East End Public Walk, Saturday, 26th April, 1-5pm. Start, Bridgeton Cross‏

FREE PUBLIC WALK IN THE EAST END Saturday, 26th April, 1-5pm (12.45 for 1pm start). Meet at Bridgeton Cross Umbrella, Bridgeton Regeneration is always imposed from above by local councils, government, land developers and property agents. The organisers of the…

Public Housing Meeting, Tuesday 22nd April

THE MEETING THEY TRIED TO BAN! HOUSING IS IN CRISIS: WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT? Public Meeting, Speakers and Discussion: 7-9pm, Tuesday 22nd April, St. Mungo’s Academy, 235 Crownpoint Road, Bridgeton, Glasgow, G40 2RA. All welcome!  The Commonwealth Games 2014…

Housing (and the Red Road Flats) [Primer #4]

Making a Spectacle out of a Crisis: Glasgow’s New Housing Blitzkrieg. The latest from the deranged world of Glasgow City Council and the Commonwealth Games 2014 committee is that five of the remaining high rises at Red Road are going…

Games Monitor on Newsnight Scotland

A member of Glasgow Games Monitor 2014 appeared on Newsnight Scotland last night. The episode will be available on i player for the next six days. View episode here. For those who want more information on the claims we made…

WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY THINKING? GCC ENTER THE TWILIGHT ZONE

  Reposted from the a Thousand Flowers blog. A  Godzilla reboot starring Bryan Cranston may be this summer’s big film, but in Glasgow we won’t have to go as far as the multiplex to see a giant green monster demolishing…

Atos 'Unfit' for the Games [PRIMER #3]

Atos is a French IT and Healthcare company responsible for disability work assessments. The same company is also sponsoring the 2014 Commonwealth Games and providing the accreditation systems, volunteer systems and Games information systems. This primer will provide critical information on…

Video: Atos Unfit for 2014 Petition at Scottish Parliament

Petitioner Sean Clerkin told MSP’s he believed Atos were “contract killers” who were “not fit” to sponsor the 2014 Commonwealth Games, on 18th March 2014. Mr Clerkin’s petition calls for the Scottish Parliament to urge the 2014 Commonwealth Games’ organising committee to…

Housing Meeting Blocked in Bridgeton!

Glasgow Games Monitor 2014 housing meeting blocked by Bridgeton Community Learning Campus (BCLC). The Board of Directors at Bridgeton Community Learning Campus (BCLC) have closed down the joint housing meeting booked by Glasgow Games Monitor 2014 and Unite Community Union for…

'Round Ma Bit - The Gallowgate Twins' Film (2013)

The Whitevale and Bluevale Towers, otherwise known as the Gallowgate Twins, are the tallest buildings in Scotland. Hundreds of people once called them home. Due to years of neglect, they are no longer fit for human habitation, are now almost completely…

Is the East End of Glasgow the new West End of Glasgow?

  Re-posted from the A Thousand Flowers blog. For ten days this July, the east end will become a major hub of activity, as tourists and games goers flock to events at Celtic Park and the neighbouring Emirates Arena. Hundreds…