Glasgow: 10 ideas for change

Neilston Development Trust campaigns to buy the town’s former bank 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: 1. Neilston Development Trust: Buy the local bank: In 2005, when a campaign to prevent the closure of Neilston’s only bank failed, the community was one of the first to use Right to Buy legislation to purchase the building. The Neilston Development Trust was formed and set up home in the former bank once the purchase was completed. It was re-opened in 2011 and runs a café as well as a series of local services, campaigns and activities. 2. Sistema Scotland: Big Noise Govanhill: Building resilience through music: The El Sistema orchestra movement began in Venezuela in 1975 and has since spread throughout the world. It … (To read more, subscribe below)

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Clare Goff

Clare Goff

Clare Goff is editor of New Start magazine

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