Waste Management Scheme

The BID has embarked on a waste management scheme with Commercial Waste Supplier, NWH, to deal with the problem of fly-tipping on Saracen Street. Black bin bags piled high around public litter bins has become a daily problem, and not just an eyesore but a magnet for vermin. In May 2021, we issued free commercial… Continue reading Waste Management Scheme

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Shop Local

A national Scotland Loves Local campaign was rolled out by Scottish Government over 2020 to celebrate the role of local shopping areas and support small businesses. The pandemic highlighted the important role of local communities with local high streets becoming the primary destination for family essentials and daily exercise. With financial support from the Scotland… Continue reading Shop Local

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Canal Heritage

Supported by the Canal Coop’s Heritage Lottery Project the BID has been able to draw attention to the heritage of Saracen Street with a new logo inspired by the street’s retail history and a series of heritage postcards. The postcards encourage the sharing of stories and photographs via the BID’s social media platforms and an… Continue reading Canal Heritage

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Remaking Saracen Campaign

Maeve Redmond, a Glasgow based designer, created the Remaking Saracen brand by looking into the history and heritage of Saracen Street. Take a look at Maeve’s thinking in preparing the brand here: Maeve has had a keen interest in the area and particularly the Saracen Foundry, with a permanent exhibition on the subject and the… Continue reading Remaking Saracen Campaign

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Town Centre Action Fund

With support from the Town Centre Fund, a Scottish Government scheme run through Glasgow City Council, a number of shop fronts on Saracen Street are being refurbished. Murray Russell Architects has designed the scheme which reflects the street’s retail heritage. The following property owners are part of the first phase of the scheme: David Kinlcoch… Continue reading Town Centre Action Fund

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Covid-19 Support for Business

As a Business Improvement District, we supported local businesses to make applications for government support through the lockdown. It was great to see many of you re-open as guidelines allowed. It was also heartening to see many third sector agencies and charities turn to local traders for essential food and medicine packs alongside pamper packs,… Continue reading Covid-19 Support for Business

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