Glasgow

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and the third largest in the United Kingdom (after London and Birmingham). Greater Glasgow had a population of 1,199,629 at the 2001 census. At the 2011 census, it had a population density of 8,790/sq mi (3,390/km2), the highest of any Scottish city.It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as Glaswegians.

Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies.

With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels. Glasgow was the "Second City of the British Empire" for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period

Digital companies in Glasgow and the surrounding area

Check out our infographic of 550+ IT companies in and around the Glasgow area. Once again Software Development is the top skill. 65% of companies have less than 10 employees, and 10% of companies have more than 50 employees. Our word cloud is of the sectors the companies work within.

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Interactive Map of IT companies working in the Banking, Finance and Insurance Sectors

This week we bring you an interactive map of  IT companies supplying services and products to the banking, insurance and finance sectors. 

In Scotland there is a clear cluster of companies in the central belt. Edinburgh and Glasgow have the largest concentration. Total companies we have...

Preview of our Map of IT companies supplying the banking, insurance and finance sectors

Our map this week is of IT companies supplying services and products to the banking, insurance and finance sectors. This will include Fintech companies. In Scotland there is a clear cluster of companies in the central belt. Edinburgh and Glasgow are by far the biggest hub for these sectors with...