A tale of two cities: Part 3 – Glasgow and Edinburgh

Edinburgh (© Ylva Staberg)

East-West relations is part three of our series of programmes on city rivalries. Edinburgh, as the capital of Scotland, enjoys the reputation for being the “Athens of the North”, an architecturally beautifully city that is the centre of Scottish power. Glasgow, on the other hand, enjoyed an industrial boom in the 19th century which made it the second city of the British Empire, and it’s this hard, industrial atmosphere that has remained.

Kenneth MacDonald of BBC Scotland explores the differences between Glasgow and Edinburgh with often humourous contributions from their people. 

Presenter: Kenneth MacDonald

Broadcast: September 12, 1997