Gay & Lesbian Travellers

Glasgow has a vibrant LGBT scene, with the gay quarter found in and around the Merchant City (particularly Virginia, Wilson and Glassford Sts). The city's gay community has a reputation for being very friendly.

Most Glaswegians are very tolerant, but you may encounter disapproval away from central areas. Same-sex marriage was legalised in Scotland in 2014.

Many straight clubs and bars have gay and lesbian nights. To tap into the scene, check out The List (www.list.co.uk) and the free Scots Gay (www.scotsgay.co.uk) magazine and website.