Glasgow venues join forces for tourism campaign

BARS, restaurants and other businesses from around Glasgow are joining forces to launch a new tourism initiative for the city.

The #MadeInGlasgow campaign launches today (1st March) and will run until 31st May, supported by nearly 50 venues and businesses from around the city.

The campaign, co-ordinated by Experience Glasgow Food and Drink and running across social media, will see participating businesses promoting a new ‘food and drink trail’ featuring venues across Glasgow, each of which has introduced a new promotional dish or drink for the campaign.

Participating businesses include The Gannet, The Finnieston, Clydeside Distillery, The Gate, Julie’s Kopitiam and Hidden Lane Brewery.

Experience Glasgow chairman, Gordon McIntyre, said the city’s hospitality scene “has come together to make a difference with a unified front on promoting the city as a food and drink destination”.

Peter Mckenna, owner of The Gannet – which was named SLTN Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year at the SLTN Awards 2021 – added: “This wonderful city we call home can confidently compete as one of the top cities for food and drink in the UK adding to its unparalleled live music scene making Glasgow a must visit destination.”

And Julie’s Kopitiam owner, Julie Lin, said it has “been amazing seeing Glasgow gaining space on the food map”.

“Its unparalleled friendliness alongside the food and drinks culture makes it an amazing place to visit and an even better place to live,” said Lin.