A SCOTTISH city has been named among the world’s best by Time Out.

The media and hospitality company releases an annual list of the best cities in the world to provide inspiration for travel with an emphasis on the factors that make different areas so great to visit.

Time Out surveys thousands of locals to get a unique insight into what it’s like to live in the world’s greatest cities, asking a range of questions about the quality and affordability of good, culture and nightlife as well as how their city makes them feel, from happiness to romance.

Glasgow came in 30th place on the list with Time Out pointing to “good food and happy people” as two of the key reasons it featured.

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It pointed to city centre restaurants Sugo and Topolabamba as places “offering cheap but delicious grub” as well as the city’s “thriving live music scene and the enduring appeal of the near century-old Glasgow Film Theatre”.

The National: Sugo was one of the recommended restaurants in Glasgow. 

Three other cities in the UK also featured on the list – London at number four, Liverpool at number seven and Manchester at number 15 – while New York, Cape Town and Berlin made up the top three.

Travel editor at Time Out Grace Beard said: “Time Out knows cities like no-one else, and that’s thanks to the opinions and insights of our global network of local expert journalists on the ground in cities around the world.

“Our annual survey lets us keep a finger on the pulse of city-dwellers to create a global snapshot of city living right now.

“Every city that made the list did so because locals rate it highly – so whether a city ranked at one or fifty, it’s still one of the greatest amongst the thousands of cities around the globe.

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“This year, the top cities are not only incredible places to visit and go out in, with world-class restaurants, culture and nightlife, but they’re also great places to live, with strong community spirit and an undeniable vibe.”

The full list of the world’s best cities can be found HERE.