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Hamiltonhill Claypits Local Nature Reserve – an inner-city oasis

Located just one mile from the hustle and bustle of Glasgow city centre lies an urban oasis – Hamiltonhill Claypits, the Dear Green Place’s only inner-city Local Nature Reserve. Running alongside the Forth and Clyde Canal, the area of the Claypits reserve was originally the home of a clay quarry used in construction of the…

Cumbernauld Living Landscape – volunteer-led conservation in one of Scotland’s greenest towns

With a population of around 52,000, Cumbernauld has some of the highest areas of multiple deprivation in Scotland, but it is also one of the greenest towns in the country, with over 50% of the town being greenspace. Cumbernauld Living Landscape brings different landowners in the town together to develop volunteer-led conservation. It works to…

Clydeside Initiative For Arts Has Secured 1.85m In Funding To Enhance The Immediate Area Around SWG3

Clydeside Initiative For Arts Has Secured 1.85m In Funding To Enhance The Immediate Area Around SWG3

SWG3’s charitable arm, Clydeside Initiative for Arts, has received a grant from the Scottish Government to fund the transformation of the derelict land around the perimeter of the venue. Part of a major effort to revitalise the River Clyde, the grant will enable them to deliver work that will significantly improve the experience for visitors…

The First Group in Scotland to Receive the Scottish Land Fund Urban Aid Award in 2015 – Barmulloch, Glasgow

The First Group in Scotland to Receive the Scottish Land Fund Urban Aid Award in 2015 – Barmulloch, Glasgow

The Barmulloch Community Development Company (BCDC) is a community development trust and registered charity working in Glasgow, serving Balornock, Barmulloch, Millerston, Robroyston, and Springburn. It enables the delivery of a diverse range of projects, activities and services to support communities. Its aim is to work with partners in regeneration efforts to create vibrant communities and…

A ‘Commonwealth Games Village’ approach to housing

A ‘Commonwealth Games Village’ approach to housing

A success story for affordable housing in Scotland, Glasgow’s Commonwealth Village was originally a partnership between the Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government, designed as the athlete’s village for the 20th Commonwealth Games,  in Glasgow, 2014. Built on previously vacant, derelict land, the Commonwealth Games Village is a 38 hectare urban brownfield regeneration site,…

Brand New Podcast – The Lay of the Land

Brand New Podcast – The Lay of the Land

As part of the campaign, the Scottish Land Commission will be launching a brand-new podcast, The Lay of the Land, hosted by filmmaker and broadcaster Calum Maclean. Calum Maclean is best known for his work on BBC’s ‘The Social’ and BBC Alba series ‘Dhan Uisge’, which shared some of Scotland’s hidden outdoor swimming spots. This…

Land for Community Togetherness – Woodlands Community Garden

Land for Community Togetherness – Woodlands Community Garden

“Woodlands Community is a genuinely unifying and life-enhancing community resource – more than that – they are a part of our community. I know that they have helped many people struggling with isolation and mental health, they are also a wonderful resource to the general community. Generous, cheerful & always happy to help. I can’t…

Concrete Garden – Interim Land use for Food Growing

Found in North Glasgow’s Possilpark area, Concrete Garden is brought derelict and vacant land into interim use for food growing. The space is an urban food growing, play and wellbeing oasis in the city providing growing and event space, as well as volunteering opportunities for the people of the Possilpark area. It represents a shining…

Shettleston Growing Project – From Derelict Land to the Heart of the Community

  Community growing isn’t all about food. Allotments and community gardens are also great ways of bringing people together. They can provide opportunities to meet friends and help people feel more connected to their communities, both important for tackling loneliness and improving mental health. Originally owned by a local housing association, this area of land was…

Kinning Park Complex – From Occupation to Ownership

With the local community at its heart, the Kinning Park Complex is an independent multi-use space in the southside of Glasgow. A self proclaimed ‘platform for all kinds of great activity,’ the complex is home to an array of local organisations, including a dance troupe, sports groups, artists and musicians. Based (unsurprisingly) in Kinning Park,…

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