Glasgow Summer 2017 Guide

A Guide To Summer 2017

Glasgow’s great in all seasons (we would say that, wouldn’t we?) but in summer the city really comes alive. Long, lazy evenings where the sun never seems to go down give those visiting the city ample opportunity to explore some of this year’s hottest events. Although we’re famed for our less-than-perfect weather, a hot summer’s day in Scotland often means a scorcher in Glasgow – those surrounding hills do us some good on occasion! And when the weather’s good there’s only one thing to do in this city – celebrate. Check out our top 5 below to see how you can make the most of the city during your stay.


T in the Park is a real high point in Scotland’s national calendar of events so when Scots heard that it wasn’t going ahead this year the sense of dismay was clear. But Glasgow stepped up to the plate and the announcement of TRSMT Festival, taking place at Glasgow Green in July, cheered our hearts. Acts include Radiohead, Biffy Clyro and Kasabian, all right in the heart of the city with no tents to contend and a short bus ride home.

Restaurant In The Sky

Ever fancied eating your dinner 100 feet in the air? Well now’s your chance as the famous Restaurant in the Sky hits Glasgow. See breathtaking views of the Clyde River and city landscape and enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or cocktails at this exclusive event. Local restaurants have signed up to take part and tickets are likely to sell quickly so make sure you book in advance.

West End Festival

Take a stroll from our hotel towards Byres Road and the heart of the West End during June and you’re sure to come across something weird and wonderful going on. The West End festival is a true marker of summer in Glasgow and its parade attracts crowds of thousands as floats from local community groups, children and music acts take to the streets to entertain. There are plenty of free events and workshops on offer too so it’s a great time to visit the city and see local spirit in action at a low cost.

Cat Cafe

For all you animal lovers you won’t have to stray (get it?) too far to get your fix. On the back of a burgeoning trend in the UK, Glasgow is getting its very own cat café, due to open this summer at a city centre location. With 3,000 sq ft of space the moggies will have plenty of opportunity to roam and play, and visitors can dine on veggie and vegan cuisine as well as teas and coffees – whoever said Glasgow doesn’t have it all…?!