Searching for a northern star

The Glasgow market has a rich history, spanning its beginnings as a British Empire trade hot spot to its current position as the heart of the Scottish insurance industry, but is this northern city witnessing a downturn in reputation or are there remnants of the strength and vitality of the golden days? Martin Friel journeys to Glasgow to discover where the truth really lies.

As the rest of the UK experiences widespread consolidation, Glasgow has, until recently, managed to remain a relative oasis

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