It’s been a tough few days for Glasgow and her people.

Headlines have been made, for all the wrong, horrific reasons. No prison sentence can ever be considered justice for what happened to Karen Buckley, a student whose luminosity was extinguished in one terrible moment.

Don’t despair Glasgow, one cruel, callous, evil act will never darken the world’s opinion of the remarkable bravery and selfless nature that is contained within 99% per cent of the city’s population.

We present to you 15 inspirational moments that make you proud to live in the city we call Glasgow.

1. Asylum Battle

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A group of friends, banded together to stop the deportation of one of their school friends. Their successful campaign changed government policy and was developed into the BBC TV Drama “Glasgow Girls”.

2. All Hope, No Glory

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Marlene Johnstone, a mother who set up a successful bereavement group for mothers who have lost children through drugs. She refused a private audience with First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, instead asking to her to visit her at the Glasgow charity instead.

3. Stephen Sutton Legacystephen

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Remember Stephen Sutton? Probably one of the most fearless young men that ever lived, well his £4.5 million legacy has included new units in Glasgow’s Southern General hospital.

4. Glasgow School Of Art Fire, Emergency Service Appreciation

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Following the firefighters relatively successful battle to save The Glasgow School Of Art. Members of the public, a piper, students and former students created a guard of honour and cheered the emergency services as they left.

5. Clutha Guard Of Honour

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As the final bodies were removed following the Clutha accident, the emergency services involved, lined up to give the victims a final show of respect.

6. Bin Lorry Tragedy Memorial

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Following the Bin Lorry Tragedy, Glaswegians and people wishing to pay final their respects lay flower bouquets, written notes, and prayers in Royal Exchange Square. Candlelight vigils were held and the world’s prayers were focused on the victims of the Bin Lorry Tragedy.

7. Bin Lorry Tragedy Poem

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An anonymous taxi driver, following the Bin Lorry Tragedy, left this poem near the accident, seemingly encompassing an entire city’s pain through their heartfelt and touching words.

8. Lynsey Sharp Commonwealth Glory

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Lynsey Sharp ran to Commonwealth Silver literally hours after being strapped up to an intravenous drip.

9. Best Ever Commonwealth Games


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It has been universally agreed that not only was the Glasgow Commonwealth Games the most successful in its 84 year history but it singlehandedly rejuvenated the “Friendly Games” ailing fortunes. No pressure Gold Coast.

10. Glasgow Liver Transplant


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Evan Goodbrand from Bishopbriggs, was weeks away from death before receiving a liver transplant at only nine months old. 10 years later he is now an ambassador for National Transplant Week.

11. Glasgow Charity Receives Anonymous Donation

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A Glasgow based charity set up to support children with a deadly brain disease received and anonymous donation of £300,000, which is helping to fund clinical trials into the cancer.

12. 8 Year Old Generous Beyond His Years

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8 year old Alex Connolly, donated his whole birthday party to a food bank after learning that the charity in Hillington Park was almost completely out of food.

13. Glasgow Saves Christmas


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Screen Shot 2015-09-09 at 15.30.18Julie Griffin, a mother of two was so distraught at the thought of underprivileged children unable to celebrate during the festive season, she set up a Facebook page and along with kind hearted Scots, literally saved Christmas.

14. Glasgow Granddad Stops Child Abduction

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A hero grand-dad helped chase down would be kidnappers attempting to snatch a six year old girl yards from her home. John Farrell chased the kidnappers directly into the arms of the police.

15. Glasgow Jogger Prevents Attempted Rape

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A jogger running around Kelvingrove Park prevented an attempted rape after hearing a woman screaming for help. The hero disarmed the would be rapist by knocking him out with a fly kick.