Though some areas of our towns and cities are blighted by unsightly graffiti when artists with talent are given scope to create outdoor art the results, on a grand scale, can be spectacular.
In Glasgow, some of these art works are huge, covering whole gable ends of tenement buildings. A few of the images commemorate people who have made their mark in various diverse fields, including astronomy, music, and in the case of Billy Connolly, comedy and film.
Walking the City Centre Mural Trail may take you to parts of the city you’ve never explored before. Pick up a booklet containing a map from one of the city museums and head east along George Street to find Mural No1.
Some of the art installations are temporary. More information can be found at www.citycentremuraltrail.co.uk