The people of Woodside, Firhill
and Hamiltonhill are being asked to help
shape the future of their community during a special series of
design workshops at Firhill Stadium.
Everyone is welcome to come along and share their ideas.
From Thursday 4 February - Saturday 7
February local residents will have the chance to work
alongside an expert design team on the next stage of the ongoing
transformation of North Glasgow but it's not all business; a
complementary cultural programme, featuring the work of local
school children and artists, will ensure there's something for
A wide range of agencies, community groups and local
representatives are involved including Glasgow City Council; The
Scottish Government; NHS Scotland; Scottish Canals; Partick Thistle
Football Club; local housing associations and others.
Throughout the four-day event; evolving ideas and concepts will
be further refined before being showcased in an exhibition held on
the final day.
The 'Charrette' approach, which has been devised by the Scottish
Government, has already proven successful in unlocking regeneration
opportunities across Scotland (including Port Dundas and Bowling
Basin) and the partners behind this week's event are confident it
will have a positive impact.
Community Empowerment Minister Marco Biagi
"This innovative approach gives people and local agencies a
voice in informing proposals for quality regeneration and
sustainable development. The charrette is an important tool to give
everyone a chance to participate in building a new vision for the
future of Woodside, Firhill and Hamiltonhill.
Scottish Canals Chief Executive Steve Dunlop said on
behalf of the partners:
"Scottish Canals is delighted to be involved in the design
workshop for Woodside, Firhill and Hamiltonhill; the Forth and
Clyde Canal is at the heart of this area and events such as this
show how Scotland's waterways can be used to help bring partners,
funders and people together to make a real difference to the
communities along their banks.
"I'd encourage anyone who lives, works, studies or runs a
business in the area to come along to Firhill Stadium help shape
what happens in their local community."
Bailie Liz Cameron, Executive Member for Jobs and the
Economy at Glasgow City Council, said:
"Over the recent past there have been a number of regeneration
projects along the canal and in the North Quarter, and this trend
is set to continue in the next few years. I would ask that
everyone who has a stake in the canal corridor comes along to this
event next week."