A view over Glasgow (courtesy of John Lindie)
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and third largest in the United Kingdom. Historically part of Lanarkshire, it is now one of the 32 Council Areas of Scotland. It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. Glasgow derives from Brythonic Glas Cau, "Green Hollow", referring to the Molendinar Burn. The Gaelic name Baile Glas Chu, town of the grey dog, is mere folk-etymology.