The first edition of the High Street Area Strategy is now available – online and in various locations on the High Street/Saltmarket. The newsletter will be produced bi-annually and will prove updates on what’s going on on the street, what’s coming up and what you can get involved in.

This month’s features include:

  • An update on the Independent Retail Fund – including insight from one of High Street’s retailers on why he applied for the fund
  • Meet the Street – this edition meets The Divine Hag, an aromatherapy shop based in the Saltmarket
  • An update on GHA’s tenement repairs
  • Past Present Possible – an upcoming opportunity for retailers and residents to get involved in a creative project on the street
  • Strathclyde University’s architecture students working in partnership with GCC and the Greyfriars Gardeners to help design a new garden

You can download the newsletter here or if you would like physical copies of the newsletter for your shop please contact



Like many other metropolitan cities throughout the world, Glasgow and some of its most vulnerable citizens face challenging times. Throughout the city, a range of services is available for those most in need. Individuals can receive a variety of support including; chaplaincy, education advice, outreach support, Healthcare provision meals, clothes and washing facilities.

We all have a part to play to help those most in need, and we would encourage you to share this information across your networks.

Here are just some of the services provided throughout the city:

Out of Hours Homelessness Services: If you are homeless and need a service then between the hours of 4:45 pm and 11 pm

  • Single males/females should attend Glasgow City Mission, 20 Crimea Street, Glasgow, G2 8PW
  • Women and families with children should phone this number – 0800 838 502

City Centre Response Team: Contact numbers are 0141 276 7400 and 0141 287 2761.

The City Centre response Team is a uniformed service who are here to help you. They have distinctive black and yellow around their caps and can make emergency phone calls on your behalf.

RSVP: Contact number: 0800 027 7466 – Free of charge, available 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 8am-11pm. A street outreach service to help and support people sleeping rough (or at risk of) to access accommodation and any other services appropriate to their needs.

Hunter Street Health Services: Contact Details: 0141 553 2801. 55 Hunter Street, G4 0UP.

Hunter Street provides homeless people in Glasgow with a full range of healthcare services, including addiction support.

Homeless GP 9am – 5pm, Drop-in 2pm-4pm.
Homeless Addiction Team (Drop-In Service) 1:30pm – 4pm

Homeless Health Nursing Team (Drop-in Service) 9:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 4pm.

Turning Point Glasgow: Contact details: 0141 420 6969. 123 West Street, Tradeston, G5 8BA.

24-hour substance misuse service offering Needle Exchange, advice and assessment to our 12 unit bedded residential unit.

Glasgow City Mission: Contact Details: 0141 221 2630. 20 Crimea St, Glasgow G2 8PW.

Advice and support for homeless and vulnerable people, including food, clothes, showers, activities, IT and advocacy, also an International Café.

Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 10 pm.

Evening meals served 7.30pm

Open Saturday 4 pm – 8 pm for activities and food.

Lodging House Mission: Contact details: 0141 552 0285. 35 East Campbell Street Glasgow G1 5DT.

Provides, food, activities, chaplaincy, education and support.

Seven days a week – 8 am – 3 pm, 264 days per year (closed New Year’s Day).

For more information on this, please see link below.

Coming Soon – Street Change Glasgow.

The essence of Street Change Glasgow is to provide an alternative to assist members of the public in making an informed choice when considering making donations.

All money donated to Street Change Glasgow will be utilised to assist those participating in on-street begging, those most in need and what their requirements are to move on to a positive destination.

Soon you will be able to donate via contactless points within the city centre and online. Your efforts will help to provide training for a job, tickets to travel for interviews, for a deposit for a flat, to provide furnishing for a flat, assist with utility bills or economic emergencies which could lead to people feeling they have to participate in begging.

However, it is not just about money. Your time, skills and more are also needed. If your organisation could provide training opportunities or would like to become Street Change Ambassadors and help promote the initiative within your organisation, we would be pleased to talk to you.

Street Change Glasgow will be led by a multi-agency partnership approach, involving third sector, public sector and private sector. This wide scope approach gives the best opportunity to provide a wide variety of services for those who are most in need.

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CSF Magazine has published a video and article about Glasgow’s Mural Trail. Written by Josh Carmichael, the article makes the point that when we travel to another country, we make a point of doing all the so-called ‘touristy’ stuff. We do this because when we travel, it is nice to see the things in another country that have significance and we like to remember them.

We do this so frequently that it is easy to overlook the attractions in our own city. You may well know all of the obvious attractions in Glasgow like the Riverside Museum and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. However, the one attraction that has been in front of you in recent times is one that is spread all across the city. That is, of course, the Glasgow Mural Trail.

You can read the whole article here but do watch the video below.