Students enter mainstream

Accommodation in Glasgow, whose four main university residences have 6,531 bedrooms for more than 50,000 full-time students, is always in demand.  Photos: SCMP and Thinkstock

Glaswegian homeowners are struggling to sell their properties in a market still mired in recession mentality.

Monday, 7 January, 2013, 10:06am

Market frowns in Glasgow

In what at that time was a groundbreaking marketing initiative, the world was once told that 'Glasgow's Miles Better', complete with an endorsement from campaign mascot Mr Happy. But in the past few years, there hasn't been much housing happiness in the city.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lost and found in the big bad city

Running on the Cracks Julia Donaldson Published by Egmont ISBN 978 1 4052 2233 4

Following the global success of her Gruffalo picture books, Julia Donaldson stikes out in a radically different direction with Running On The Cracks.

28 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Menzies Hotel, Glasgow

Where is it? Menzies Hotel (below) is convenient - only 20 minutes by taxi from Glasgow Airport and a 10-minute stroll from the city's Central railway station. A 10-minute walk through a downmarket enclave takes you to the shopping strip of Buchanan Street (above). Some of the rooms are located in a converted rice mill and overlook the wharves of historic Glasgow.

25 Nov 2007 - 12:00am


1 Kelvingrove

14 Mar 2007 - 12:00am


Where? Split over two locations, Cruise is known as the shopping hotspot of the (British) north. You'll find the main store and its hip offshoot, Cruise Jeans, on Ingram Street, Glasgow's equivalent of The Landmark, alongside big designer names such as Ralph Lauren.

7 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Richy Ng


Glasgow-born interior designer Richy Ng came to Hong Kong in 1995 and worked for several design firms before establishing Box Design. For him, there are two simple steps in design: 'Identify problems and then beautify the solutions.'

Favourite furniture shop

14 Jul 2006 - 12:00am


The City of Glasgow's crest carries a bemusing collection of under-achievers: the bird that never flew, the tree that never grew, the bell that never rang and the fish that never swam. Fortunately, the shop that never sold was in no danger of being included.

3 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Rangers caught short of sponsors

Lack of sponsorship has cast a shadow over Rangers' future just three weeks before the Hong Kong First Division kicks off.

Rangers' financial woes first surfaced on Wednesday when players found their first-month salary cheques were rejected by banks.

13 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Politics, death and taxes not always far from sporting stage

'Sports make you forget death, taxes and politics and all the other garbage that goes on in life.' So said American Todd McFarlane, whose worth as a sporting psychoanalyst rose in direct relation to the millions he was willing to splash out on a piece of memorabilia.

22 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Hills were breath of fresh air

I HAD my first job when I was a student at the University of Sterling. It was nothing more glamorous than cutting down half the mountains of Scotland.

Friends and family could have got me a job in an accounting office, but it seemed fairly dull and I knew I would be doing that for the rest of my life.

14 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Hot, cold spots mark recovery

The British property market is polarising between wealthy 'hot spots' and depressed 'cold spots', according to a leading researcher.

The value of some properties has doubled in the past four years, whereas others have continued to fall.

18 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Mahe right at home

STEPHANE Mahe has shared dressing rooms with some of world football's top names at Paris St Germain ? but the Celtic star reckons Glasgow is still SMILES better! The French full-back was teammates with moody Spurs' ace David Ginola at PSG, and former World Footballer of the Year George Weah played alongside Mahe before he made his move to Milan.

27 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Gemmell voices fears for future of Scottish game

ONE of the first British players to win a European Cup winners' medal fears for the future of the Scottish game.

Tommy Gemmell, the Lisbon Lion full-back who scored the equalising goal when Celtic beat Inter Milan 2-1 to lift the coveted trophy in 1967, believes the future of professional football in Scotland is in grave danger.

25 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Aitken's true grit call

ABERDEEN boss Roy Aitken has told his under-fire players: 'Show me you are hungry to succeed.' The off-form Dons have suffered a barrage of criticism after one of the worst runs in the club's history.

And they are desperate to get back on song tomorrow by derailing Rangers' title bid at Pittodrie.

28 Feb 1997 - 12:00am