Tinseltown in the rain . . .

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The rain has been a constant feature of June and July, as the Scottish summer crawls to a miserable end before it has even begun.

With that in mind, The Extra took to the streets to find out why people stay in Glasgow despite the allure of sunnier climes.

Liam Moore, a 28-year-old scaffolder from Shawlands, told The Extra: “I suppose I am just used to living in Scotland, I’ve lived here all my life.

“I’m quite comfortable because I have a job I like here. The only reason I would move would be for a new employment opportunity. At the moment I am very happy living in the southside”.

Anna Mulhern (71) says she would not consider moving anywhere else.

The retired social worker from Thornliebank said: “I moved to the southside of Glasgow from Ireland when I was a young child and I have lived here ever since.

“I didn’t like Glasgow at first, but it grew on me. It’s home and I wouldn’t feel comfortable anywhere else. I like being near my family and I enjoy a lot of things about the city, especially the parks”.

Donald Gunn, a 75-year-old from Newlands worked as a joiner during his younger years.

He told The Extra: “Because Glasgow was such an industrial city, there was always plenty of work so there was never any reason to move. I think things are different for young people nowadays.

“Once you’ve been in a city for such a long time, it’s hard to move because you get too used to it.

“The city has its problems, but I like most things about it, especially the shops and the football”.

Andrew Bartoszek (57), from King’s Park, said: “My family keeps me here, that’s the long and the short of it.

“Family is my number one priority”.

Andrew McGeehan, a 48-year-old from Newton Mearns shopping with daughter Mirryin said: “I would never leave. It’s a unique city and I was born and bred here. I would miss the people too much.

Andrew and Mirryn McGeechan

Andrew and Mirryn McGeechan

“I get away on holiday so it’s nice to have a wee break, but Glasgow is home”.

Hairdresser Tina Lawson (35), from Thornliebank, is “not bothered by the weather”.

“One of the things that makes Glasgow unique, and makes so many people stay here, is that I think we all quite enjoying moaning about the weather.

“I love this city and I love the people – why would I go anywhere else?”