The Bowling Green is home to several exciting projects that benefit our local community and we’re working to develop even more. We’ll be updating this page with new projects and programmes as we create them and you’ll also find useful links to other Pollokshields projects as well.
SoulRiders is a community-led organisation working towards creating stronger, healthier, more active lives through cycling. South-side based they now have a container on site at the Bowling Green where they will be progressing an e-cargo bikes delivery and collection project for the local community. Find out more about their work:
Urban Roots empowers local people to make choices and lifestyle changes that are beneficial for them, their communities and the environment. They have begun conversations with local volunteers about creating a community garden at the Bowling Green and recently completed traditional scything of the grass which was long overdue a cut! Learn more about Urban Roots on their website:
YCSA is hosting its wonderful summer programme at the Bowling Green. We are absolutely thrilled that we were able to provide them with an outdoor space suitable for their group. They provide fantastic services for young people and we’re hoping to develop more youth activities with them. You can learn more about the great work of YCSA on their website:
We’re part of the Glasgow Community Energy project. This project is in its early stages and to help bring renewable energy to public buildings in Pollokshields we have an agreement to supply Glendale Schools, and the Bowling Green café & meeting room. We hope to extend this to a refurbished clubhouse in due course.
We will also power the SoulRiders facility at the Bowling Green where they will maintain electric cargo bikes as well as recycling food waste into fertiliser, aiding a circular economy. We are installing solar panels on the roofs. Not only will the power be renewable, all profits from the project will be used to maintain the Bowling Green.
There are lots of fantastic projects that are active in Pollokshields and around the Bowling Green that you may not know about. We’ve created this list to showcase other exciting projects and organisations that we’re not directly involved in but we know they are important to the local community. If you’re a local project or organisation that would like added to this list, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Glendale Women’s Café runs in line with the Glendale Schools. They offer a warm and welcoming place for all women in our community to come together, learn new skills, get involved in what is happening locally, relax with a cup of tea, get information and meet friends. Find out how you can get involved.
The Community Council provides another voice for the Pollokshields community and to scrutinise the actions of public bodies and institutions. All members are volunteers who give their time to promote the well-being of Pollokshields as a place to live and work. To find out more about their work and current projects visit their website.
Run by volunteers for nearly 40 years, the Nan McKay Community Hall has a comprehensive programme that brings together resources to improve the quality of life for all the residents of Pollokshields, both young and elderly. There is a happy atmosphere with lots of groups and classes available to all.