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Like many larger cities, Glasgow has a number of air pollution hot spots which detract from its growing reputation as a cultural centre, the best shopping centre in the country and a generally good place to live.
Working in collaboration with SNP-run Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Government will help prepare a plan to improve air quality in Glasgow by, in particular, eliminating the above hot spots. You have to wonder why the Labour-run administration never got round to this kind of thing.
It’s worth remembering however, that Glasgow’s problems do not compare to those of mega cities like London and Beijing where pollution ‘red alerts’ are becoming ever more common, forcing the frail, the elderly and the young to stay indoors at risk of serious harm. There have been repeated red alerts for air pollution in more than 20 global cities in the last year.
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