GLASGOW CITY CENTRE MURAL TRAIL – UPDATE

GLASGOW CITY CENTRE MURAL TRAIL – UPDATE

The award winning 1 City Centre Mural Trail, funded by the City Centre Mural Fund, has continued to grow and attract attention and interest. The much-loved art project has been enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, with enquiries being received from as far as New Zealand, USA and the Middle East and Smug’s recent St Mungo mural receiving well over a million hits on social media in its first few days after unveiling. Hundreds of travel blogs are promoting the mural trail and hugely supportive articles have also assisted in this, including Conde Nast and the New York Times, amongst others.
Glasgow City Centre Mural Trail

The project gained national attention recently with the addition of three new murals celebrating one of Glasgow’s greatest loved comedians, Billy Connolly, on his 75th birthday. The 3 pieces of artwork were created by contemporary Scottish artists John Byrne, Rachel McLean and Jack Vettriano and left their unique mark across the city centre as murals, as shown on BBC Scotland programme Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime. You can find these new murals at Osborne Street (John Byrne) and Dixon Street (Jack Vettriano) and Rachel McLean’s vinyl replica in the Gallowgate.

We are pleased to note that many spin-off benefits of the murals are happening including the development of small businesses who offer walking tours and guidance on the murals and surrounding attractions.
Glasgow City Centre Mural Trail
For people wishing to complete a guided tour of the Mural Trail, Photo Walk Scotland has their Glasgow Street-Art Tour, giving their participants photographic tuition along the way. The tour has 5* accreditation from Visit Scotland and received a Certificate of Excellence 2017 from Trip Advisor.

For further information on guided walking tours of the mural trail: http://www.photowalkscotland.com/

A new Mural Trail smart phone app and website have also been developed.
https://www.citycentremuraltrail.co.uk/

Mural trail booklets can be picked up from a variety of venues including:

  • Gallery of Modern Art
  • Riverside Museum
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery

The Glasgow Building Preservation Trust has invited the Mural Trail to be part of the Doors Open Day since 2015. We will be taking part again with a guided walking tour on 16/17th September 2017. http://glasgowdoorsopenday.com/

PARTNER CONTRIBUTIONS:
Art Pistol

  1. the City Centre mural trail and mural fund project won the Enterprise Award at the 30th annual Arts & Business Scotland Awards in March 2017
HIGH STREET + SALTMARKET: PAST PRESENT POSSIBLE – UPDATE

HIGH STREET + SALTMARKET: PAST PRESENT POSSIBLE – UPDATE

Over the last few weeks, a team from Art Organisation WAVEparticle have been out and about on High Street and Saltmarket chatting with retailers and residents.

The event planned for Saturday 22 July will celebrate the ancient heritage of High Street and Saltmarket, and the living heritage of retailers and residents, some of whom have been on the street for 40+ years. At the same time, we want to look to possible futures for the area.

From 11:00 am on 22 July we will fly one hundred and one flags and standards, reflecting both the rich history and the current life of the oldest line in the city, in parallel to the Merchant City Festival Carnival procession. So thanks to many of you who have already committed to being involved!

We are holding three drop-in sessions where you can come along, meet the team, ask any questions you might have about the event and get involved! These will take place in McChuills Bar, 40 High Street on the following dates:

Thursday 6th July 5.30-7.30
Thursday 13th July 5.30-7.30
Thursday 20th July 5.30-7.30

Everyone is very welcome.

SME WASTE MINIMISATION WORKSHOPS

SME WASTE MINIMISATION WORKSHOPS

Following on from the successful waste minimisation workshops held on the 15 June at The Lighthouse, Glasgow City Council will be hosting a further two workshops, in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficient Scotland (RES) Programme. The workshops will assist businesses in meeting the new requirements of Glasgow City Council’s City Centre Commercial Waste Project and could help make some savings on trade waste.

A range of attending city centre businesses attended the previous workshops – from retail to hospitality – with staff from the RES programme on hand after the workshop who were able to discuss individual requests for support from some of the attendees.

Feedback from the workshop was very positive and all attendees were able to sign up for a waste reduction pack and other useful materials. Presentations from Zero Waste Scotland explained the range of help available, from one-to-one support, to staff engagement toolkits, to access to loans and grant finance.

The next workshop* will be held on the 27 June 2017 at the Mackintosh Unit in St Enoch Centre (1st floor next to Debenhams). You can register to attend on the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/waste-minimisation-workshops-for-smes-tickets-35454313807

*Priority for these workshops will be given to Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME’s), private sector landlords, not-for-profit organisations and charities.

CITY CENTRE COMMERCIAL WASTE PILOT PROJECT WORKSHOPS

CITY CENTRE COMMERCIAL WASTE PILOT PROJECT WORKSHOPS

The Resource Efficient Scotland (RES) programme will be running two workshops* on the 15th and 27th June to assist businesses in meeting the new requirements of Glasgow City Council’s City Centre Commercial Waste Pilot 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.

*Priority for these workshops will be given to Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME’s), private sector landlords, not-for-profit organisations and charities.

Register your attendance online on the following link. Further details will be provided for the workshop on the 27th June (St Enoch Centre) at a later date.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/waste-minimisation-workshop-tickets-35171471819

Partnership contributions:Zero Waste Scotland in partnership with Glasgow City Council

Zero Waste Scotland in partnership with Glasgow City Council

(Y)OUR CENTRAL – EMERGING IDEAS

(Y)OUR CENTRAL – EMERGING IDEAS

Date and Time: Thur 22 June 2017
Drop-in: 12 noon – 9:00pm
Presentations: Workshops at 2.00pm and 6.30pm

Location:
The Lighthouse (Level 4)
11 Mitchell Lane
Glasgow
G1 3NU

Following the Setting the Agenda Event in May, the Emerging Ideas event on 22 June will allow you to review initial ideas, help refine proposals and inform a prioritised action plan for a new Central District Regeneration Framework. Drop-in at The Lighthouse (Level 4) anytime from 12noon til 9pm on Thursday 22 June to share your ideas and help shape the regeneration of (Y)our Central over the next 10 years. Come along to presentations and workshops at 2pm and 6.30pm to review and refine the Emerging Ideas.

Sign-up:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/glasgow-city-centre-districts-regeneration-frameworks-consultants-10960498156