My name is Laura Simpson & I love Glasgow. One day I decided that not enough people rave about Glasgow online so I decided to create this blog – my first blog. I wanted to celebrate all the best restaurants, bars, quirky shops and my favourite places in Glasgow.
You will also find the occasional post about holidays, day trips and other places or products that are too good to keep to myself. Feel free to share your thoughts on these and share your favourites with me.

Me: I grew up in Inverness (Scotland, not Florida unfortunately) and moved to Glasgow for College when I was 18. After studying Social Sciences in college then Psychology & Social Policy in university I could not get a job in this field so I entered the hospitality industry. This re-ignited my passion for food and eating out that my parents had instilled in me as a child. Food, to me, is much more than an essential – it is social, exciting and something to be enjoyed.
I got married in 2011 (yes, in Glasgow) and live with my husband just outside the city centre.

Follow me on twitter  @girlaroundglasg

Follow me on facebook  http://www.facebook.com/girlaroundglasgow

Email girlaroundglasgow@gmail.com

(Please e-mail me for product or experience reviews – I love to try new products & places. Please not that these will be clearly labelled and reviewed as any other)


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  1. Hi Laura,

    I’ve added a new feature so you can publish your blog posts on Urbanspoon yourself without having to wait for us to do it! Next time you post a review, give it a try. Here’s how:

    – Make sure you’re signed into Urbanspoon.
    – Go to your Urbanspoon blog page (not your user profile): https://www.urbanspoon.com/br/340/12654/Glasgow/Girl-around-Glasgow.html
    – Click “Edit blog settings”.
    – In the Pending Posts section, click “Edit and publish my pending posts”.
    – Then, enter the “snippet” text, verify the date and URL, and press Publish.

    Please make sure that:
    – The URL should be the permalink to the blog post (not the blog home page, a post preview, or a service like feedproxy).
    – The snippet should be 2-3 sentences (quoted from your blog post) that gives an idea of what’s in the post.
    – The snippet should NOT include bylines, dates, address info, captions, tags, HTML code, etc.

    Note: there may be a delay of 1-2 hours after you post on your blog until our system detects the post.

    We’ll give you one week to do it yourself, then it’ll go into our queue to publish.

    Thank you for all of your contributions, and let us know if you have any questions.




    1. Ahh hi, great to get in touch. Are you on twitter? I find it a great way to connect with other bloggers and promote my blog.
      Looking forward to reading more of your writings:)
      Laura x

  2. Just found your blog and I’m glad I did because I will be moving to Glasgow for work very soon 🙂 Looking forward to it and I’ll definitely be reading a lot of your posts 😉

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