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Who we are

Glasgow Life is a charity that delivers cultural, sporting and learning activities on behalf of Glasgow City Council.

In doing so we aim to make a positive impact on individuals, the communities in which they live and the city as a whole.

What we do

We deliver a range of services including arts, music, sports, events and festivals, libraries, community development and learning programmes.

In addition, we manage 167 buildings including Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

Arts & Music

Glasgow Arts and Music creates, manages, operates and delivers the city's iconic high profile cultural venues, festivals, learning programmes and cultural events of international significance across a range of art forms.


Glasgow Communities manages a network of local venues across the city. The service creates opportunities for the people of Glasgow to participate in a range of cultural and sporting activities on their doorstep, whilst supporting their learning aspirations.


Glasgow is home to the largest public network of library and information services including 32 community libraries, 29 school libraries and the iconic Mitchell Library. The offer is designed to inspire a love of reading, learning and discovery.


Glasgow Museums is the largest museum service in the UK outside London and operates 10 venues across the city. The civic museum collection includes over one million objects and has been described as one of the finest civic collections in Northern Europe.


Glasgow Sport operates one of the most extensive leisure operations in the UK with 32 leisure facilities and a significant outdoor leisure estate including the Emirates Arena and Tollcross Swimming Centre. The dedicated Sports Development and Physical Activity Team promote sport from grassroots level through to elite athletes.

Young Glasgow

Provides services, activities and learning opportunities to over 85,000 Glasgow children, young people and their parents/carers. Young Glasgow also manages the Glasgow Young Scot and Glasgow Kidz Card programme.

Large crowd at Old Fruitmarket music venue with atmospheric lighting

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