Home to almost 600,000 people; while it may be hailed as one of Europe’s top 20 financial centres, there are lots of digital marketing opportunities in Scotland’s largest city.
Glasgow truly is a city of growth, generating over £13billion a year, and supporting over 400,000 jobs. It’s also home to five universities, giving you the opportunity to further your education alongside your career.
Working in Glasgow
From big-brands such as the Royal Bank of Scotland and Scottish Power, to innovative agencies; there are so many opportunities to start a successful career in digital marketing.
To get you started on your job search, take a look at our top 10 digital agencies in Glasgow, that offer the chance to work with some really cool clients, and the best digital experts.
Top 10 agencies in Glasgow
Does degree subject matter?*
Have marketing degrees
Have business degrees
degrees include electrical engineering and law
*stats from included agency owners/managers
Looking to meet like-minded people and widen your networking circle? Take a look at meet-up opportunities you can attend if living and working in Glasgow:
Once voted ‘friendliest city in the world’, Glasgow not only offers extensive career opportunities, but a pretty decent cost of living too – it’s the fourth cheapest city on our list; 18% cheaper than Edinburgh, and 164% cheaper than London.
It also offers better value for money than the likes of Birmingham, Exeter, Manchester and Leeds; so you can truly enjoy yourself, experiencing everything the city has to offer.
Average cost of a one bed flat (monthly rent)
£638.59 (city centre)
£459.24 (outside city centre)
Average monthly commuting costs
Monthly gym membership
Average cost of a meal at an inexpensive restaurant
Combining fried chicken, waffles and cocktails – Absurd Bird will take your tastebuds to the Deep South.
On weekends you can feast on chicken with endless drinks in a bottomless brunch, or enjoy many other offers they have on during the week.
At Absurd Bird every hour is happy hour so you can have 2-4-1 cocktails all day everyday – an offer hard to resist! They even have their own brand of moonshine that will give you the ultimate Absurd Bird experience.
But don’t let all the talk of birds put you off if you are a vegetarian – they have plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, so everyone is catered for.
As one of the biggest football stadiums in Europe, it is the perfect place to learn all about Glasgow’s footballing legacy from the start of the Celtic Football Club in 1888.
Even if you support another team, you can find out what makes this team so famous and learn why people all over the world are talking about them.
The tour includes informative exhibitions as well as a visit to the home team dressing rooms and a chance to walk through the same tunnel as many famous footballers. See the pitch from the perspective of the manager from the dugout and purchase some memorabilia at the end of the tour.
This tour can get quite popular so we recommend booking ahead to avoid disappointment and going on a non-match day for full accessibility.
Where? Celtic Park, Glasgow, G40 3RE Cost: £13.50 Website:celticfc.net
Grab some friends and challenge yourselves to the ultimate escape challenge in Glasgow.
Each room is completely different with five to choose from for groups of up to six people. Or if there are more of you, why not go head-to-head and race each other to see who can escape the fastest?
The themes vary from a magical adventure in the Witchcraft and Wizardry room to a detective challenge with Sherlock homes in 221B Baker Street. Or you could be in a team of researchers with only one hour to find the antidote to a deadly disease!
Get a great discount at Hard Rock Cafe afterwards as Escape Glasgow are partners with them, so for £32 you can enjoy an escape room and a meal at this iconic restaurant.
This stunning medieval cathedral dates back to 1197 and is still an active place of worship to this day.
The architecture speaks for itself but also carries an important milestone in history as the first stone built Cathedral in Glasgow.
Music is one of the defining features that make this Cathedral a must visit. The prestigious Glasgow Cathedral Choir, who have previously featured on Songs of Praise, perform every Sunday alongside the Cathedral Organ, built in 1879.
Guided tours are available throughout the day and you can attend the morning and evensong services that occur on a Sunday for the full experience.
Enjoy some delicious vegan food at Mono cafe bar where all the food is freshly prepared on-site.
They focus on building a community and providing good music, so there are music events every week that are often free to attend.
The independent record store Monorail Music is also inside, providing some fantastic tunes each day that you can buy – you may even find a rare classic! From CD’s to vinyl, it’s a treasure chest of music.
It’s a dynamic scene not to be missed – keep up to date on their social media for upcoming gigs.
Book yourself onto one of the five tours of Glasgow’s finest whiskey and beer.
Discover ways to cook with whiskey and taste the different flavours in a single glass – you’ll never be able to drink it the same again after becoming a pro in this tour.
We recommend the West End Whiskey Tour, which takes you through four of the hidden back bars in Glasgow where you can learn about the history of the whiskey as you drink it – did you know it is the only distillery in the world to send whiskey to space?
Take some home once you have tried them all, with an exclusive discount in their associated whiskey shop.
Where? 1 Holyrood Crescent, Glasgow, G20 6HJ Cost: Whisky tour £55-£60; beer tour £30-£35 Website:onceuponawhiskey.co.uk
Head over to Scotland’s only artificial whitewater course, enabling you to have a go at water sports ranging from kayaking and canoeing to riverboarding and whitewater rafting.
You can try these with friends for a fun afternoon, or if you want to improve your skills then why not take some of the canoe and kayaking lessons available? These can be standalone lessons or over a four week course that run every Saturday. You can even join one of their clubs for weekly practice.
All the equipment can be hired so it’s super easy to have a go. Whether you are already a pro, or are just starting out, it’s sure to be full of fun and thrills!
Where?75 North Canal Bank St, Glasgow, G4 9XP Cost: Varies Website:pinkston.co.uk
This beautiful historic park located just South of Glasgow city centre dates back to 1530 and covers 143 acres.
It is full of history and has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its magnificent ancient rocks, formed 325 million years ago.
Discover many interesting plants, animals and insects throughout the park and have a go at identifying them using information packs from the park rangers. There are also a series of stunning waterfalls to explore, which were once used as a power source for textile workers in the Victorian period.
The park also has a number of tennis courts and table tennis stations to use for free, and a walking group you can join. In the summer you can also watch some outdoor theatre or go to a music concert.
Watch this mystical piece of theatre, created using hundreds of carved wooden figurines and more recently scraps of metal made by Russian sculptor Eduard Bersudsky.
Through the use of light, shadows and music it tells the humorous yet tragic story of the human spirit. It is a very unique piece of theatre that has gained a reputation in Glasgow, and we definitely recommend seeing it.
The shows vary between 40 minutes and an hour and take place from Wednesdays to Sundays, so there are plenty of opportunities to catch this mesmerising theatrical show!
Be taken back to the roaring 1920s in this intimate underground bar.
Enjoy live music every Thursday to Saturday from jazz, blues and soul bands alongside incredible performances of aerial acrobatics.
Drink cocktails in the beautiful setting that has been used in film and TV, as the perfect vintage setting. It has a very relaxed atmosphere and you can try the speciality champagne Ayala – which is deemed fit for royals!
Be sure to book a table to guarantee a seat and check on the website for what the live entertainment of the night is.
The Lighthouse is Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture and celebrates Glasgow’s most famous architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
It boasts incredible views over the rooftops of Glasgow with a viewing platform at the top of the tower.
Every Saturday guided tours of the Lighthouse run, exploring the history and architecture of the building. You can learn more in the Mackintosh centre, or at one of the many events and workshops available in the Lighthouse.
Grab a bite to eat in the cafe and browse some of the exhibitions in the galleries, look in advance on the website what exhibitions are on as these can vary!
Where?11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 3NU Cost: Free entry, £5 for guided tour Website: thelighthouse.co.uk
Discover all things maritime at this museum that is home to the Glenlee – one of the five remaining Clyde built ships still around today.
Tours and audio guides are provided and you get the chance to explore every inch of the ship, from the decks of the ship to the captain’s cabin. It is a really interesting experience to learn about the history of this unique ship – the only one of its kind in the UK.
Whilst on the ship, delve into the tasty treats in the cafe and browse the souvenir shop for a little piece of memorabilia to remember your trip.