Let Glasgow flourish is the city’s motto. It derives from the 6th century St Mungo, our founder and patron saint, one of whose sermons is said to have included the words “Lord, let Glasgow flourish by the preaching of the word”. The Coat of Arms on the left was adopted in 1866 and shows Mungo’s miracles: the tree that never grew, the bird that never flew, the bell that never rang and the fish that never swam. Intrigued? The Evening Times has a basic Eye Spy Glasgow feature on them.
The Coat of Arms and / or depictions of the miracles are everywhere around the city, although you have to be prepared to look up in many cases. Here are a few examples that I’ve noticed on recent wanderings.
Tomorrow, in M, we’re off to the library!