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Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014

Commonwealth games

Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014

The Commonwealth Games: Dietary information

*Although the Commonwealth Games are now over, we are keeping this blog online as the information is still useful for any visitors to Glasgow or other areas of Scotland

The Commonwealth games brings together athletes and spectators from many different parts of the world, all converging on Glasgow and the newly built complexes for nearly two weeks of world class international sportsmanship, starting with the opening ceremony at the world famous Celtic Park. The influx of people including athletes visiting Glasgow will find many great restaurants, pubs and other eating establishments that are able to cater for a wide variety of dietary needs.

As a social business the Food Umbrella promotes social inclusion and social integration through food. It provides the world’s first truly multi-cultural food directory – catering for all communities in one place. This ensures that the dietary needs of all people are respected. So why not Soak up the Glasgow atmosphere, take a lunch or dinner at one of the many great bars or restaurants and use the Commonwealth Games as a means to combine this great sporting occasion with an exploration of the city and all its many wonderful landmarks and attractions.

Whether it be Standard (conventional) meat, halal or kosher dining, a simple click can take you to a restaurant or food outlet tailored to your own personal needs.

Where to eat and what to eat?

Glasgow boasts a stunning diversity of eating establishments. If the weather is good why not head to Royal Exchange Square or The Merchant City areas for al fresco options. The Secularfood Directory has a comprehensive listing of outlets for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. At no other food review site will you find the information we provide to match your dietary needs. Just visit the site to find an array of interesting outlets in Glasgow and throughout the UK. Visit the Food Umbrella Directory for up-to-date, innovative suggestions on “where to eat and what to eat“.

Restaurants, pubs and other types of food outlets 

List of Restaurant and Pub Groups

foodumbrella.com: Restaurant, pubs and Food Outlets - For food that matches your dietary need

Interesting places to visit in Glasgow, Scotland and across the UK

The Commonwealth Games draws visitors to Glasgow, with the opportunity and excuse to visit not only parts of Scotland, but also other interesting parts of the UK. The FoodUmbrella provides some popular and unusual suggestions and provides links to help you make the most out of your visit. Always remember that you can also use this website via your mobile devices while attending the games.

Just click on the links below to get started – Enjoy your visit.

Useful Websites


Emergency services - Dial 999

Local hospitals:

Western InfirmarySouthern General ;  Victoria Infirmary

Taxi services:

Taxi owners association

 Shopping and leisure: UKs No 1 Shopping destination outside London

Main Glasgow Shopping areas: Argyle street- Sauchiehall Street – Buchannan Street

Silverburn shopping centre  (largest)                       Braehead shopping centre                                    

St Enoch centre  (City centre)                                     Buchannan galleries  (City centre)

Princes square  (City centre)                                       Italian Centre  (City centre) 

Forge shopping  (includes cinema  complex)          Forte shopping centre                                   

Places and Things to visit

Cineworld cinema complex  (City Centre)                Glasgow City Chambers  (George Square)

Glenlee                                                                                Campsie Fells

Glasgow Tower                                                             Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum  (largest)           Glasgow School of Art

Gallery of Modern Art                                                 Burrell collection  (Pollok country park)

Glasgow University  (Plus Hunterian museum)       Glasgow Cathedral

St. Andrews Cathedral   (Roman Catholic)                 Garnethill Synagogue (Scotland’s oldest synagogue)

Glasgow Central Mosque                                            Glasgow Sikh Gurdwara

Hindu Mandir Glasgow                                                Peoples palace 

Glasgow Museum of Transport                                  Riverside Museum

Scotland’s Street Museum                                           Glasgow Science Centre

The SSE Hydro                                                                 Kelvin Hall                                  

 Xscape  (cinema complex)                                         The O2 ABC Glasgow

The Theatre Royal                                                         Citizens Theatre

Pavilion Theatre                                                             Tron Theatre

Tramway Theatre                                                           The Lighthouse

M&D’sClyde Auditorium                                               One Devonshire Gardens

Hampden Park Home of Scottish Football                Arches nightclub and theatre venue

Parks and Recreation: All free entry  

Pollock country park     Burrell collection/ Pollock house (entry fee Pollock house) and grounds

Bellahouston park     Leisure centre, house for an art lover (café and gardens)

Glasgow green   Peoples palace and river Clyde

Botanic gardens   Exotic plants next to Glasgow University and Byres Road

Rouken Glen park  Boating pond and walks with water features

Kelvingrove Park

National Piping Centre

Centre for Contemporary Arts

Glasgow Necropolis

Day visits from Glasgow

Edinburgh   Castle and other tourist attractions (50 minutes train journey)

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs   Mountains and lochs

Visit Scotlands Ayrshire beaches

Scotland the home of Golf

Whisky trail

Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 – Best Restaurants 

Standard (non halal) restaurants – kosher restaurants – halal restaurants – vegetarian restaurants 













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