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  • The Garage Club. It is a dive. Avoid at all costs - go anywhere other than the Garage.
  • all the senseless violence in glasgow its stupid really
  • theyre red and yellow, or blue and yellow, sometimes grey and yellow, need i say more?
  • THE NEDS!!! I HATE THEM!!!! COCKY BASTARDS!!! when ure a goth, it aint safe to walk in glasgow without gettin slagged jumped or both!
  • public transport
  • The stupid religous bigotry,the fact that the city ignore the outlying schemes and spends all its money on the centre.....come on do something for the locals!!.
  • lodsa neds wie stakeys saying haw yoo whit ye lookin at ya wee knob ima stab ye and bootle yer da
  • Too much stuff.
  • The Neds (Chav). Burberry caps pointed skywards, white trakies tucked into white socks and white lacoste trainers....
  • cum tae yu n me
  • NEDS,NEDS,NEDS,NEDS AND MORE NEDS.
  • the scottish people like smeghead and listermint who are tossers,and that bag marie the lesbo
  • bams ] neds rejects fannies tuchters
  • I know this has been said on numerous occasions but neds are the bane of my life. I hate them so much! I have to go to school with them; isn't that enough?
  • Not do'in cunts!
  • Selfish people
  • I wouldn't say there are bad things but someting that can get harrowing is the secterianism between Catholics and Protestants who have each assumed a footbal team (Celtic and Ranger, respectively). They are both Champion teams but somehow the feigned competitivness they have for each other develops into stabbing, bullying (yup, even for adults) and general monkey like behavious like the Orange Walk and guys singing IRA songs late at night. But if you need cheering up, trying watching neds be hard!
  • The neds, the neds, the neds, the winos, the neds, the neds, the neds, the big-issue sellers, the neds, the neds, the neds!!! Also, the concrete bunkers that they're building on South Street and advertising as 'luxury riverside apartments' starting at 180k - what a joke. You can regenerate that part, but the area around it is a run-down dump, full of rats coming from the river banks, a smelly river running past, and the "spectacular riverside views" that they advertise - What!!! across the water to the Govan high-rise flats, the corrougated iron ship-yard buildings, and the not-so-nice areas of the South Side! It might have a 180k+ price tag, but it definitely ain't up-market!
  • Neds, home of the loud mouthed scum that sometimes make me feel sad to be from glasgow. The weather could also be better, it just always seems to rain.
  • Glasgow is what I call a 'LOSER'S CITY'. That is to say that 90% of the residents have a massive chip-on-the-shoulder negative attitude. The only other city I have encountered with a similar attitude is Liverpool. Glaswegians like to think of themselves as being honest, down-to-earth, and friendly. I've found the opposite to be true - dishonest, untrustworthy, lazy, scummy, and hostile to anyone who doesn't share their crap attitude. Far to many neds, junkies, dole monkeys, and other assorted wankers inhabiting the place. Do you know that Glasgow has the biggest number of fraudulently gained Motibility Cars in the UK. All those dole spongers claiming invalidity benefit in order to get their government funded motability car. If you run a business like I do, then don't locate in Glasgow if you want quality employees, because they don't exist there. "What does work-ethic mean?" That's why I got out of the place. Anyone who's made it in the city had better watch out, as you can't even leave your car parked there without some loser keying it. Big case of the haves and the have-nots! The council might have done up the city centre over the last few years, but like the old saying goes... "You can't polish a turd"!
  • rain
  • THE WORST THING ABOUT GLASGOW HAS TO BE THERE CAPITAL WANNABE ATTITUDE,SORRY IF EDINBURGH HAS FAR BETTER CULTURE,MORE MONEY,FAR LESS NEDS,TOURISM,FAR LESS BIGOTRY,LACK OF BUCKFAST,NICER PEOPLE,LESS CHANCE OF GETTIN STABBED FOR FUCK ALL,NO HORRIBLE WHINE THRU THE NOSE ACCENTS,SOAP,ARCHITECTURE WITH CHARACTER,AND A GREAT BIG FUCKIN CASTLE THAT PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD COME TO SEE!! SO GIVE UP BEIN WANNABES,CAUSE QUITE SIMPLY GLASGOW SMELLS!
  • The education system
  • Ibrox
  • All the girls are orange! Don't you understand that cheap fake tan is tacky and those beds will kill you! Be pale and pround!
  • All the people and pigeons and pretty much everythng as far as the eye can see .
  • Junkies and spongers, just walk along Argyll Street for five minutes to see what i mean (if you can avoid the Greenpeace canvassers long enough).
  • The whining voices of your typical Weegie (Glaswegian)
  • The Poverty and the inequality and the hatred. The Violence and the unnecessery suffering. The fact that many peoples lives are crippled by herion and hence prostitution and they are owned by dealer pimps who use them like slaves and the fact that this city would be much cleaner and friendlier were we to legalise and control herion and prostitution.
  • Sadly the Neds. Those joggy kappa wearin teenagers with lots of jewellery on which tell you there names and the football team they support (avoid em like the plague). (HOT TIP: Deny any knowledge if a ned asks you what football team you support and do not answer rangers or celtic as you are liable to be beaten up if u support the team they do not its a religious thing which could get u in a lot of bother.
  • Celtic Football CLub - WANKERS!
  • Neds, violent, evil, conformist NEDS, every where u turn.
  • the polis,,,,and the un-REAL "calton" athletic,, i.e they are not from the calton
  • Standing on the underground stations, stretching out yer arms, and practically being able to touch both trains.
  • nshops that dont have pies
  • Neds and those girls who hang about the suntan shop on Dumbarton Road spitting and trying to look cool
  • Neds, Neds and more Neds.
  • Everything. Junkies, neds, smacked out junkie Big Issue sellers soiling the city centre, hanging around outside Tesco Metro all night harrasing people for money. These untermenschen should simply be shot. Tracksuits, why? Scummy cheap "people" everywhere. Orange walks, these do nothing positive for what is easily one of the most appaling cities in europe. Is it any wonder that so many people either have or desperately want to get out of this vile place. Glasgow can now best be described as Edinburgh's Salford.
  • All the daft goths ( also known as "sweatys" due to the odour produced from wearing black hoody tops all week) who seem to think they are a cut above people they label as 'neds'. These posh moshers stereotype 'neds' as tracksuit wearing, buckfast drinking layabouts when all they themselves ever do is mope about the Modern Art Gallery wearing a uniform of baggy trousers, black hooded tops and layers of make-up and body piercings. Luckily these idiots are in the minority in the city and are subject to hassle from groups of less pretencious youngsters.
  • All the daft goths ( also known as "sweatys" due to the odour produced from wearing black hoody tops all week) who seem to think they are a cut above people they label as 'neds'. These posh moshers stereotype 'neds' as tracksuit wearing, buckfast drinking layabouts when all they themselves ever do is mope about the Modern Art Gallery wearing a uniform of baggy trousers, black hooded tops and layers of make-up and body piercings. Luckily these idiots are in the minority in the city and are subject to hassle from groups of less pretencious youngsters.
  • Seeing the apathy that is all around us, synical dyed in the wool fucking neds, big or small young and old, the whole city has the same fucking attitude. Snap out of it Gloasgow your fucking great!
  • Neds beggars big issue sellers Rangers fans and nu metal worshipping test tube babies.
  • neds , and undercut (@ www.undercut.notrix.net)
  • Marks and Spencers. The sods undermind the Virginia Galleries, a truly unique place with lots of friendly little traders and the building has been in crap ever since. Most of the traders seem to have either went out of business or retired in disgust.
  • Why does everyone pick on neds. Im not a ned fan but what is with the goths? At least neds are a part of Glasgows culture. Goths walk about claiming they want individuality though they all dress in black with short skirts see-thru clothes and are a fuckin mess. Any visitors trying to go into the Gallery of Modern Art will think they have took the wrong turn and ended up in Trannsylvania (if thats how u fuckin spell it.)
  • I saw the comment at http://www.knowhere.co.uk/472_goodbad.html about the worst in glasgow ('The spotty, heroin ridden, government benefits shark bloke who sits on the Suspension Bridge from 09:00 to 18:00 asking unsuspecting tourist who have wandered off their map-planned track if they have" Annnnnnnnie schperrrrr channnnngee furr ra homeless" in a tone which reflects someone whose palate has stuck to his tongue or that of the "Jamsie Cotter" character from Rab C.Of course we all know this bloke is by far more affluent than all the people who have visited this site in the past 4 months put together. If you come across this bloke, please treat him with the disdain he deserves, in fact you may freely throw him into the Clyde or even shower him with your saliva as he does nothing for the true cosmopolitan real life story of Glasgow in the new milennium. (If you are an observant dude you will notice the "North Face" sleeping bag he sits on, which costs around 150 from the more reputable camping stores around the city)...'. That bit slagging off the wee guy who begs on the suspension bridge is the kind of pish written by some scrounging student wank from east kilbride. I used to stop and have a smoke every morning on my way to work with that 'spotty, heroin-ridden' guy and he was of the nicest wee guys you could ever meet. He'd a shitty, shitty, really tragic life and in my book a gentleman beggar - those comments are a fucking disgrace. It's twats who come out with that kind of ignorant right wing shite about homeless people and the twats who then publish it on websites that are the worst thing in glasgow.
  • every thing ..neds...goths...moshers....celtic fans....pakis......boggin people......stupid scottish programs>>>>high road!!!!! boring....the ned accents JUNKIES/drug addicts.....ignorant old folk.....bingo bashers...fat people who wear leggins....polis.....but most of all>>>>>>>>>>>THIS WEB SHITE..ER? SITE!!!!
  • Wee Tits!
  • Petty, small minded football and religious rivalry which seems to be exclusive to the two Glasgow football teams and despite claims that it has weaned it remains firmly ingrained in Glaswegian culture. The even more petty, perochial gang culture between 'young teams' which is also still evident despite claims that it is a thing of the past. The fact that Glasgow still has some of the most run down and impoverished housing schemes and drug/alcohol/health/violence problems in the UK.
  • if your planning a wee weekend away in the big city, dont stay at the central hotel ! its the pits, rooms are manky, and the staff are all related to Basil Fawlty, and wow what can I say about the Bar, if you like nice clean glasses, friendly cheery barmaids , comfy chairs then your in the wrong place.
  • The Neds and that scary lot who hang about on St Vincent Square. The junkies who 'stott' around the city centre with their eyes closed, oblivious to where they are, what they look like or who they bump into.
  • The hatred of the Glaswegian people and in fact the Scottish in general to the English. It is nothing but racist, narrow minded bigotry.
  • The pavements, full of uneven bits to fall over People with buggies in the busiest parts of town on Saturday The Rain
  • You can go to either end of the sepctrum, the beautiful people, or the neds, both think that they are just too fucking good to grace us meer mortals with their presence, both have got NO sense of fashion, and both need to remove that rather large pole from the arshes! (or maybe they just like it!)
  • Everything....the junkies, neds, idiots baby moshers who no nothing!, the arsehole spectacle clad big crap haired flare wearing dick head students, the scum, the spotty homeless people, the laughable big issue sellers, the football fans, the people in general, the fucking faggot police, the rangers fans in particular, yobs, singing, the bands ...the list goes on!
  • the neds,the junkies,the police's ignorence for the forementiond,the litter,the decay,the accent,the filthy buses and trains(plus the fact theres still a sunday service for theese despite everywhere now being open on sundays),the teenage pregnencys,the attitude of some locals who seem to have high feelings for thjemselves despite havin no teeth,no hygeine and no sense of morality,the smell of the city,the old drunks,the violence,the bigotry,the pride of the people living in a city in obvious decline,the looser meantality that is deemed cool to have,the obesity,the poor health rate,the shite football and rugby team,the dress sense,the laugh at our useless exsistence tv shows such as chewin the fat,the poverty ,the chemes,the ugly kids with bad attitudes,the council,the schools(most of)
  • Power drinkers....and young ned gangs seem to be starting up in certain territories again.
  • celtic fc
  • Hard to find a decent toilet in the sauchiehall street area. There used to be this clean place in the centre, opposite boots before they converted the basement level.
  • Neds
  • The neds - Please stop wearing yourtrousers too short and those awful white scrunchie slouchie socks over them. Caps are supposed to be worn ON the head and not perched at the back with the peaks pointing up. Gents - PLEASE ditch the super dooper hold gelled fringes; Ladies (ahem!) - acid perms and high pontails are most definately out - as s getting up the duff at 13 and cursing your illegitimate kids with names such as Chantelle, Mercedes, Tyler and the such like.
  • The spotty, heroin ridden, government benefits shark bloke who sits on the Suspension Bridge from 09:00 to 18:00 asking unsuspecting tourist who have wandered off their map-planned track if they have" Annnnnnnnie schperrrrr channnnngee furr ra homeless" in a tone which reflects someone whose palate has stuck to his tongue or that of the "Jamsie Cotter" character from Rab C.Of course we all know this bloke is by far more affluent than all the people who have visited this site in the past 4 months put together. If you come across this bloke, please treat him with the disdain he deserves, in fact you may freely throw him into the Clyde or even shower him with your saliva as he does nothing for the true cosmopolitan real life story of Glasgow in the new milennium. (If you are an observant dude you will notice the "North Face" sleeping bag he sits on, which costs around 150 from the more reputable camping stores around the city)
  • This prick called "Astro" who is destroying some of Glasgow's most attractive buildings with his mindless, stupid, egotistical graffiti in an attempt to make a name for himself. Come on Astro, come into the real world, you don't live in The Bronx or the London Underground. If you want to live the fantasy fuelled life of a "home boy" then fuck off out of Glasgow and go find a blank canvas somewhere else....cos you aint impressing anybody here, you are a pain in the ass and quite frankly an embarassment to this city. Why don't you get a fuckin job!
  • Neds, high rise flats, crime, violence, drugs, bigotry, Glasgow uni students.
  • All the scumbag junkies who have disgraced the brilliant idea that was the big issue. These junkies are an embarrassment to Glasgow....A city that has always been proud of the hard working man. Genuine homeless have been scared off from the city by these leaches with their drugs at all cost mentality. Glasgow should clear the streets of this scum. It doesn't help tourism or the image of the city.
  • TAKING A CASUAL STROLL THROUGH GLASGOWS WEST END (e.g. WOODLANDS) OR PERHAPS KELVINGROVE PARK YOU CAN WITNESS A FAST GROWING TREND WHICH HAS REALLY STARTED TO ANNOY ME.I AM TALKIN ABOUT THE GROUPS OF YOUNG ASIAN TEENS WHO MOPE ABOUT THE STREETS (OR PARKS) LIKE REJECTS FROM A BAD RAP VIDEO.THEY ALL SEEM TO HAVE THIS ANNOYING ATTITUDE PROBLEM THAT THEY ARE THE GANGSTAS OF GLASGOWS WEST END. ALSO THEY HAVE AN ANNOYING HABIT OF WRITING "WEST SIDE" ON WALLS BECAUSE THEY COME FROM THE WEST END JUST LIKE BLACK AMERICANS. THEY ALL THINK THEY ARE BOYZ N THE HOOD BUT THEY ARE REALLY JUST ANNOYING LITTLE BOYS WHO NEED TO TAKE A LONG HARD LOOK AT THEMSELVES. I MEAN IM NOT RACIST IN THE SLIGHTEST BUT A LOT OF THESE ASIAINS ARE PREJUDICE AGAINST WHITES AS THOUGH WE DONT BELONG HERE THIS IS PROBABLY DUE TO THE WHOLE BLACK POWER IMAGE WHICH IS BECOMING EVER POPULAR IN ETHNIC SUBURBIA.
  • The worst thing about Glasow is the other team rangers.
  • The neds. The third-rate anti-social underclass who are so lacking in self respect and so full of self-loathing that they feel the need to drag everything down to their level.
  • THE WEST END IS FULL OF WHINING TRENDY GOSSIPS
  • Yes the worst things are definetely the neds-you can identify these creatures by their trademark white tracksuits and matching cap. For some unknown reason these people wear their large socks up over their white tracksuit bottoms-an unexplained phenonmenon which exists only in Glasgow. They tend to congregate on street corners drinking a local wine known to some glaswegians as 'buckie'. Fortunately this does not describe the large section of the city's population because Glasgow does have have great people who are very friendly but just avoid those dressed in white!!!
  • bigotry - idiots who know nothing about history, politics, or the point of bloody football, which is surely to have a good time.
  • I'm from Liverpool but my Nan lives in Glasgow. The worst thing is the smelly scally types who wear the most shockingly tacky clothes and haven't moved out of 1994. What's with the fringes????? oh and Polyester is dead. urgggh
  • the weather, the neds
  • The neds and bonkers!
  • Where are all the skateparks? The only one in Glasgow is Queen's Park, but there are so many boarders about that we need about three more!
  • Never work at Havana - the male boss is a complete tosser and the clientele aren't that great either. Plus working 6pm- 3.30am with 1 15 min break is never going to be that fun is it? Then you leave just as Bonkers is emptying...
  • The rain. It never stops. NEVER.
  • the whole celtic and rangers thing. puts normal people off the great city of glasgow
  • The Polis - they're everywhere!
  • THE LACK OF MONEY IN SOME OF THE AREAS OF THE CITY. IN THE SUBURBS OF GLASGOW THE LACK OF MONEY LEADS TO POVERTY AND SOCIAL DEPRIVATION. THIS GREY IMAGE, UNFORTUNATLY, CURRENTLY OVER SHADOWS THE REST OF GLASGOW AND THE CITY IS STEREOTYPED INTO 'THE REAL, HARD EVIL CITY' WHICH IT REALLY ISN'T.
  • Neds: if you don't know what a ned is, here is a brief description. Roughly 90% of Glaswegians are neds this means they are: short, wearing tracksuits with the socks rolled up. In posession of a wet-look haircut or dodgy perm. Called Paul, Desmond, Chantale, Marie, Sharon, Tracy or Lindsay. Have a single parent mother who is only six years older than them. Left school before 16, have been in prison. Walk about shouting "AYE, AYE, AYE, AYE" and punching random people. Drink Pulse Cider. Jens Muhlert is still the worst thing about Glasgow, however
  • Glasgow is the dirtiest major European city I have ever visted. Just take a few moments to look at the ground, the pavements and in particular the garden areas at the side of every road and you will see the real meaning of recycling rubbish. The worst thing is that it's the people that make it that way.
  • Rangers and Celtic and their bigoted, gloryhunting fans
  • All the fuck wit male neds who have jaggy fringes and tracky bottoms tucked into their socks, who spend all their giros on "sovvies" to adorn their manky fingers, and call their illegitemate children names like Chantelle, Tyler and Roxanne. All the fuck wit female neds who have straight fringes but tight gel hardened curly hair in numerous scrunchy things, and think it's the height of fashion to wear pink irrediscent lipstick with no foundation, and have their ears pierced 17 times in each ear, and are called names like Stacey, Tracey, Macey, and Casey.
  • partick thistle live there
  • Traffic gridlock down the High Street during the rush hour.
  • Perpetual rain
  • The totally fucked up Massive Attack concert at the Arches. The people responsible should be shot dead - at least!!!!!!!
  • The Curfew - The post-1990 hangover as the bars resort to regular hours.
  • Bigots on both sides of the religious divide.
  • Still the weather.
  • The Rangers/Celtic, Protestant/Catholic football stupidity. How many of these people are religious???? Or are they just brain dead?
  • The Underground is so slow and decrepid (watch your head as you go in), if you can figure out the bus system use it, and if its not raining hoof it
  • The curfew may be gone but the city now has a public drinking ban. So the long summer days with a can with Kelvingrove park are a thing of the past.

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