Glasgow is recognised throughout the world as an important commercial, business and educational centre and as one of Europe's official cultural capitals.
We appreciate, however, that even at the most important meetings, delegates are not involved in their subject all their waking hours and in Glasgow your delegates will find an extensive range of activities. Some may visit our many museums and art galleries including the Hunterian Museum and the world famous Burrell Collection, which are acknowledged to be among the best in Britain for the quality and range of their treasures.
Admirers of architecture will enjoy some of the finest examples of Victorian design in Britain along, of course, with the unique Art Nouveau heritage of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The more energetic may play golf, go salmon fishing, walk among the bonnie hills of Loch Lomond or sail on the famous River Clyde and our range of restaurants and night clubs are what you would expect of one of Britain's liveliest and largest cities.
I can assure your delegates of a warm and friendly reception and my council will be only too pleased to meet you at a civic recognition in our splendid City Council.
Bob Winter, Lord Provost