Glaswegians are unconventional and often disrespectful of power. But can they bring together the disparate pieces of the city’s emerging alternative economy and challenge the status quo?
Test Town helps young people to try out their business ideas for real, in empty shops in towns and cities across the UK. This year’s grand final took place in Glasgow’s Saltmarket district, as Kirsty Tait reports
Glasgow is a city built by its people for its people, and a diverse range of projects are creating social and economic change there. Here’s ten of the best:
Frank McAveety became leader of Glasgow council last year for the second time in his career. After almost 30 years in public life in the city, he talks to New Start about solving the ‘Glasgow effect’ and dealing with ‘referendumitis’.
The era of ‘big’ has failed us. The answer is not a return to small-minded protectionism but to a more ‘mixed era’ in which we balance the big and the small, the global and the local, says Robin McAlpine
Bob Holman gave up an affluent lifestyle to live and work alongside the disadvantaged of British society. Since the 1980s he lived in Easterhouse in Glasgow, where he co-founded a neighbourhood charity, Fare. He died in June 2016.