Kezia Kinder: Slum landlords still blight Govanhill - it's why I had to move out
Writer and former Govanhill resident Kezia Kinder explains why poverty and slum housing in the area induce stress, anxiety and poor public health
LAST month, I moved out of Govanhill. I left a dingy flat rented out by what you could loosely describe as a slum landlord, to a small flat in leafy Cathcart. The difference already is incredible; I no longer walk down the street with my keys between my fingers as a makeshift weapon; my heart-rate doesn't increase with fear when I walk into the close, and I no longer breath a sigh of relief when I'm safely inside.
Urban Agriculture: Grassroots solution to food scarcity - or a gateway to gentrification?
In the north of Glasgow, a community growing project has emerged where previously there was only a ‘food desert’, providing a dignified way to tackle poverty – but can such projects also be free labour for developers to exploit regeneration for commercial value?
Stacey Anderson and Natali Milligan: How we're building food solidarity in Castlemilk
Contributing to our special week of coverage on the right to food, Stacey Anderson and Natali Milligan from Women Against Capitalism in Castlemilk explain why they are organising a local event on 13 April based around sharing food
CASTLEMILK Share and Care isn't about helping folk (although it is) its not dishing out charity or handing anything down.
Watch: Campaigners demand emergency accommodation for asylum seekers
Asylum seekers and supporters demand rights to emergency accommodation for those facing destitution
HOUSING and asylum rights campaigners in Glasgow have demanded the city council supply emergency accommodation to refugees facing destitution.
FilmSpace: Fugue; Metal Heart; Love Movie
In the final set of reviews from the 15th Glasgow Film Festival, film critic Scott Wilson watches Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s second movie, a story of twin sisters left alone for the summer which lacked sincerity, and a film school project about pregnancy
Fugue - ★★★☆☆