Here is the background to my question, and it may fuel the old rivalry between Scotland's 2 biggest cities....
I lived in Edinburgh for a year, it was good, the town centre was a pleasant place to go and the surrounding areas were well kept - I know this because the local council depot had street cleaners in and out from 6 in the morning.... however Edinburgh looked nice on first appearances with this hard work.
Now I have moved to Glasgow, and all I can think is how dirty the streets are, in fact, you have to remind yourself to stop looking at the dirt as you walk along. So my question is, does Glasgow council really want to portray the impression that Glaswegians love to live in such a dirty city? A road sweeper down each street, say once a year might not come amiss to be honest.
To help you answer here are a couple of quotes from the council websites:
Glasgow council website says:
"Although the Council provides litter bins at various points throughout the City it is up to each individual to be responsible for their own litter." - if it is dirty it is the people who live here who have to go out their way to sweep the streets
Edinburgh Council website:
"Street Cleaning services in the city operate seven days a week 24 hours a day in the city centre. If you have any complaints or enquiries please contact Services for Communities or Rapid Response." - if I see that it is dirty, a rapid response team will come and clean up!
Wonder why I got the impression that Glasgow is a dirty city!
Anyway, what is your impression, is Glasgow really a dirty city?
(I'm not suggesting that Glaswegians throw their litter in the street, however litter can get there - things falling off trucks, paper blown out of litter bins, and so on, without people dumping it)