GLASGOW 's earliest history, like so much else
in this surprisingly romantic city, is obscured in a swirl of myth.
The city's name is said to derive from the Celtic Glas-cu , which
loosely translates as "the dear, green place" - a tag that
the tourist board are keen to exploit as an antidote to the sooty
images of popular imagination. It is generally agreed that the first
settlers arrived in the sixth century to join Christian missionary
Kentigern - later to become St Mungo - in his newly founded monastery
on the banks of the tiny Molendinar Burn....
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