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 ( and the free Scots Gay ( magazine and website.