Stow Building — Consultation Event — Thursday 30th March

The Glasgow School of Art will be presenting the plans for their recently acquired Stow Building on Shamrock Street (previously Stow College).

The current schedule is for the building to open to students for the 2018/19 academic year, becoming the home to the GSA’s School of Fine Art.

The event itself is 6 – 8pm, Thursday 30th March, in the Reid Building auditorium. To confirm a place you will want to visit Eventbrite to make a booking:

or alternatively call 0141 353 4500.

This is a great opportunity for our community to hear directly from the GSA how things are progressing. Here is the presentation given to the Community Council earlier this year:

Presentation to Garnethill Community Council 170214

For more details take a look at the GSA’s own page for this event:

and the letter given out to residents

Community Consultation invite

If you can spare an hour for this event you will not be disappointed!








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Garnethill Community Council – February 2017

Our February Community Council meeting will take place 7:30pm Tuesday 14th February in the Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street.

The main topic of the discussion is likely to be the GSA plans for the Stow Building and Mackintosh Building which we are fortunate to have within our Garnethill Community.

Please see the CC agenda and the GSA website for further details:



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Garnethill Community Council – January 2017

The first 2017 meeting of  Garnethill Community Councillors will take place 7:30pm Tuesday 10th January in the Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street.

The draft agenda is:

1. Apologies
2. Previous Minutes
3. CCTV for Garnethill
4. Police Report
5. Matters Arising
6. Secretary’s Report
7. Treasurer’s Report
8. Glasgow City Councillors’ Reports
9. A.O.C.B.
10. Date of Next Meeting (Tuesday 14th February 2017)


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How To Stay Young … in Garnethill

The Casting producer of a new series of a BBC One show called How to Stay Young has approached our wee Garnethill Community in Glasgow to see if any of us would potentially be interested in taking part in a new series of their show.

htsy-flyerHere is a brief explanation of the show and what we are looking to do.

BBC One’s How To Stay Young is back. This time the shows presenters Angela Rippon and Dr Chris Van Tulleken are on a mission to find out how we can make ourselves both look and feel younger so that we can live longer healthier lives.

Would you say you are ageing well? Do you think you look your age? Did you know that what we look like on the outside doesn’t always reflect how our body is functioning on the inside. Lifestyle, diet, and genes play a huge part in how you age. In fact, the date on your birth certificate doesn’t tell scientists nearly as much as your Biological Age. We are all getting older but we don’t all have to feel as old as we sometimes do.

It’s not too late! The How to Stay Young team are looking for a group of 8-10 people to show how you can turn back the clock and feel younger. Using the latest scientific research on ageing, we are going to create a bespoke lifestyle plan to help everyone get their bodies back on track by attempting to slow down the ageing process. Our aim is to show our lucky groups how to bring their biological age more in line with their DOB in just 12 weeks.

So, we are looking for a group of 8-10 people from the same community how could enjoy and benefit from being part of the show. The age range we are looking at would ideally be between 35-70 with a good mix of backgrounds and personalities. I suppose what is key, is that we people who will motivate and support each other through the process and also be willing adopt and enjoy the lifestyle changes.

It’s a really fab programme and I really believe that is would be an amazing project for any community to be involved in. So please do pass on this info to anyone you think may be interested. We are going to be looking to speak to anyone who is interest in the first couple weeks in January with the view to start the project in February. Ideally it would be great to speak to people as soon as possible (isn’t it always the way!)

Here is the link to clips from the last series, which is slightly different in terms of content as it doesn’t include the community element but our show will be the same in terms of tone. We want this to be a warm and positive show that inspires and empowers.

If you need any further info just let me know and I will get it straight over to you.
Finally, I have attached a flyer and a jpg of the flyer in case you would like to share it on social media or send it on to anyone else.

Thank you for your time and have a lovely Christmas and a very happy new year!

Many thanks

Sally Thomson – McDermott
Casting Producer, How To Stay Young
BBC Scotland, 40 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland, G51 1DA

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Once in a Blue Moon …

Celebrating the season and the elements this Sunday in Garnethill Park from 5.30 – 7.30 pm:

Fancy dress is optional & pumpkin lantern optional too,
GSA choir,
Project Cafe soup,
& more

Itinerary (all times approximate)

5.00 pm Light the fire
5.25 pm SheBoom kick off the event with a rousing number to call the people of Garnethill to the park
5.35 pm sowing the seeds of abundance and sparking the good intentions
6.00 pm GSA choir perform
6.15 pm Fancy dress parade
6.30 pm Flexible space for planting, impromptu voices ….
6.45 pm GSA choir perform
7.00 pm: SheBoom perform
7.20 pm: The piper from the Universe plays the finale

Ongoing: Food; Fire Service community involvement; Lin’s lantern workshop; Sending good intentions into the fire; seed planting; fancy dress admiration.

Join when, what and where you can!





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Garnethill Community Council – October 2016

This month’s meeting of Garnethill Community Councillors will take place 7:30pm Tuesday 11th October in the Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street.

Following the AGM there will be a Police report, discussion of local issues, and reports from the City Councillors.


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Missing Maps Garnethill – 6pm Tuesday 20th September


You + Laptop + MissingMaps = Making a Difference

The principal objective is to map the most vulnerable places in the developing world, in order that international and local NGOs and individuals can use the maps and data to better respond to crises affecting these areas.


Collaborate with others and map the world a better place …


… so please remember to book your place at the Project Café 🙂



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