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Newsletter: Glasgow West End Today. Jordanhill plans, on Byres Road & more

Glasgow West End Today
Newsletter: Glasgow West End Today. Jordanhill plans, on Byres Road & more
By Glasgow West End Today • Issue #31 • View online
Another week and another few steps in the road towards a working, living city once more. And thank you for joining us again. Our inbox has been busy with planning matters, business relaunches and exciting schemes. This week we take a news wander from Jordanhill to Maryhill and along Byres Road. Thank you for spreading the word about what we do - Editor.

Derelict student block to make way for townhouses
Douglas House on the former Jordanhill College campus. Image: Google Earth
Douglas House on the former Jordanhill College campus. Image: Google Earth
The building is not listed and it has not been used for some years. But many teachers now who went through Jordanhill College when it was a training centre will be familiar with Douglas House. Cala Homes who bought the site had planned to convert the former accommodation block, but the plans have changed. Find out why.
Art flows again at Hunterian gallery
Works by Jimmy Robert are now on show
Works by Jimmy Robert are now on show
After life was put on hold, the city’s arts and cultural venues are now coming back. The Hunterian Art Gallery is the latest to open its doors to the public with a new exhibition. Tickets have to be pre-booked for timed visits, but it feels so good to be writing about things actually happening in the real world - and not just virtually.
888 Express relaunches with street food offering
Tom Lei at 888 Express on Byres Road
Tom Lei at 888 Express on Byres Road
Byres Road and the West End have been transformed in recent years as places for entertainment and food. Glasgow entrepreneur Tom Lei, who came to the city aged 12 and has lived in the West End ever since, says his relaunched 888 Express embraces the city’s ‘melting pot of cultures’. He told us what he has in store. #sponsoredcontent
£1m land deal in Maryhill to tackle homelessness
How the centre on Shiskine Drive will look
How the centre on Shiskine Drive will look
Homelessness sits uneasily in a modern society. A deal struck between the city council and a leading charity aims to tackle the issue among young people. The innovative project in Maryhill will make a difference to the lives of young people moving from care into adulthood.
Skypark hosts Glasgow International pop-up
Art at Skypark
Art at Skypark
Live art events are kicking off across the city as part of Glasgow International festival. One space where you can see provoking visual works is at the Skypark business venue in Finnieston. Find out what the space has to offer over the next 16 days.
Watership Down classic celebrated in Glasgow
In praise of a children's classic
In praise of a children's classic
Glaswegians love nothing more than a good book, and one of our favourite children’s tales will be getting attention next year. Glasgow University is hosting a conference celebrating 50 years since ‘Watership Down’ was published. Find out why the tale of Hazel and Fiver means so much.
How Kelvin Way could look in 2022?
Run rabbit, run
Run rabbit, run
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