Glasgow is a city in and the county seat of Barren County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 14,200 at the 2000 census. The city is well-known for its annual Scottish Highland Games. In 2007, Barren County was named the number one rural place to live by Progressive Farmer magazine. Despite the belief that the town was named after Glasgow, Virginia, it was indeed named by a man named John Matthews from Glasgow, Scotland. Glasgow is the principal city of the Glasgow Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Barren and Metcalfe counties.