Merchant city sign and Tollbooth clock tower

Glasgow is the second largest shopping destination in the U.K. So you’ll never find yourself short of shops to visit.

Opening hours

Most shops in shopping centres, such as the Buchanan Galleries and St Enoch Centre are normally open Monday through Friday from 10:00am till 7:00pm, on Saturdays from 10:00am till 6:00pm, and Sundays from 10:00am till 6:00pm. Most Post Offices will normally open from 9:00 till 5:30pm on weekdays and from 9:00 till 12:30pm on Saturdays, and all close on Sundays. Bank branches will generally open on weekdays from 9:00 till 5:00pm; only some branches are open on Saturdays, and all are closed on Sundays.  Supermarkets are generally open from 7:00am till 10:00pm in residential areas, and some hypermarkets are open 24 hours.

Most smaller shops in town are normally open Monday-Friday 0900-1730 and Saturdays 0900-1800. Some close on Sundays.

A few pointers with shops

Customers are expected to pay the price marked on the article; there is usually no question of bargaining. People are very strict about queuing and waiting for their turn.  As part of a drive to reduce the use of plastic bags and to encourage customers to reuse them or to opt for durable carrier bags. All shops in Scotland must charge 5pence per carrier bag.

Shopping Centres in and around Glasgow:

Other guides to shopping in Glasgow: