Shettleston Community Growing Project

Roseanna Cunningham MSP

From Shettleston Housing Association News April 2011

 

On Tuesday March 15th 2011, the new Shettleston Community Growing Project (SCGP) site at Eckford Street was formally opened by the Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Roseanna Cunningham MSP.

 

Despite the cold and wet conditions, over 100 people came along to the event, including many of the project members, partner organisations and neighbours from both Tollcross and Shettleston.

 

SCGP is a partnership project led by residents in the Shettleston and Tollcross area and assisted by Shettleston Housing Association and Glasgow City Council’s Greenspace Team. The project was made possible by a grant of over £172,000 from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund, with an £18,700 contribution from Glasgow City Council’s Development and Regeneration Service and the Shettleston Area Budget.

 

Speaking at the event, the Minister said: “The Shettleston Community Growing Project is a fantastic example of people working together to make a real difference to their local and national environment and I’m sure it will be at the centre of community life for years to come.

 

“Locally the benefits are there for all to see, with people getting the opportunity to grow their own food while developing their skills and creating a more sustainable community by transforming this piece of land.”