The Resource Efficient Scotland (RES) programme will be running two workshops on Wednesday 7th March and Wednesday 14th March 2018 to assist businesses in meeting the new requirements of Glasgow City Council’s City Centre Commercial Waste Project.
RES is a programme delivered by Zero Waste Scotland which provides a one-stop-shop for businesses in Scotland to make better use of resources – whether energy, water or raw materials. A range of help is available, from one-to-one support to staff engagement toolkits, to access to loans and grant finance.
The workshops will offer the opportunity to:
learn more about the upcoming changes and how it may affect your business
learn how businesses can manage their waste better, recycle more and often save money
find out about the 1-2-1 support available to SME’s and potential funding for waste prevention equipment
prepare for the changes using tried-and-tested techniques, best practice examples, and free tools and templates
meet and share experiences with other businesses
Staff from the Resource Efficient Scotland programme will also be on hand after the workshop to discuss any individual requests for support from attendees.
To register your place on the workshop, please follow the below links:
Local groups and organisations across Glasgow are invited to submit proposals for temporary activation of any stalled or underused spaces in the city. We are looking for projects that are innovative and socially engaged and ideas that can breathe life into stalled spaces and create a positive impact on an area.
Funding is available from a minimum of £1,000 to a maximum of £4,500. The closing date for applications in Monday 26 March 2018 at 17:00 hours.
As part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal funding, Glasgow City Council is investing approximately £115 million within the city centre to deliver on the Enabling Infrastructure- Integrated Public Realm (EIIPR) programme, more commonly known as the Avenues.
UPDATE: On Sauchiehall Street, between Charing Cross and Rose Street/Blythswood Street the new Avenue will deliver immediate improvements to the general physical environment, introduce pedestrian and cycle infrastructure, green infrastructure, extended pedestrian space, reduced motor vehicle space, and respond directly to a wide range of strategic objectives. Further updates will be uploaded as and when available. The phasing is shown in the plan below and this is also downloadable as a PDF. [513kB]
Glasgow Film Theatre, situated on Rose Street, hosts its regular Movie Memories, a classic and contemporary film event in a safe and social setting. The event presents a variety of film screenings designed especially for people experiencing early to mid-stages of dementia, their carers and/or families to socialise in a safe and welcoming environment. Alongside a programme of multi-arts entertainment, visitors can enjoy a wide range of films ranging from 1963’s The Pink Panther to A Kind of Seeing: Glasgow Life.
The screening is part of a wider event organised in collaboration with University College London’s research project, Remembering 1960s British Cinema-going. The project aims to encourage the sharing of memories of cinema going to build understanding and experience. In the GFT, the Glasgow project team invite members of the audience to share their own memories in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.
On 26 November 2017, Glasgow held its annual Style Mile Christmas Carnival heralding the launch of the festive shopping campaign. The event saw an afternoon of street theatre and performance, arts events and a highly visual carnival procession with almost 600 performers taking part!
This year’s theme was The Gift of Christmas with the front of the parade led by the Lord Provost, Manager of St Enoch Centre Anne Ledgerwood and Lydia Yilmaz, a 4 year old patient from Glasgow Children’s Hospital Schiehallion ward.
There was a variety of groups taking part from North, East, South and West of the city including Mount Florida Primary School, Samba Ya Bamba Youth Group, Bridgeton Community Learning and the Knightswood School of Dance.
This year was full of amazing performances, thrilling costumes and enchanting acts; a definite date for your annual festive calendar.
Two of Glasgow City Council’s partners in the Autism Friendly City Centre project are ensuring that this Christmas is a time to be enjoyed by all!
Both the Riverside Museum and St Enoch Centre are highlighting their commitment to creating an inclusive, family friendly experience for people with autism and their families and giving a taste of things to come following our official launch in April. Details below.
The Riverside Museum
The Riverside museum invite you to join in our Christmas fun this December, from free children’s fairground rides, to markets on our old street and the arrival of a famous Batmobile!
We want this special time of year to be enjoyed by everyone. We will be opening early for children and young people who prefer a calmer, less crowded environment. Children can try out the rides, see the Batmobile and explore the whole museum. The Riverside Museum comfort zone will be available as a quiet space. Our neighbour the Tall Ship will be offering a quiet hour.
Sunday 3rd December 2017
Tall Ship quiet hour
Riverside Museum early opening
St Enoch Centre
For younger members of the family, the sound of sleigh bells at St. Enoch Centre can only mean one thing… Santa has arrived in Glasgow to take up residence in his magical Christmas Grotto. Located outside Debenhams on the first floor of the mall, Santa’s Grotto officially opens on the weekend of the 11th and 12th of November and will be open daily from Thursday 16th November right through until Christmas Eve. A visit to the Grotto costs £5.00 and every little guest will receive a special Christmas gift from Santa in person.
The Grotto will also be running selected quiet hour slots this year, designed for customers with autism who want to visit Santa.
These slots can be booked by calling the Customer Services Desk on 0141 204 3900. Please note that only Quiet Hour slots can be booked using this number.