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Monday, 23 June 2014

#Team14: Challenge Glasgow

In exactly a month today, Glasgow will be welcoming thousands of elite athletes, volunteers and spectators from all over the world for an amazing celebration of sport and culture at the XX Commonwealth Games. I for one can't wait to see what kind of party Glasgow will put on, so I'm travelling over 400 miles this week to get a sneak preview of the host city. I'm hoping for an equally warm welcome.

But with only 24 hours to play with, I want to make sure I see the absolute best bits of Glasgow – the reasons why it was chosen to host such a massive event. I want to eat the best food, run the most scenic routes and see the most iconic sites. I want to peer up at the Commonwealth venues, learn the best hidden secrets and meet the most interesting locals. And I want to call upon the friendliness of Glaswegians to do so.

So I challenge you, Glasgow, to show me exactly why all eyes should be on you this summer and beyond.

I'll be collecting suggestions all week and will be live tweeting my 24 hours in Glasgow from Friday 27th June at @SlaterJen using the hashtags #Team14 and #1MTG.


  1. So ... if I was responsible for southern gal on a Friday afternoon / evening in Glasgow - the West End would feature.

    For a wee bit of culture, a ramble round the Kelvingrove Art Gallery would be a starting point. Followed by a walk through Kelvingrove Park and along the Kelvin River Walkway out to the Botanic Gardens at the top of Byres Road.


    A walk back down Byres Road takes you to the next stopping point ...

    Early evening would be beer tasting at the rather awesome Brewdog bar (get the bar staff to recommend a flight selection).


    Looking for a traditional Scottish meal ...dinnae, the curry scene is far better and for something a little bit tasty - book at table at Mother India (cafe or main restaurant ...you choose)


    If you have any room left for a wee nightcap ...The Park Bar a short walk to Argyle Street is guid / braw and often has live music on.

    Next morning, up early and run off the night before with a local bearded guide ;-)

    1. This sounds like a brilliant plan! You've got all the essentials covered, views, booze and vindaloos. I especially can't wait for the run tour. Thank you!

  2. Wow sounds like you're going to have such a wicked weekend in Glasgow! Will be watching out for your tweets and pics - can't believe its only a month away now :)

    1. Thanks, it really was brilliant. And it's very true, Glasgow is one of the friendliest cities I've visited.