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What is the Bridge Map?
There is a whole variety of stuff in here – some of it historical – some of it contemporary campaigning – places of interest – groups – meeting places – common good – and things to do for Glaswegians …

Common Good Awareness Project
Welcome to the Common Good Awareness Project There are 5 sections here that will help folk to navigate a way to understanding what the Common Good is, how important it is to us, what is happening to …

UNITY World Cafe
Volunteers needed! We’re looking for donations of food and volunteers to help in our new weekly cafe for destitute asylum seekers From Tuesday 6th July we will be preparing a meal and giving out f…

UNITY Centre
Unity Centre Glasgow Offering friendly, practical solidarity and mutual aid to all asylum seekers, refugees and sans papiers

Friends of kelvingrove
The Friends of Kelvingrove Park aim to maintain & enhance architectural and environmental features in one of Glasgow’s oldest and most popular public parks. Please browse around our site, join th…

Govan Law Centre (GLC) is a free legal resource (Scottish charity no. SCO30193). Our main office is located at the Orkney Street Enterprise Centre.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust meet first and third Tuesdays at Govanhill Community Centre, Daisy Street.

COW Community

Green City Employment Initiative Project Govan Gravings Docks
To generate jobs for persons living in Govan Green Grand Design Hotel / Garden Project involving celebrities and experts to find and use available resources including local workers to work in partners…

Participatory Economics (Parecon)
An introductory section on Parecon (CCA) at the local level and to discover existing ideas that highlight some of the principals of Participatory Economics. Easy listening and even some Parecon Hip …

Planners Network UK (pnuk) is a collective of practitioners, students, academics and activists that wants to develop and support critical thinking about the current state of planning in the UK…

Maryhill Integration Network
Since 2001, Maryhill Integration Network (mIN) has been developing services around the needs of Glasgow’s new communities; this includes Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrant Workers. In September 2…

CND meet at Annex
Scottish CND has members across Scotland. We are one of the largest and longest running peace organisations in Scotland campaigning against nuclear weapons and for a nuclear-free world.

Positive action in housing
PAIH A Scottish wide charity working with communities, housing providers, voluntary organisations and faith groups to enable everyone to have an equal chance to live in good quality, affordable and …

People’s Palace
People’s Palace At the time, the East End of Glasgow was one of the most unhealthy and overcrowded parts of the city, and the People’s Palace was intended to provide a cultural centre for the people…

Glasgow Quaker Meeting
38 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow G2 4PSTelephone: 0141 248 8493 There has been a Quaker Meeting in Glasgow since 1660. The present Meeting House was opened in 1993 and is home to Glasgow Quaker Meeting….
Tchai-Ovna tea house

Garnethill Multicultural Centre
Garnethill Multicultural Centre 21 Rose Street Glasgow, G3 6RE Scotland Phone: 0141 332 9765

Peoples Palace
Peoples Palace Others have called the People’s Palace “a social history museum and a chance to see the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the present.” In effect, it is a mu…

Glasgow Open School
Glasgow Open School Welcome to the online space of our investigations. We aim to create an open and critical atmosphere for shared learning. We invite you to join us.

Free University
The Free University started in early 1987 and emerged out of various events across the areas of education, art, politics and literature. It proposed an inter-disciplinary approach to learning not b…

Family Action Rogerfield & Easterhouse

Kinningpark Complex
40 Cornwall Street, GlasgowG411AQ0845 330 3501

Annex community centre
Annex healthy living centre

Pearce Institute
Affectionately known as the PI, has been at the heart of the Govan community since 1906. The PI is home to a wide range of community groups and social economy organisations sharing the common aim of …

Govan Market Garden
Linthouse Elderpark Govan Urban Planters where you can learn to grow your own or find some fresh veg.

Urban Roots
Urban Roots is a community led organisation in Toryglen, Glasgow. We are committed to working with local people on projects that improve the environment, health and nutrition work and environmental…

Oatlands Allotments
The Old Site Oatlands leisure Gardens

North Kelvin Meadows
North Kelvin Meadows The North Kelvin Meadow Campaign is a community group set up on 13 October 2008 to campaign for the disused green space between Clouston Street and Kelbourne Street – the area …

Cre8 garden
Community Garden in root of M77 Mororway CRE8 SUMMIT 29 JUNE – 3 JULY

North Glasgow Community Food Initiative
North Glasgow Community Food Initiative Our vision is to engage people in practical and sustainable food related projects that inspire health and well-being and celebrate…

Garden Revolutions of West End
G R O W has aims to encourage, promote and facilitate sustainable urban agriculture and food production through engagement with public and private green spaces within the Hillhead and Woodlands are…

Glasgow Guerrilla Gardening
The Glasgow Guerrilla Gardeners We’ve set up this website & blog to document all the guerrilla gardening activity happening in Glasgow and surrounds.  Many have been inspired by Richard Reynolds ‘O…

Hidden Gardens

The Childrens Garden
The Children’s Garden is a great place for children, friends and families. It’s where you can play with your friends, plant seeds, water, on games and cool outdoor stuff. We also harvest, cook or se…

Westthorn allotments
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Common Wheel bikes
Common Wheel repairing old bicycles. We also run a music project called Polyphony.

Journey Planner – plan a cycle journey
Make a customised Journey Planner linkPlan a cycle journey here with CycleStreets! Here you can create a (free) customised link to our Journey Planner for your organisation’s we…

Open Cycle Map
The Cycle Map is based on data from the OpenStreetMap project. At low zoom levels it is intended for overviews of the National Cycle Network; at higher zoom levels it should help with planning whic…

Go Bike
Go Bike meetings on the last Wednesday of each month, 7.30pm at the Friends’ Meeting House

Glasgow Bike Culture (pics)
Variations on a them – cycling

Critical Mass (bikes)
Last Friday of (every) month 5: 30

No Mean Streets
No Mean Streets Glasgow cyclists are having a hard time in traffic. Compared to many other cities, few people cycle here. The city council is keen to encourage and promote cycling, but we cyclists …

Glasgow Bike Shed
Bike Shed We are a Glasgow based Community Social Enterprise run by volunteers that recycles bicycles from a variety of local sources and promotes safe cycling in town.

Site of old Chalkboard Social Centre. Survey on Social Centres PDF

Duke Street Prison
As Duke Street prison held women prisoners from around Scotland, many Suffragettes and political activists were imprisoned here whose protests at the living conditions would eventually lead to the c…

Rotunda; Finnieston Tunnel.
Hidden Glasgow Harbour Tunnel: Tunnel Street to Plantation Place, built 1890-6. Three parallel tunnels, two of which were used by vehicular traffic. At each end is a circular brick terminal, with a d…

Cheapside fire
The Cheapside Street Whisky Bond Fire in Glasgow on 28 March 1960 is Britain’s worst peacetime fire services disaster.

History Glasgow Green
Battle for the Green THE SUMMER OF 1931 was a riotous season in Glasgow. There were demonstrations involving anything from forty-five thousand to one hundred thousand angry protesters, in scenes whi…

Andrew Hardie and John Baird
Andrew Hardie and John Baird Sunday, at 2pm. September 5th. a ceremony at Sighthill cemetery to mark the execution in 1820 of two of Scotlands best known martyrs. Two men who were made an example of …

Panopticon Music hall
Welcome to the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall Trust & Friends Website

The Slave Trade
It did not become illegal to own a slave in Scotland until 1778. Until then it had been fashionable for wealthy families to have a young black boy or girl ‘attending’ on them. Scottish newspapers, s…

Wine Alley
I was born in 1950 and brought up in Govan in the Moorepark housing estate or the Wine Alley, as it was commonly known.

Tobacco Barrons
Cunninghame Mansion When settlers in North America started cultivating tobacco using slave labour, the economies of Virginia and Maryland were transformed. A small group of Glaswegian merchants domi…

Calton Weavers Walk (pics)
Following the trail of the Calton weavers – A walk from Glasgow cathedral to the Peoples Palace taking in the Weavers Graveyard at Abercromby Street, and the scene of the shooting of the martered weav…

La Pasionaria
La Pasionaria The City of Glasgow and the Labour Movement’s tribute to the British Volunteers of the International Brigade who fought in the Spanish Civil War

Tobacco barons
A portrait of John Glassford and his family by Archibald McLauchlan, c 1767. John Glassford was a wealthy Glaswegian tobacco merchant. A…

Bloody Friday 1919
Crowds in George Square on Bloody Friday, 31 January 1919. A line of police can be seen in the foreground. In 1919 Glasgow’s engineering unions called for a general st…

Finnieston Crane
Hidden Glasgow The crane was commissioned in 1926 by the Clyde Navigation Trust, the operators of the port and dock facilities in Glasgow. It was completed in 1932 with the tower built by Cowans, She…

The Coach House Trust
The Coach House Trust – The Coach House Trust is becoming recognized as a major innovative organization in the field of mental health and environmental and social justice.

Bullwork Project
The Bullwood Project is a woodturning and woodworking charity open to all people. The Project provides a meeting place and the freedom to be able to exchange and develop ideas and skills. The Bullw…

World Through Wooden Eyes
World Through Wooden Eyes The Ideas Store is managed by John M. Blundall, one of the world’s leading puppet masters, director, designer, craftsman, and creator of more than 80 major multimedia pupp…

Wool craft
Wool Craft (Galgael) We’re all met together here to sit and to clack With our glasses in our hands and our work upon our back There’s nae a trade among ’em who could mend or could knack If it wasna…

Website In the mid ‘90’s, a group of disenfranchised people, inspired by Glasgow man Colin Macleod, founded GalGael in Govan, Glasgow to restore a sense of “belonging” to the community.

South Side Studioes
Southside Studios  provide studios and support for Glasgow based Artists. The studios are the first of its kind on the Southside of Glasgow where there is a lack of available inexpensive studio prov…

Centre For Contemporary Arts
The Centre for Contemporary Arts CCA (CCA) is a unique contemporary arts organisation at the heart of Glasgow’s city centre and vibrant cultural community. With an eclectic programme offering visual …

Tramway Theatre Gallery
Address: 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE Tel: 0141 422 2023 URL:

Glasgow School of Art
Art School

Easterhouse murals
A mural representing Liberty, made up of tiny ceramic tiles. It was one of twelve 20-feet sections put up in Lochend Road, Easterhouse. The photograph appeared in the April 1984 issue of Glasgow Cit…

Transmission Gallery
Transmission Transmission provides a place where artists can meet, talk and exhibit along with local and international peers and influences.

Radical Independent Book Fair
Radical book fair at Kinning park Glasgow

Glasgow – Lewis Grassic Gibbons(1901-1935)
GLASGOW is one of the few places in Scotland which defy personification. To image Edinburgh as a disappointed spinster, with a hare-lip and inhibitions, is at least to approximate as closely to the …

Radical Independent Book-fair
Glasgow’s Radical Independent Book-fair project… Within Britain, Scotland and specifically Glasgow there are fewer and fewer outlets for independent and radical materials. Corporate bookshop…

Voltair and Rousseau Books
Voltaire & Rousseau is everything that a great second-hand bookshop should be. Silent, dishevelled and rammed to the rafters with great books. It has been quietly sitting in Otago Lane for over 30 y…

Glasgow womans library
GWL Aims To address a prevalent gender gap that contributes to complex inequalities in Scotland. To take a lead role in redressing the neglect of women’s historical and cultural contributions to Sco…

Aye-Aye Books
Arti Books (CCA)

People Talking & Workers City
People Talking An idea to put on-line, independent books out of print and a portal for peoples writing.

Tollcross Park Writers
Tollcross Park WritersEvery Thursday 1.30pm in the workroom, Tollcross Park courtyard Wellshot Rd G32

Mitchell Library
The largest public reference library in Europe Collections Treasures of The Mitchell Archives of Glasgow City Council and its predecessor authorities Business @ The Mitchell Lending S…

Glasgow Libraries Map
Glasgow Libraries Map

Variant Magazine
…the free arts and culture magazine. In-depth coverage in the context of broader social, political & cultural issues

Burgh Angel (newspaper)
The Burgh Angel, is a community newspaper dedicated in to producing news and collecting information on topics that are of importance to those in the community not represented by mainline media and …

Local News (Glasgow)
Local News was set up in 1997 as the LOCAL NEWS for SOUTHSIDERS because there was no public forum to discuss and debate local issues and concerns in the area. There is still a need for that independ…

Crane (Newspaper)
The CraneThe Crane is a community newsletter run by local volunteers. We are committed to community participation: people working together on issues affecting their community. The Crane is not affil…

Strickland Press
Shop front of the Strickland Press, George Street, c 1945. There were two entrances, one to the print shop and office, the other to the bookshop. The Word, prominently advertised, was a weekly newspap…

Drouth Magazine
Our style and approach is eclectic but committed. There are few other magazines where Noam Chomsky might appear next to Robert Burns, or John Knox may be invited to guest edit an issue examining Fid…

Autonomi is a state of mind, an attitude and a way of doing things. Our approach to filmmaking & TV production involves intimacy, professionali…

Diversity Films
Diversity Diversity Films is a community interest company working to nurture, train and develop a new generation of creative filmmakers.

Document 10
The Document Festival was founded in 2003 by co-ordinators Mona Rai and Paula Larkin. A collaboration with SpiritAid and Variant magazine, Document 1 was created in response to the discrimination fa…

Camcorder Guerillas

Reel Lives
Reel Lives is a unique partnership between Scottish Screen and Glasgow Museums. Our aim is to record people’s stories, memories and testimonies, using archive films and Glasgow Museums’ collections …

Best Laid Schemes
This is a story from our city. Best Laid Schemes Glasgow. The biggest city in Scotland, a country on the eastern edge of the North Atlantic. Glasgow may be like your city. All over the …

Scottish Screen Archive
Scottish Screen Archive The Scottish Screen Archive is a film and video collection of over 100 years of Scotland’s history.

Glasgow Family Album (photos}
Family Albums

Govan Fair (pics)
Pictures of Govan fair 2008 The Govan Fair is Glasgows oldest Procession and was started by the Govan Weavers in 1756. Today it is organised by the Govan Fair Association.

Electron Club (pics)
Electron Club Pictures (CCA)

Glaswegians (Pictures)
Glaswegian’s This is the online edition of the Glaswegian’s Photo Archive. You will find a selection of images from 30,000 photographs taken between 1989 and 1992. The Glaswegian’s Photo Archive i…

The launching of a Galgael built boat in Govan (pics)
Gal Gael  (Photographs) The launching of a Galgael built boat in Govan and the crowning of the Govan fair queen. (Govan Fair Started by the Govan weavers in 1756)

Galgael revisits Pollok Free State
Pollock Free State Visit (pictures)

Galgael Beginnings (pics
Galgael Beginnings (pictures) The “A” frames go up for the first Boat hoose. The beginning of the Galgael trust. Empowering through history, craft, and belonging in Go…

Selling the river (photos)
As the river tries its best to hold on to the last little vestige of historical identity – we start on our journey and throughout it, listen to a man from the developers company discussing how the r…

Glasgow University media group
The Glasgow University Media Group For over thirty years the purpose of our work has been to promote the development of new methodologies and substantive …

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society
WoSARS Glasgow’s busy and fun club dedicated to fans and hobbyists of amateur radio. We’ve been going since 1970 and have a wide base of members who contribute to the hobby in many different ways. …

My Left Ear (Podcasting)
My Left Ear (Podcast) Listening is something people can do while eating their dinner, washing the dishes, painting a ceiling, or even driving a truck. So, ideas broadcast in an audio format are far…

Sunny Govan Radio
Working  together to help you become more  active in  the  community. Sunny G

Centre for political song
Centre for Political Song We exist to promote and foster an awareness of all forms of political song. Caledonia University Songs for change Hear them

Calton Calton Weavers Graveyard
Calton Weavers walk (Pictures) Flicker The Calton Weavers from the East End of Glasgow became Scotland’s first working-class martyrs’ when six of them were killed by soldiers sent in to quell their st…

Walking Pictures
From various city strolls. Walking on rooftops to

Glasgow Reshuffle
Reshuffle Pearce Institute Govan We don’t take money off you to enjoy yourself and we don’t feed your kids with expensive burgers – just some fun, a chance to talk, try some stuff and see some films

Old Govan Fair
Govan Fair The custom is unusual in itself, but the fact the talisman is a sheep’s head makes it unique and peculiar to the most Scottish of occasions the …

The project was originally set up to address the lack of good quality and safe play areas for children and young people in the East End of Glasgow. However, in response to local need and the desire…

University of Glasgow Science Festival
Science Festival We gave talks and workshops around the University, on everything from the science of wine to how the world began. There will be events in attractive locations around the city, such…

Streetland festival
A festival of community and the street MAP and website

January Reshuffle Pics 08
January Reshuffle 2008 The Reshuffle event which happens periodically is one such idea that attempts to mix the idea of enjoyment of local space and place, such …

City Strolls
(CCA) City Strolls is a web site born out of listening to the endless hyperbole given out by faceless public relations and the advertising machines that claims to speak and act in our name

Tam Shepherd’s Trick Shop,
If you ever find yourself starting casting aspersions on the youth of today take a trip to Tam Shepherd’s Trick Shop in Glasgow’s Queen Street. You’ll find that the youth of today are doing what the…

Urban Clansman 2010

Hidden Glasgow
Hidden Glasgow To expose the secret and hidden side of Glasgow through photographs, maps and images. Glasgow was once the mighty second city of the empire, but the collapse of heavy industry …

Given to the People
Pollok Estate was given to the people in 1939, once given it cannae be ungiven, it can only be stolen.Colin Macleod, Pollok Free State

Fields, Factories and Workshops
Fields, Factories and Workshops CCA Informed by the legacy of systems art, Yuill explores ‘politics’ in a broad sense, considering groups of people who have identified themselves with a particular …

Electron Club
The Electron Club CCA  is a voluntary run space where people interested in things like free open source software, circuit bending, hardware hacking, computer recycling, streaming, audio and video edit…

The Scottish Linux Users’ Group.
ScotLUG meets at 19:30 every last Thursday of the month at the University of Strathclyde. Find out more about meetings, past, present and future, and regular attendees.

Kelvingrove bandstand campaign

Govanhill defence campaign
Govanhill  defence campaign ‘This is political policing pure and simple. The state are concerned about any emerging organisation in the community prepared to stand up for our rights. We refuse t…

Otago Lane
Save Otago Lane Help us to save Otago Lane from a massive proposed development that will change the character and feel of the area and result in loss of parking, green space/trees, privacy and …

Tyranny of Waste (Pics)
Community blight The thing that is striking about these places, is the sheer disregard and destruction of the communities that get in the way of the so called, regeneration. Areas l…

Thomson warehouses
These include the Watson Street Warehouse (c. 1876, demolished, 1996); his own office building at 183 West George Street (c. 1861-2, demolished 2005); Egyptian Halls, Union Street (derelict, 2006), an…

Paddies Market (Shut)
Paddy’s Market was a historic market in Glasgow. It had been in existence at a variety of locations throughout the city for almost 200 years.

The disappearing toon (pics)
Remnants of the working class end of town centre before gentrification. Glasgow Trongate

Games Monitor2014 (Commonwealth)
Games Monitor2014 We are an emerging group of people raising awareness about the impacts of ‘regeneration’ via the Commonwealth Games 2014 (CG 2014), and the Clyde Gateway Intiative (CGI). Our grou…

Don’t Back the Bid!
DBTB Blog Although it will look absolutely marvellous on our high definition TVs, on the ground I don’t think we’re going to be seeing much of an improvement in the sporting activities of the p…

Glasgow Buildings (pics)

Graving Docks
Govan Graving Docks: Glasgow harbour opened their first graving dock was opened at Meadowside by Tod & MacGregor in …

The new M74 extention
From: Report on A highway Plan for Glasgow 1965 The present highway plan for Glasgow hasn’t changed one bit since 65. Same rhetoric in favour of the car. Kyoto? Who c…

Heading in the Wrong Direction The M74 Northern Extension
The story so far Glasgow’s ruling Labour party are still following motorway plans cemented in the 1960s, despite contemporary critical and political agreement that new roads are only a short-term solu…

Report M74 Motorway
Report M74 For these reasons, it is recommended that this proposal should not be authorised, and that the various orders should not be confirmed

Ronald David Laing (7 October 1927 – 23 August 1989), was a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness The Divided Self (1960)

Alastair McIntosh
Hello, and a warm welcome to the website of Alastair McIntosh. Thank you for visiting my homepage. Located in Glasgow, Scotland, I am an independent scholar, activist, writer, speaker …

Cathy McCormack Easterhouse – Soweto
The Sharp End of the Knife A story that goes with Glaswegian Cathy McCormack into the Township heartlands of Alexandra, Soweto, Khaylitsha, Manenburg in South Africa, and Easterhouse, Scotland… (f…

Bob Holman Man of the people
Man of the People Easterhouse Being Here (interview)

Chomsky in Govan
“People are just to dangerous when they get together” because then “they can have thoughts and ideas, and put them forth in the public arena, and they begin to enter that area where they don’t belon…

Ethel Mac Donald
Ethel MacDonald (24 February 1909—1 December 1960) was a Glasgow-based Scottish anarchist and activist and, in 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, a propagandist on Barcelona Loyalist radio.

Tollcross Children’s Farm
Tollcross Children’s Farm Wellshot Road Glasgow, G32 7AX Scotland Phone: 0141 763 1863

Dear Green Place
(CCA)  Welcome to Glasgow’s first Green Map designed to make recycling and reusing across our city easier. You can use the map to: …

Open Street Map
OSM Glasgow (CCA) OpenStreetMap creates and provides free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have …

Friends of the River Kelvin
Website Bird Report Convener’s Chat News Newsletters Photos of the Moment Reminders Site Updates The Lost Mills of the Kelvin Uncategorized

Common Good assets in Scotland
The Common Good in Scotland Scottish land reform researcher Andy Wightman explaining the basics of Common Good assets in Scotland. (video)(Video)Common Good are land, …

Glasgow Lost (Common Good)
glasgowLOST On the 1st of April 2007, the management of Glasgow’s common good assets was transferred to a private charitable company…

Common Good Awareness Project
Welcome to the Common Good Awareness Project (CCA) There are 5 sections here that will help folk to navigate a way to understanding what the Common Good is, how important it is to us, what is happen…

Common Good Watch
Common Good Watch  (CCA) Common Good posts needed from a variety of sources. Either send links, articles, essays, photographs, clippings, history – or if it is something you would be interested in…

The Missing Millions
Glasgow’s citizens recognised and cherished something of enormous value that we have lost since these harsher days – a genuine sense of civic pride that was rooted in the Scots tradition of The Com…

Glasgow Common Good Land
This maps shows common good land in Glasgow. The areas shaded blue are those admitted by Glasgow City Council and those in red are asserted by me. The areas admitted by the Council are as of 31 Marc…

Glasgow Green
Glasgow’s ancient burgh common Andy Wightman Scottish Commons Glasgow common good map

Pollock Park
Pollok Park is part of the Common Good of the City of Glasgow and was gifted to the people by the Maxwell family in 1966. It is not admitted in the 31 March 2009 Common Good Asset Register. Andy Wight…

Glenconner Park
Not admitted by Glasgow City Council in their Common Good asset register but admitted in a court action for permission to lease part of the land. Andy Wightman Scottish Commons

Elder Park
Elder Park and Library were gifted to the people of Govan in 1885 by Lady Elder. Andy Wightman Scottish Commons

Victoria Park
Though not admitted by Glasgow City Council, Victoria Park is part of the Common Good of the City, having been part of the Common Good of the former burgh of Partick. The ground for the park was gif…

Lambhill Stables

Common Good Places

Shops at 53/67 Byres Road
Council Property Ref J59900 Andy Wightman Scottish Commons

Shops at 4/6 Dowanhill Street & 174/182 Dumbarton Road
Council Property Ref J59901 Andy Wightman Scottish Commons

Shops at 407/439 Great Westerm Road
Council property Ref J59902

Shops at 33/37 Riverford Road
Council property Ref J59903

Shops at 254/290 Sauchiehall Street
Council Property Ref J59904

Shops at 254/290 Sauchiehall Street
Council Property Ref J59904