There’s a long standing rivalry between the Scottish cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh over which is top dog. Although Edinburgh is the Scottish capital, Glasgow is the country’s largest city. Reserve Apartments have entered the fray with their Glasgow vs Edinburgh infographic.
It you click on the infographic below, it’ll take you to the original article. There, you can vote for your favourite city under the categories of food and drink, attractions, music and culture by clicking on the score charts.
Looking at the current scores, Glasgow is winning on most fronts. But you can change that with your votes.
Here’s my opinion on each of the categories.
Food and Drink
As I’m a teetotaller, I can’t comment on the beers. Foodwise, neither toffee or haggis get my vote. Regarding restaurants, we don’t frequent relatively expensive establishments such as the Devonshire Gardens or the Witchery. However, Glasgow gets my vote on the food front for a great selection of restaurants at very reasonable prices, e.g. Cook and Indi’s World Buffet in Sauchiehall Street which costs £10 per adult all day on Sundays.
While Edinburgh Castle is an intergal part of the city, the £16 adult admission fee is a bit steep.
Edinburgh Castle dominates the city’s skyline
Whereas, Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is free of charge and full of interest for all ages.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
I prefer the intimacy of the Greyfriars Bobby sculpture in Edinburgh, to the tall Duke of Wellington sculpture wearing his traffic cone hat, in Glasgow.
I’m not a fan of any of the singers or bands mentioned in the infographic. Being a typical proud Mum, I have to mention our sons. Simon is a DJ in Glasgow and has written about the Glasgow music scene for Europe a la Carte.
Simon in action by Subcity Radio
Our other son Gary is in the heavy metal band Winter Lizard, based in Edinburgh.
Gary on guitar
Although Glasgow’s Robbie Coltrane may be best known as Hagrid in ‘Harry Potter’, my favourite Coltrane character is the lead in the ‘Cracker’ TV series.
Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid in ‘Harry Potter’ by Karen Roe
In my opinion, Edinbugh born Sean Connery was the best James Bond.
Sean Connery as Bond in ‘You Only Luve Twice’