Past, Present, Possible 2 will officially launch this weekend with an event on 30 November 2019.

This event will take place on St Andrews Street between 5 – 8pm. It is a unique outdoor screening of a film by WAVEparticle that celebrates the oldest line in the City – featuring a reflection on the rich history of High Street and Saltmarket, alongside portraits of, and interviews with, people who live and work on the street, exploring ideas of how to help make this a great line through the area compromising the eight original streets of the city. Everyone is welcome!

Refreshments will be provided by Brave Bakers and Obsession of India.

Past, Present, Possible is part of the High Street Area Strategy and the launch event is the start of a conversation on how we can view the street creatively. If you want to get involved in the future of the project please email

Pat Present Possible Flyer



The City Council’s Planning Service would like feedback on the Draft City Centre Strategic Development Framework 2050 which hopes to set out a plan for how space should be used and what it should be used for. This will guide developers and shape the evolution of the City Centre. The document can be found here [7.3 MB PDF].

The Framework is one of six such documents being prepared as part of the City Development Plan and we would like your input. The Framework identifies key points of interest for the centre that respond to local issues and potential opportunities. The plan is to make our city more Vibrant, Liveable, Connected, Green and Resilient. The goal is to make the centre more people-friendly, an attractive place to live, work, visit and to invest in, as well as improving the centre’s green infrastructure and its capability to deal with the pressures arising from climate change. We would like you to have your say on the future of the City Centre. Your local knowledge is needed to build a city centre for all.

The consultation period runs from Wednesday 6 November until Friday 17 January 2020 during which time the document will be available on the Council’s Consultation Hub. Comments can be made via the Hub or directly to For further information, please contact Fiona Campbell, DRS, Planning & Building Standards on 0141 287 8547.



Over the coming weeks and months, there will be a variety of autism-friendly events taking place around Glasgow. As part of the overall Autism Aware initiative, the offers available have vastly improved for those with autism that live, work or visit the city.

Some of the events this year are as follows;

The GFT:
Take 2 Access: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (PG)
Saturday 7 December (12.00)

Film content: moderate fantasy threat, mild violence and scary scenes.
Ticketing link:

Access Film Club: Gremlins (12A)
Tuesday 10 December (Film begins: 18.00)

Film content: moderate violence and fantasy horror
Ticketing link:
Further information can be found on their website.

Irn–Bru Carnival:
On Tuesday 31st December 2019 from 11am onwards and Tuesday 7th January 2020 from 4pm onwards, the Irn–Bru carnival will host autism aware sessions. During these sessions, music will be switched off, or played at a low volume and rides will be slower where possible. Additionally, the main hall lights will be turned on. Furthermore, quiet areas will also be accessible during these sessions.
For the first hour of these events, visitors with autism and sensory disorders will have the opportunity to enjoy what is on offer without any queues or crowds, as the general public will not have access during this hour. However, the other procedures in place, i.e, reduced music and lights will remain in place for two hours. Once the two hours are up, the main hall lights will steadily be dimmed and the music will gradually increase and rides will return to their regular speed.
Further information can be found on their website.

Glasgow Science Centre:
The Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) has its own monthly autism-friendly hours. The time schedule for these monthly autism hours is 09:00 – 11:00. During these hours the sound will be lowered and the lights will be dimmed. After 11, these will return to their original levels. On your arrival GSC will provide a map which identifies areas of their exhibition floor where you will find:

  • Noisy exhibits
  • Sensory experiences
  • Quiet spaces
  • Toilets

Future dates are as follows:

  • 17th November 2019
  • 15th December 2019
  • 19th January 2020

Further information can be found on their website.

St Enoch Centre:
Santa Claus will be visiting St Enoch and setting a dedicated time to support children with learning difficulties and sensory challenges such as autism.
Quiet Santa sessions will be held from 10am to 10.40am on Sunday 1st / 8th / 15th / 22nd December
The dedicated 5 minutes slots are free however the centre will be collecting during the event on behalf of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

Christmas Markets:
George Square Christmas Market will have a quiet room available for individuals with autism and sensory disorders. In addition, St Enoch Shopping Centre have their very own accessible quiet room which visitors to the St Enoch Christmas market are more than welcome to use.
You can find out more about Autism Aware Glasgow here –