What these books are about...
We often wander around cities wishing we had a good friend to show us around, someone who could filter out the obvious and take us to the heart of a place. A guide that makes you feel at home in a city you've only just arrived in. And then the promise of our getaway suddenly comes true: we find ourselves in the middle of a dance hall trying to follow those unattainable local rhythms; savouring a cocktail on a rooftop restaurant; chatting to locals in a busy backstreet pub, having someone tempt us to romantic strolls and a spot of stargazing. If you want to immerse yourself under the skin of the city, whether you'll be here for a day or a decade, then keep reading. This is the book for you.
p.s. – We have a no advertising policy. Instead, places are featured on merit alone, either because they're unique, inspiring or run by people who genuinely care about their trade. This book has been written, designed and photographed by Glasgow based folk and those in love with city.
Based around interviews with 17 local legends, the book gives a fresh insight into Scotland's capital from a diverse range of people living there. In addition, tips on where to stay, eat, drink and party are sandwiched between recommendations for romantics, winter retreats and festival fanatics.
Look out for Scottish words for the weather, a recipe from award winning chef Martin Wishart, a poem by Alastair Reid and a few lines about films and books that define different aspects of the city.
Interviewees include; Scottish rugby legend Gavin Hastings, architect Malcolm Fraser, taxi driver extraordinaire Bob McCulloch and pub owners Anna and Mike Christopherson.
Like a friend in a foreign city, The Locals' Guide to Glasgow is a new departure in travel guides. Based around interviews with local legends, the book gives a fresh insight from a diverse range of people living there.
In addition, tips on where to stay, eat, drink and party are sandwiched between recommendations for romantics, winter retreats and food fanatics. Where other guides need a holiday in itself just to read them cover to cover, we've cut to the chase to give you the best bits Glasgow has to offer.
Over the course of 142 pages, this guide features places to eat, drink and stay in this great city. Including interviews with Limmy (Comedian), Petra Wetzel (Bavarian Brewer), Alan Pert, (Architect), Kirsty Wark (TV Presenter) and more.