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Wise up Scotland

I have just returned from Denmark, having flown in to Manchester and then travelled up by Transpenine Express to Glasgow. I then saw Glasgow through the eyes of a tourist arriving in the city in mid July, at what should be peak holiday time. 

For or a start, there was no wifi on the train. Standard in Denmark. Even an Airport Shuttlebus has super fast broadband. Arrival in Glasgow Central was fine except for the delay - trespassers on the line. Walked from Central to Queen Street Station.  Still in a state of upheaval pending the improvements to the busiest line in Scotland - why July? Walk out of Queen Street to catch the Underground. The Station entrance is boarded up. The whole network is shut down in July. Could not see any obvious information offering an explanation to visitors in English never mind their own language. 

We have some of the best landscape and attractions to offer any tourist but if we cannot get basic communication and transport right then I would certainly think twice, as a tourist, at coming back.

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  • sinead_flemingsinead_fleming Member ✭✭
    I travel through to Glasgow a lot, it is unfortunate but thankfully the train station isn't the thing that is on most peoples' Scotland holiday bucket list, and the experiences to be had in city of Glasgow, its people and the rest of Scotland can more than make up for a relatively minor inconvenience!
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