Braehead Arena
Glasgow G51 4BN
26-27 April 2019

Visiting Glasgow

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow has a population of about 600,000, with the Greater Glasgow urban area including some 1.2 million people.

As well as being the largest urban area in Scotland, Glasgow is also the fifth largest in the United Kingdom.

Formerly famous for its heavy engineering, most notably shipbuilding, Glasgow is now one of the Europe’s top ten financial centres, with many of the world’s leading businesses having bases in the city.

There are a host of things to do in and around Glasgow, you can find out more using the links below.

History and culture

Some fascinating facts about Glasgow the “friendly city”, the host city for the sixth Scottish Dental Show. 

  1. ‘Braveheart’ William Wallace is reputed to have been born in the Renfrewshire village of Elderslie
  2. Glasgow City Chambers features a miniature version of the Statue of Liberty
  3. Robert Carlyle was originally a glasgow house painter prior to becoming a major television and cinema actor
  4. Billy Connolly, the comedian and actor, was born in Partick in glasgow in 1942
  5. In 1939, glasgow had 114 picture houses, seating in excess of 175,000; more cinema seats per head than any other city in the world. The average Glaswegian would go an incredible 51 times per year!
  6. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the world-famous architect and designer, was born in glasgow in 1868. His work can be seen in many locations in and around the city
  7. Charles Macintosh, inventor of the waterproof coat, lived and worked in glasgow where, in 1824, he was responsible for the first commercial manufacture of the waterproof material
  8. Paisley Museum houses the world’s largest collection of Paisley Pattern shawls
  9. The Cunard Shipping Line was founded in glasgow and the liners Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, QE2 and the Royal Yacht Britannia were all built on the River Clyde at Clydebank
  10. John Logie Baird, inventor of television, transmitted the first long-distance TV pictures from a room in the Central Hotel, glasgow

More information

Visit Glasgow (External link)

Glasgow: Scotland with Style (External link)


  • Thank you for making the Scottish Dental Show a massive success!

    Thank you to everyone who attended the record-breaking Scottish Dental Show 2019. Once again, Scotland’s biggest dental event smashed all previous records and was voted a huge success by visitors, exhibitors, nominees and award-winners.

  • Shortlist announced

    The Scottish Dental awards will return to the Glasgow Hilton on Friday 26 April, with award-winning comedian Fred MacAulay hosting and music by Glasgow-based DJ group Pretty Ugly Club, this black-tie gala event is not to be missed. Tickets for the Awards Dinner can be purchased by contacting Ann Craib at or 0141 560 3021.

  • Workshops

    Our education programme covers various eCPD topics, the workshops are small hands-on style talks each able to seat around than 20 attendees. See the listings below for more information and to book, with 27 talks across nine sessions and three rooms there is an experience for the whole team.

  • Exhibitor: AWB Textiles

  • Exhibitor: Dentsply Sirona

    At Dentsply Sirona, we are focused on empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer, faster dental care. We work with them to envision what‘s possible, then provide innovative solutions to achieve it. Education and support help move each procedure forward, ensuring the benefits of our innovations are realised.

Scottish Dental Show Sponsors