top of page

Chard Travels

Travel & Photography Blog

  • stuartchard

Glasgow's Giant Murals - Sam Bates aka Smug

Updated: Jul 20

I was walking down Glasgow's High Street on a particularly miserable and rainy day when I came upon this giant mural painted on the side of the end of a terraced row of houses. I'm a big fan of this sort of public artwork and this one really grabs your attention and brightens up the street.

This is a big hit with other visitors too and High Street is up there in the top ten of Instagram streets. The mural depicts a modern-day St Mungo which references the story of the Bird That Never Flew and is one of several murals in the city. There is even a mural trail you can follow, which I wish I'd known about!

The mural is by Sam Bates aka Smug and you can find more about him here.

Glasgow Street Mural by Sam Bates aka Smug
Glasgow Street Mural

bottom of page