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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…

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,…

After the Pandemic at COP26, Glasgow

After the Pandemic is an organisation using creativity and community to solve challenges brought on by COVID-19, the climate emergency and more. Working in partnership with a variety of local authorities and government bodies, the organisation is currently supporting initiatives around the country which seek to address a host of complex problems such as climate…

The Urban Croft by South Seeds and Locavore

Using vacant and derelict spaces to grow food is a great way of making sure communities have access to a reliable source of healthy, locally produced fresh food. Growing food closer to where it is consumed improves resilience in the supply chain, and also helps to reduce unnecessary food miles, which is important in the…

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