Ye'll have mair fun at a Glesca stabbin' than an Edinburgh weddin'.
A thousand years have been here and gone
Since Kentigern saw the banks o' Clyde
How many dreams and how many tears
In a thousand years of a city's life?
A city hard, a city proud
And 'no mean city' it has been
Perhaps tomorrow it yet may be
The 'dear green place' again
—Alan Reid, ''The Dear Green Place''