Glaswegians, in case you weren't sure, are partial to a pint and a dram.

There can be few people in the city - and throughout Scotland - who haven't at some point sampled Tennent's lager.

So it should come as no surprise that the brewery is one of Glasgow's longest surviving businesses.

It was back in 1556 that brewers and maltmen first produced beer at the site in the east end of the city.

It was known as the Wellpark Brewery and was located in one of the most historic parts of Glasgow.

A small monument with a series of carvings charting the area's history sits in McIntosh Street, a cul-de-sac leading off Duke Street just past the brewery.

The street has nothing to do with Charles Rennie Mackintosh, but was named after George McIntosh, an 18th century factory owner.

The statue was commissioned by Glasgow District Council in 1985, created by sculptor Vincent Butler, and unveiled by the then Lord Provost Robert Gray.

It depicts a number of scenes, one of which shows brewery workers with beer barrels in the background.

The Saracen Head Inn (Sarry Heid to Glaswegians) is depicted and it also shows a pastoral scene, presumably from when the area was farmland centuries ago.

There is a scene of fighting which may relate to the lawlessness in the area at one time - or more likely the nearby Duke Street jail.

And one scene shows the meeting of two holy men, possibly St Mungo who lived close to the nearby Molendinar Burn.

A depiction of heavy industry may well commemorate the workers from the nearby Parkhead Forge.

The statue is well hidden and off the beaten track but well worth a look if you are interested in the history of what is one of Glasgow's most colourful and historic areas.

And of course it's just a stone's throw from the brewery if you fancy a quick pint afterwards.