Glasgow is celebrating after scooping the title of the UK's top cultural and creative city as part of a landmark report.

The announcement, made in the European Commission's Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019 report, puts Glasgow ahead of London, Bristol, Brighton and Manchester, with Edinburgh lagging in sixth place.

The study looked at 190 cities from across 30 European countries and ranks 29 different aspects of a city’s cultural health.

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In the report, Glasgow is said to have "now gained recognition as a creative and cultural centre of European importance", recognising the work of the more than 100 cultural organisations and five of Scotland’s six internationally renowned national performing arts companies.

Dr Bridget McConnell CBE, the Chair of Glasgow Life, said: “We always knew Glasgow was a global cultural leader and we’re delighted that the European Commission has confirmed our position of the UK’s leading cultural and creative city.

“We have world-class museums and galleries, incredible architecture and history and as a UNESCO City of Music, there’s nowhere better to enjoy a gig. It’s no wonder that we’ve come out top of the ranking.

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“What’s more, our openness, tolerance and trust has been rated as the best in Europe, confirming what we already know, that our people make Glasgow the best city in the world.”

Following this announcement, work is progressing on a new Culture Plan for Glasgow which will set out ambitious new targets to build the city’s reputation as globally recognised creative and cultural world city, with citizens at its heart.

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This will add to the already impressive offering in Glasgow, from Kelvingrove Art Gallery to world-leading music festivals such as Celtic Connections.

Dr McConnell added: “We’re proud to have a huge and diverse cultural offer that’s open to everyone, whether that’s enjoying a community pantomime in venues across the city or being inspired in our world-class museums."