Solar Panel Bird Proofing Glasgow
The city of Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, though it’s not the capital of Scotland. Based in the west of the Central Lowlands, the city was built along the banks of the River Clyde.
Glasgow is the third biggest city in the United Kingdom and, though there is evidence of a prehistoric settlement in the area, the origins of the city come from around the 6th century when it was founded by St Mungo, who was the bishop of the area. Glasgow grew as a trading port in the 1700s, becoming an international trading hub and it grew again during industrialisation in the 1800s. During this era, Glasgow began to lay claim to the title of the ‘Second City of the British Empire’ as the industries of engineering, textiles and chemicals grew. Over the years, it has become one of the most iconic cities in the United Kingdom.
More recently Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games, it was third time the event had been held in Scotland but the first time it was based in Glasgow. The event saw a number of buildings being created including the Emirates Stadium and the Athlete’s Villages, which were built in the east of the city in Parkhead. Some other venues used during the games were the Ibrox Stadium located in the Ibrox district, the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Tollcross, the SSE Hydro, SECC and the Clyde Auditorium in Finnieston and the Scotstoun Stadium in Scotstoun. Overall the games were considered a massive success – not even the Glaswegian pigeons could have ruined the event!