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‘Let Glasgow Flourish’ reads the city motto. And flourish it did at the Commonwealth Games from July 23 – Aug 3.

Paul Brenan

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Australia v Trinidad and Tobago netball match | photo: Flickr (Bromiskelly)

The city blossomed with many thousands of visitors and a successful 11 days of sporting excellence, with England topping the medal charts. However, what the current motto fails to reveal is that there was once a bit more to it. The original motto read like this: ‘Let Glasgow flourish by the preaching of your Word and the praising of your name’. It was shortened to its current, secular format, back in the 17th century.