Glasgow the 2nd Happiest Place in the UK?

Glasgow the 2nd Happiest Place in the UK?

The marketing slogan for my city is ‘People Make Glasgow’ and I wholeheartedly stand by this statement. Glaswegians are some of the friendliest and happiest people you’ll meet which meant when Butterkist got in touch and told me it was only 2nd from their research I wanted to know more. It also gave me a startling realisation that other than my most recent post about seeing Scotland by Car, I’ve never actually posted about my home town before. I’m going to share the places that I love as well as the research from Butterkist about Glasgow and the things that make us happy.

glasgow

One of the things I love about Glasgow is the little lanes between major streets especially this one which I’d known was there for a while but the bar on the left seems to be a fairly new addition. I wasn’t long home from holiday when I found this bar and did a double take because of the sign. I tried to get a photo with my phone but it was awful so the next time I was in town I took my camera and got lots of city shots which I love. The other thing I love is the Police Box on Buchanan STreet which can be seen in the top photo for this post. You can always spot a tourist when they see it and start pointing but the West of Scotland has produced a Doctor Who showrunner, 2 Doctors and Jack Harkness!

According to Butterkist, the top places that make Glaswegians happy include walking the dog, being on a plane to some sunshine (no argument here) and on the beach reading a good book (I wouldn’t do this in Largs – you’ll find me eating ice cream). Sitting on the sofa with a favourite snack also featured on the list and it would definitely be high on mine. These responses are based on a poll of 1500 UK adults and show that Brits are fairly happy with life and that 40% of Glaswegians list friends and family as being important to their happiness and well-being.

glasgow popcorn

As well as revealing the results of the study, Butterkist also sent me some popcorn to enjoy with my nearest and dearest (if it gets that far) and a board game to help us spend some time together. This is becoming even more important now that my shifts have changed at work and I’m out of the house a lot more than I was.

Their suggested method for sharing time together and finding more happiness is to spend some time at home with friends, family or partner watching a movie and enjoying some popcorn. The little touches (like the boxes for the popcorn) make those little moments all the more special. You could even go as far as getting special t-shirts printed for the occasion and Printsome is the company for you, they do t-shirt printing in Glasgow with lots of options to choose from and can turn a standard evening into a special one.

Do you agree about Glasgow or have some happiness tips for me?

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  • Julz’ Obsessions

    I’ve already written out a big comment on my phone and lost it all (typical!) but thought its always nice when someone has read your blog and comments SO here I am – take 2 – on my laptop to comment (though that does have its pros because your blog layout is gorgeous and photos are so clear on a full screen!). Anyway, I was saying I am from Glasgow too and love that we’re the 2nd happiest city. I wonder who is first? Travelling to somewhere warm is one of my FAVE things. I even love Glasgow Airport itself. I’m like a big kid, so excited, when I’m there. I like seeing the TARDIS on Buchanan Street too and although its been there for years, I still hold out hope that I’ll see the Doctor lol. I’ve never really noticed the lanes except Mitchell Lane (the one The Lighthouse is on) but I’ll keep my eyes peeled in future. I always mean to write more about Glasgow on my blog too. If you’re looking for ideas for days out I’ve actually been writing a blog at glasgowsleadingattractions.co.uk (under the News section) for my internship. I’ve been amazed at how much there is to do in the city that I’ve never noticed before. I even went on a speedboat along the Clyde last week! That wouldn’t fail to make anyone happy. Oh, and coincidentally, my mum bought mini bags of Butterkist toffee a couple of nights ago and they’re delicious! Surprisingly low calories too. Hope you’re having a fab week.

    Julianne
    julzobsessions.blogspot.co.uk

    P.S absolutely praying my comment doesn’t disappear this time!

  • Jess Acorn

    I’ve always wanted to go to Glasgow and now you’ve made me want to go even more, lovely post!

    Jess x
    http://acornlifefitness.com

  • Gemma Jamieson

    Love Glasgow, was there last year for my bday had a fab time!