Look after the pennies…


There is an old Glasgow saying, inferring that the locals are unable to appreciate the city’s architecture because they are too busy looking at the floor for money – a reference to the legendary frugality of the Scottish race! However true this may or may not be, there are certainly many grand buildings to appreciate in the Merchant City – among them Glasgow Savings Bank. Though it is now occupied by a retail operation, this was once the headquarters of the bank. Built to a Baroque-inspired design in the 1890s by the architect JJ Burnet, the building features statues designed by George Frampton – including one of St Mungo, patron saint of Glasgow, above the doorway.

Find out more about St Mungo on our Glasgow tour. Click here for more information

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