Monthly Doodle

The Greatest Glasgow monthly Doodle is a special drawing intended to celebrate Glasgow’s glorious and fascinating past in an entertaining and fun way.

Doodle of January


Glasgow Fair was established in the XIIth century by a charter of King William the Lion which gave Glasgow the right to hold an annual eight day fair in July.

Originally, the fair took place 7 July, but in 1752 the fair began on the second Monday in July.

The fair was originally held within the boundaries of Glasgow Cathedral. From the 1800s onward, it was taken place on Glasgow Green.

In earlier times, it focussed on trade. In the modern era, the fair became a Glasgow’s holiday fortnight.

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Doodle of January

On 7 January 1451, the University of Glasgow was founded. It was the fourth-oldest university in the English speaking world.

Doodle of October

On 31 December 1957, STV broadcasts its first Hogmanay celebration, from the Glasgow’s Theatre Royal.

Doodle of November

In November 2007, Glasgow was selected over Abuja as the host city of the XX Commonwealth Games.

Doodle of October

On 21 October 1983, the Burrell Collection, donated years earlier to the city of Glasgow, was opened to the public in Pollock Park.

Doodle of September

The cruise Queen Elizabeth II, built for the Cunard Line in Clydebank, was launched on 20 September 1967.

Doodle of August

Glasgow Central Station was opened by the Caledonian Railway on 1st August 1879 and it had originally 8 platforms

Doodle of July

Glasgow Fair was established in the XIIth century and gave Glasgow the right to hold an annual eight day fair in July.

Doodle of June

Birth anniversary of Adam Smith (5 June 1723), Scottish economist, and a pioneer of political economy.

Doodle of March

Empire Exhibition was an international exposition held at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, from May to December 1938.

Doodle of March

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, one of the biggest in Europe, started taking patients at the end of April 2015.

Doodle of March

From 1 to 8 March 2001, the Banksy’s ‘Peace is Tough’ exhibition opened to visitors in Glasgow at The Arches nightclub.

Doodle of February

On 21 February 1842, the train line from Glasgow Queen Street Station to Edinburgh Haymarket was opened to passenger traffic.