Glasgow City Council has taken an innovative approach to the issue of vacant land and one which it believes brings benefits not only to local people and neighbourhoods but developers and land owners as well.
Communities across Glasgow are benefiting from a small grants programme to help them temporarily take on and breathe new life into sites which are currently stalled or unused.
In partnership with Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) the Council has support available, up to the value of £2500, for community groups as part of the Community Support for Stalled Spaces Initiative.
Over 40 projects have been assisted across the City so far including:
This amounts to 13 hectares brought back into temporary use, the equivalent of 17 full size football pitches.