Inspiring Communities

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Inspiring Communities


Learn about what local people across Glasgow are already doing to make their city greener and healthier.

  • Shettleston Community Growing Project
    This new allotment has 50 raised beds or plots, a communal fruit bed, seven hot houses, a wildflower meadow, and a communal area for workshops and open days. The beds have been constructed using top quality, sustainable Scottish larch, which has an estimated lifespan of over 20 years. Elsewhere, recycled timber has been used for the shelter area, which also has a green roof that collects rainwater, transferring it into recycled whisky barrels where 8000 litres can be used for irrigating the beds. Individuals, families, schools or community groups are able to apply for a plot and everything they grow in it will be for their own consumption.
    Link to: Shettleston Community Growing Project information


  • Woodlands Community Garden and Energy Awarness Hub

    This community project is a space of learning, growing, composting, recycling, saving energy and making low carbon lifestyle choices, as well as a place to come and take a break from city life.
    Link to: Woodlands Community Garden and Energy Awarness Hub


  • Stalled Spaces
    Glasgow City Council has been promoting the installation of temporary landscaping on vacant sites. The city has taken an innovative approach which it believes will bring benefits not only local people and neighbourhoods but to developers and land owners as well.
    Link to: Stalled Spaces Information