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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…

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,…

High Mill Development, Carluke – Restoring an Iconic Piece of Local Heritage

High Mill Development, Carluke – Restoring an Iconic Piece of Local Heritage

Having spent a great many years in a state of disrepair and disuse the High Mill development in Carluke has seen great progress of late, with a view to restoring this historical building and developing the land for community use. Following purchase of the Mill and land on behalf of the community the initiative has…

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…

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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