Exhibition : Glasgow’s Coat of Arms: Getting on the Map

Exhibition runs 13th December 2019-6th February 2020 

54 Bell Street, 10am-5pm

Free entry 

The miracles of St Mungo provide the symbols of the tree, the bird, the bell and the fish; the core elements of the city’s coat of arms. Since St Mungo’s time, the history and development of the Coat of Arms mirrors that of Glasgow itself. 

Getting on the Map allows anyone the chance to have their own take on the tree, the bird, the fish and the bell. Originating in the Twitter account @GlasgowCoA, contributors share their images of the coat of arms from around the city and beyond. This collaborative exhibition showcases these images. 

It’s an inclusive approach to archiving the much-loved symbol: contributors, even when bringing a familiar rendition of the coat of arms from a familiar building, always have their own take on it. In an age when most of us have a phone camera in our pocket, there can be as many takes on the coat of arms as there are Glaswegians! 

Get on the map, see what’s there, and be on the map with your own discoveries and images.