A Hidden Gem in the North

IT is a bit off the beaten track, a post-industrial city located in Europe’s cold North and it might not be exactly on your list as great travel destination. Especially not, if you are looking for contemporary art.

However, the city is home to some of the world’s most renowned contemporary artists and a widely influential art school. So should you find yourself on a trip to Scotland then you should not only admire Edinburgh’s historic old town and its majestic castles but you might also consider making a short train ride to neighbouring Glasgow. Glasgow couldn’t be more different from the Scottish capital – its fascination derives from its diversity, in its incredibly powerful tensions between its roughness and its staggering beauty, its iconic buildings in the city’s centre, the bohemian West End and its bleak and heavily deprived East End.