On Wednesday 21 January we are coming to Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow, as part of our massive three year BRICK roadshow to help communities save the local buildings they love.
The Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland estimates that there are around 2,550 listed buildings at risk in Scotland, and there are many more which are unlisted. For the past 18 years, we have worked across Scotland with local community groups on projects from Castletown to Paisley, giving expert support and advice on saving and reusing Scotland's neglected and redundant historic buildings.
A key speaker on the day will be Linda Gillespie, Project Manager at the Development Trusts Association Scotland, who will be talking about asset transfer. Over the years Linda has worked with hundreds of community-led organisations and social enterprises. She has seen first-hand the positive benefits ownership of assets can bring to communities.
Kelly McIntyre, Programme Manager of Community Shares Scotland, will also be speaking. Community shares allow members of the wider community to invest financially in a project, generating funds and creating a sense of local ownership.
There will also be a chance to hear from groups already progressing in their journey to save and reuse locally important buildings. Andrew Johnson, Chair of the Govanhill Baths Community Trust Ltd (GBCT), will talk about GBCT’s plans to refurbish the historic Govanhill Baths into a wellbeing centre. GBCT has appointed The Prince’s Regeneration Trust as project manager to oversee the work and the development of an ambitious programme of community engagement activities. GBCT has already received a development grant of £34k from the Heritage Lottery Fund to take the project forward.
You can book onto the workshop here.