Greater Glasgow is an urban settlement in Scotland consisting of all localities which are physically attached to the city of Glasgow.
With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry.
The Clyde Valley is a nature reserve made up of six separate sites in the Clyde Valley region of South Lanarkshire, Scotland.
The Clyde Valleys history began 10,000 years ago when melting glaciers began eroding the red sandstone in the area, forming the valleys and gorges that make up the reserve.
Things to do
Discover Glasgow, Scotland's city of style, where you can find world-class attractions, museums and galleries, stunning architecture, and one of the best city centre shopping experiences in the UK. Beyond the city, you'll find lush countryside, great family days out and a wealth of fascinating history as you follow the path of the River Clyde.
South east of the city, you can explore the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve and take a riverside walk past waterfalls and look out for otters and over 100 species of bird.
Scotland's newest country park, Dams to Darnley, covers over 1,350 acres south west of the city, including the striking Barrhead Dams, a series of interconnected reservoirs.