP polishgirltx  
8 Jun 2008 /  #12
personal reasons
osiol 55 | 3,922  
8 Jun 2008 /  #13
Better than impersonal reasons I suppose.
Firestorm 6 | 400  
8 Jun 2008 /  #14
Move to Manchester.

Then i can torment you by post. lol
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
8 Jun 2008 /  #15
how is to live there, job, cots of living, attractions, people...

Hey :)

Living in Glasgow you will be fine, I'm not sure what kind of job you'll be after but you'll find something. There's a huge Polish community so I imagine it wouldn't be too long before you meet other Poles and make some new friends :)

The cost of living is fairly high at the moment (everywhere in the UK is feeling the pinch) but it's OK. Food prices are going up (certainly in Scotland) and of course, fuel. Although, if your move is not immediate I wouldn't concern yourself with those things at the moment. Certainly if you're getting by in the US you should be fine here :)

Glasgow certainly has some great attractions but I'm not up to scratch on those so I won't go into them, but there is lots to do within the city but also plenty to visit outwith the city (like PD in Edinburgh ;). You won't be short of things to do on your days off or spare time, that is a certainty. Although, it does depend on your interests.

The people are fine. Really. Of course there are some idiots but you'll get that anywhere. As I said, there is an established Polish community in Glasgow but also many friendly Glaswegians.

It's a huge step if you are taking it. Your biggest transition might be the weather really ;)
dtaylor 9 | 823  
8 Jun 2008 /  #16
Or maybe Ayr:P:P:P
OP polishgirltx  
8 Jun 2008 /  #17
thanks guys so much.... you all are great... :)
i still am not sure it will be Glasgow....i'll keep you updated and post more questions :)

Or maybe Ayr:P:P:P

maybe ;)
dtaylor 9 | 823  
8 Jun 2008 /  #18
Ayr has one slogan. The toon wae honest men, and bonnie lassies:)

Robert Burns's home town:)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
8 Jun 2008 /  #19
i still am not sure it will be Glasgow....i'll keep you updated and post more questions :)

Don't hesitate in asking :) Edinburgh is nicer though...we've got a castle :P
Firestorm 6 | 400  
8 Jun 2008 /  #20
I think your only pitfalls will be. Climate and Culture.
It can be very cold there.
And Glaswegians are a funny bunch. lol
Oh. And there is the Scottish accent... LOL

But Im sure you could adapt pretty easily. ))

Edinburgh is nicer though...we've got a castle :P

Yea. I liked Edinburgh.. Its very Bonny. Hehe
The Countryside is stunning..
OP polishgirltx  
8 Jun 2008 /  #21
i have Glasgow, Ayr and Edinburgh on my list to consider.... so far ;)
guys, give your best ideas to 'sell' your city ;) lol
osiol 55 | 3,922  
8 Jun 2008 /  #22
Seeing as you seem to have your heart set on Scotland, there's no point in me trying to sell my city. Actually, I don't even live in a city, although I'm not far from London, which I do thoroughly recommend.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
8 Jun 2008 /  #23
U know mine, other 2 are large cities. Tougher to get a well paid job, Ayr is a beautiful town with alot going for it.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
9 Jun 2008 /  #24
Guys, i need your help...
I am considering to move to Glasgow

Honestly, if I were legally living in the US, I'd never move to Glasgow. I live here only because of my job. When I finish my professional courses, I'm going to look for a job somewhere else. The only attractions here are the clubs in the city centre - there's plenty of them to pick and choose. Besides it's an industrial, gray moloch.
scott usa - | 63  
9 Jun 2008 /  #25
OP polishgirltx  
9 Jun 2008 /  #26
I'm going to look for a job somewhere else.

where did you think to move?


it's time for a change...
plg 17 | 263  
9 Jun 2008 /  #27
post a pic of yourself polish girl and tell me your age and i will tell you exactly how well you'll get on in glasgow as thats probably and realisticly the only 2 things that matter...................xxxxxxxxxx
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
9 Jun 2008 /  #28
The choice between Glasgow & Edinburgh is like the choice between Pittsburgh and San Francisco IMHO. To be fair Glasgow has changed a lot in recent years but Edinburgh wins with me every time.
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
9 Jun 2008 /  #30
You should just go anyway. It'll be a different experience regardless.

michigan is nice lol

Yea, for wildlife.

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