Tourism and Events

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Glasgow City Marketing Bureau’s award-winning Convention Bureau provides a city-wide approach of engaging key agencies within the city and at a national level to bid for major events. It is now one of the world’s most exciting major events destinations, attracting 2.3 million visitors every year. Business tourism has been worth over £1bn to the city’s economy since 2005.

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Increasing the flow of tourism to Scotland's canals

The project: Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and Scottish Canals are working on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to develop and implement a strategy for increasing tourism on the canals. Funding of £96,700 has been awarded for the new 18-month Knowledge Transfer Partnership between GCU and Scottish Canals.

The challenge: Last year, the Scottish Government unveiled its new policy for Scottish Canals and the organisation published its ten-year vision of ‘Safeguarding our heritage. Building our ...

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Glasgow’s reputation as a global centre for scientific conventions

The project: Glasgow’s reputation as a global centre for scientific conventions

The challenge: Raising Glasgow’s profile as a world-class business tourism destination with particular focus on attracting scientific conferences. ...

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News

   

Scientists discover novel viruses carried by the Scottish midge

Scotland’s biting midge population carries previously-unknown viruses, according to new research. ...

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Glasgow makes top six cities in European Capital of Innovation competition

Glasgow has been named as one of six finalists in the European Capital of Innovation competition, a ...

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Glasgow student helping to empower Africa’s young scientists

A University of Glasgow student is using maths and computing skills to train young scientists in Afr...

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Blog

   

Grounds to create global change

To mark International Zero Waste Week Scott Kennedy, co-founder of Revive Eco and member of Industri...

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Learning to fuel the growth of a more sustainable world

Rachel Clark from the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) encourages students into s...

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Glasgow City Region – a new European City Region of Innovation

Glasgow City Region is emerging as a new European City Region of Innovation. Kevin Rush, Director of...

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Events

   

Explorathon: Glasgow Skeptics -- Precision Medicine

Glasgow Skeptics present an exciting talk to discuss the medicinal developments in the field of rheu...

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Apollo 11

Documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with never-before-seen footage an...

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International Space Station Flight Control

When astronauts call Earth, Andrea Boyd answers. Stationed at the European Astronaut Centre in Colog...

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