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GLASGOW TRAVEL GUIDE
LanguagesEnglish, Scots and Scottish Gaelic
What to eatA full Scottish breakfast (same as the English, but with a Lorne sausage and potato scone), curry (this is the birthplace of chicken tikka masala!), and a deep-fried Mars bar.
What to bring backAn Irn Bru (Scotland’s favourite soft drink), a Celtics or Rangers jersey, albums from famous local bands (Belle and Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand, etc.) and Tunnock’s tea cakes.
Fun FactIn the city centre, a statue of the 1st Duke of Wellington, a famous military hero, wears a strange hat. It’s an orange traffic cone! The origin of this quirky tradition is uncertain—some say it started as a prank during the 1980s. City council gave up trying to take it down, because it kept coming back, turning the statue into a beloved landmark and a lasting testament to the city’s cheeky sense of humour.
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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