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Glasgow celebrated during May 2017 an international festival of Graffiti, Street Art and Design, the two-day YardWorks Festival at Galvanizers Yard & SWG3 Complex.

Glasgow Murals Street Art

Glasgow was the first place in the United Kingdom to use police boxes.

Police Boxes in Glasgow

In 1906, Stan Laurel made his first stage appearance on amateur night at The Britannia Panopticon.

Glasgow Theatres

John Logie Baird broadcast the first-ever long-distance TV pictures from a 4th-floor bedroom of The Principal Grand Central Hotel (usually known by locals by its original name the Central Hotel).

Glasgow Romantic Hotels

The Stewart Memorial Fountain commemorates the Lord Provost of Glasgow because Stewart secured the Act of Parliament in 1855 which enabled Glasgow to obtain the required supply of fresh water from Loch Katrine to eradicate outbreaks and epidemics.

Fountains in Glasgow

Only one of Glasgow’s Police Boxes retains its original red colour.

Police Boxes in Glasgow

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scotland’s most famous architect is buried in London, but it is possible to find his legacy in 4 gravestones around Scotland designed by him: the gravestone for Chief Constable Alexander McCall (Glasgow´s Necropolis), the gravestone for James Reid (Kilmacolm), the gravestone for Talwin Morris (Dumbarton) and the gravestone for Rev. Alexander Orrock Johnston (East Wemyss).

Glasgow Mackintosh

A great deal of genealogical research has been done to determine the descendants of Robert Burns. With approximately 13 children, and at least 8 of them being known to be illegitimate, and mothered by a minimum of 4 women, more than 900 descendants have already been identified.

Glasgow Robert Burns locations

The cathedrals in Glasgow are St. Andrew’s Cathedral (Roman Catholic), St. Mary’s Cathedral (Episcopalian) and St Luke’s Cathedral (Greek Orthodox).

Curiously, St Mungo’s Cathedral (Church of Scotland), although commonly called Glasgow Cathedral, it is not a Cathedral Church, as it is not the seat of a Bishop.

Glasgow Houses of Worship

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