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Friday, 22 August 2014 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who may be made in Cardiff, but the new time-lord grew up around Glasgow and the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau has produced a Doctor Who Fan's guide to the city.

From the iconic blue police boxes dotted around Glasgow which inspired the Doctor's time travelling machine, to the Glasgow School of Art where Peter Capaldi studied before he was thrust into the spotlight, to the riverside mural of the giant Dalek which is said to sit at the bottom of the River Clyde … there are dozens of Doctor Who locations to discover in Scotland's biggest city.

Doctor Who buffs can also brush up in preparation for the first episode with some fun facts about the shows links with Glasgow. For example, did you know that Capaldi isn't the only Doctor Who actor to hail from Glasgow - John Barrowman, Adrienne Corri and Andrew Marr were also born in the city, while Carol McIntosh attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Showrunner Steven Moffat was born in Paisley, just outside the city.

Glasgow has also featured in numerous episodes - for example Commander Strax of the Sontaran Empire often travelled to Glasgow in the 1890's to take a holiday; and in the 1967 story The Moonbase we learned that the Doctor is in fact a real Doctor, taking his degree in Glasgow in 1888.

Scott Taylor, Chief Executive of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, commented:
As the nation gears up for Doctor Who mania we wanted to create this guide to showcase Glasgow’s long and warm relationship with all things Doctor Who. Whether you're a Doctor Who devotee, a Peter Capaldi fan, or are just interested in seeing a unique side of the city, the Whovian Guide to Glasgow is a fun and interesting way to enjoy some of the city’s finest sights.
The full guide can be downloaded from the council website.