Glasgow has been named as one of the best cities in the world to visit.

Scotland's largest city appears in the top ten best destinations for people to visit in 2019, among the likes of New York, Melbourne and Los Angeles.

It ranked at number eight in the top 48 cities worldwide by Time Out magazine, in its most recent poll of 34,000 city dwellers.

Evening Times: GV of Glasgow City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow city centre. Photograph taken from roof terrace of 5 George square...   Photograph by Colin Mearns.28 October 2016.

The city was praised for its music and clubbing scene, food and, of course, wit and 'gregariousness'.

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According the popular magazine, Glasgow is number one in the world for friendliness and affordability and that 55 per cent of those polled said it has 'changed for it better - higher than almost anywhere else'.

Writer Malcolm Jack added: "If only Glasgow’s weather looked as bright as its future."

Time Out quizzed anonymous city-dwellers about food, drink, culture, nightlife, community, neighbourhoods, overall happiness and other factors, such as their city’s beauty, affordability and convenience in their poll.

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Evening Times:

They then put the same set of questions to Time Out’s global network of editors and experts: people who know their cities like nobody else and crunched the numbers to create the definitive ranking of the world’s best cities in 2019.

The number one spot was given to New York, followed by Melbourne and Berlin.