‘Somewhere to escape to’ New York Times travel article mocked for calling Scotland’s biggest city ‘remote’

‘Somewhere to escape to’ New York Times travel article mocked for calling Scotland’s biggest city ‘remote’

The New York Times have been mocked for their recommendation of a “remote” Scottish holiday location – Glasgow.

The renowned NYT, who have over 2.2million online subscriptions, seemed unaware Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest city.

Their travel article on the city defined Glasgow as “somewhere to escape to”.

The article was very admiring of the city – particularly its restaurants and galleries – but the description of its location had readers baffled.

The offending article

Glasgow is a famously vibrant city

Author Evan Rail wrote: “The remote setting is also part of the appeal. This city on the River Clyde makes it easy to really escape for a few days.”

Scots on social media reacted with disbelief.

Samantha Oliver wrote: “Maybe someone should tell the NYT that Glasgow has an airport.”

Glasgow North East MP Paul Sweeney tweeted: “Always interesting to see how others see us; in this case the @nytimes. Though I think Glasgow is far from remote.”

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