On Tuesday 28th September (yesterday), Margaret Jaconelli was given 48 hours to leave her premises before being evicted. Margaret has vowed to fight on for a fair deal rather than accept the risible £30,000 she has been offered for her…

Finally the press have taken an interest in Margaret Jaconelli’s case. No surprise that The Herald and The Evening Times – the propaganda wing of the Labour party in Glasgow – have nothing to say. So  we only have The Daily Express – Tories…

“Just a person in a wee flat”: Being Displaced by the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow’s East End. This is an abridged and edited transcript of an interview with Margaret conducted in her home, in January 2009, by Libby Porter. The…

On Friday August 21st, those Dalmarnock homeowners and shop-owners in the way of development for the Commonwealth Games Village will be made homeless through eviction orders by Glasgow City Council. No compensation price for their properties has been agreed –…

    The National Arena – a new £12 million, 12,000-seater venue due to host the gymnastics and netball finals, and the international broadcast centre during CG2014 – has received a £40 million bail-out to avoid “mothballing” and financial collapse by…

Interview with Billy Gold, publican of the ‘Heilan Jessie’ (Gallowgate), about the Barras Market area and Calton. What has happened historically in the East End? The east end has been abandoned for years and years, and even from the view…

Could the model for the ‘regeneration’ of the Barras Market be the closure of Paddy’s Market? Stigmatisation, as we suggest in the prevous article, is often the first stage of gentrification, and the article reproduced here by Gordon MacGregor in the Scottish Review shows how…

Plans are afoot to “rebrand” the “closure-threatened” Barras Market as a “specialist destination”; with the Barrowlands music venue as the “trump card” in City Council plans to ‘regenerate’ the area. In the plans, the Barras cafes, stalls and pubs would…

In November the games organisers told us that the budget was increasing from £373 million to £454 millon. Now the budget has been increased again to an estimated £523.6 million – a 40% increase from the original estimate. The first increase was…

A recently published report by Gerry McCartney et al in the  British Medical Journal (BMJ 2010; 340: c2369) has cast serious doubt on the potential health benefit ‘legacy’ of the Commonwealth Games 2014. Their report analysed fifty-four studies assessing the health and socioeconomic impacts of…