Glasgow offers the most comprehensive selection of shops in Scotland.
The main shopping areas of Glasgow city centre are Argyle Street, Buchanan Street and Sauchiehall Street. Buchanan Street links Argyle Street with Sauchiehall Street, and here you will find all the high street shops. For more upmarket tastes, the Italian Centre in the merchant city area and the Princes Square off Buchanan Street offer shops such as Prada and Cruise.
Outside the City Centre, there are two main shopping areas. The Glasgow Fort opened early in 2005, lies off the M8 on the east side of the city and comprises a selection of shops. It is outside with undercover walkways, and has a children's swing park and bus links. It is built in a semi-circular shape. For its location it is surprisingly sheltered. The Braehead shopping centre is situated off the M8 and is five miles from the City Centre, on the south side of the city. It is entirely indoors, spans two storeys and is also on the bus network. A food court and ice rink are situated inside the building.The Barras
A weekend market situated in the East End, the Barras is a local institution. ItContinued page 4/16