St Mungo Prize

The St Mungo Prize is a prize awarded triennially to the person who has done most to improve and promote the city of Glasgow.[1]

The full text of the conditions for the prize states that it is to be awarded to the person "deemed to have done most in the previous three years by way of action, instruction or suggestion: to beautify the city, to increase the well-being of the citizens, to purify the atmosphere, to foster better relations between all classes, to extend cultural and educational development, and to bring Glasgow into honourable prominence".[1]

The prize consists of a gold medal and £1,000, with the prize funded by a £13,500 trust fund established in 1936 by an anonymous donor. The Glaswegian shoe manufacturer and artist Alexander Patterson Somerville was revealed to have been the anonymous donor upon his death in 1949.[2]

List of winnersEdit


  1. ^ a b "TheGlasgowStory: A P Somerville". A P Somerville. The Glasgow Story. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  2. ^ Joe Fisher (1994). The Glasgow Encyclopedia. Mainstream Publishing. p. 359. ISBN 978-1-85158-212-9.
  3. ^ Glasgow Herald, 1 October 2016
  4. ^ BBC News 9 Jan 2007.
  5. ^ Young Glasgow Talent website.