Sunday, 27 August 2017

Mary Barbour Award 2017

There was a special awards ceremony on Friday 25th August in celebration of the life of Mary Barbour. This year, the winner was Sadie Gordon, who has been an activist campaigning on housing and community issues in the North Glasgow area for many years. 

I attended with FASS and a group of Kinship Carers in support of the award nominee, Sadie Prior. I feel it is vital that the contribution of Kinship Carers is recognised.

Front cover of the booklet for the Mary Barbour Awards 2017 

Further information about the awards and the plans for the Mary Barbour Statue can be found at:

For details about F.A.S.S. which supports parents and adult family members affected by or concerned about a loved one's drug or alcohol use, please go to:

Repairs to the wall for Sixty Steps

The repair of the wall at the Sixty Steps at Queen Margaret Road, funded by Glasgow City Council, has been underway since April of this year. 

The works have been completed in time for Doors Open Day Festival 2017, with information available at

View of the repaired wall.

View of the repaired wall.

View of the Sixty Steps.

A community clean up of the Sixty Steps is planned on Saturday 2nd September at 10.30am. Further details at:

40th Anniversary of Community Central Halls

This week, I caught up with the work of Community Central Halls which is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. As a local development trust, it has a wide range of services supporting local residents of all ages. 

Currently, the provision of community services is being expanded for young people. There is a personal development programme provided by the Prince's Trust and they are recruiting for the next team starting on 18th September 2017.

Further details available at: