QUOTE(The Tradge @ Dec 28 2007, 11:32 PM)
any more help in my decision making would be appreciated =)
Glasgow's a great city... and the Glaswegians have a beautifully musical accent
It's a hugely cosmopolitan city and you'll find anything and anybody you can think of there.
It's also just an hour from Edinburgh which is stunningly beautiful if you like ancient architecture, character of people, history, Royalty(!) and great pubs (I was a student there). You also have all the Scottish orchestras and visiting stars too.
You're also at the gateway to Scotland's wild and woolly natural beauty and to take a breather from your cello you're never too far from a mountain. There's the Highlands and Islands if you're also interested in anything from photography to hillwalking (good for the soul).
You can also learn traditional music in Scotland and discover a whole new employment in ceilidhs if money is tight. Traditional music is part of the RSAMD's offerings. There's always an audience for live music too.
You'll never forget time spent in Scotland... Birmingham can come later for a post-grad....