was the only banner to be designed
by one hand - Malcolm Lochhead's. It
is the only abstract banner and is about the passage
of time and the regret for things which have been lost by and
in the city. At the top we see another sailing ship, this
time the Glennifer which was owned
by the Coats brothers founders of the international
famous Coats thread company. The sky is lit by fireworks
to celebrate Guy Fawkes night.
we see a group of arc shapes to suggest each of the centuries
from 1174 when Glasgow was incorporated as a city. The large white
arc represents the twentieth century and is divided into decades.
The two black areas represent the first and second world wars. The
white triangular shape is the "Mists of Time" and it is
filled with illustrations of things lost from the city and fondly
remembered such as Tramcars, Italian Cafes, Dancehalls etc. It is
both poignant and regretful and celebrating the popular history
of the city.