Glasgow City Council is Scotland's biggest local authority, providing services to its growing population of over 606,000 with the ultimate aim of ensuring the city is an attractive place to live, work or study in, and visit.
Glasgow is Scotland's commercial capital and is one of Europe's top 20 financial centres. The retail sector is very strong in Glasgow, with wide recognition that the city is the top retail centre in the UK outside of London’s West End.
The Council and its arms-length external organisations supply essential services such as nursery, primary and secondary schooling, social work, cleansing, planning, environmental health, business support, community safety, roads and parks maintenance and home care to the people of Glasgow.
Other areas of activity that develop Glasgow's profile, economy and quality of life include the city’s outstanding art galleries and museums, leisure centres, apprenticeship programmes, regeneration projects and work to attract jobs and business to the city.
The Council works with many different partner organisations including Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Scottish Enterprise, the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS, public sector organisations, educational institutions and the private and voluntary sectors to help make Glasgow the strong, forward-thinking city that it is.
The successful hosting of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and many other achievements led to the local authority receiving the title of UK Council of the Year 2015.
For more information on Glasgow City Council, visit: www.glasgow.gov.uk