Pollokshields Heritage was formed in 1992 as a local conservation and amenity society. It supports the policy embodied in the Glasgow Local Plan for Pollokshields / Dumbreck. It aims to encourage development which enhances the fabric of the neighbourhood and to promote the maintenance of the character and quality of this unique garden suburb and tenement conservation areas.
The society is registered with the Scottish Civic Trust, a federation of ca.150 similar amenity groups throughout Scotland. Pollokshields Heritage is a charity registered in Scotland (no.SC030101). It is politically non-aligned and membership is open to all who support its aims. There is no joining fee but all donations are greatly appreciated and help to fund the organisation and its commitments. Currently a Tree Survey is being carried out throughout the whole of Pollokshields in association with Glasgow City Council's Landscape Section.
The society has also instigated a Glasgow-wide forum of conservation and amenity societies, including the Friends of Glasgow West, the Strathbungo Society, the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland (Strathclyde Branch), the Glasgow Architecture Committee, the Alexander Thomson Society, and the Merchant City Civic Society, concerned to raise the profile of conservation and standards of future development throughout the city.
And together with representatives from Pollokshaws, Shawlands, Strathbungo, Pollokshaws and Mansewood, is pursuing a 'Glasgow 1999' community initiative to revitalise the River Cart, a major artery in the evolution of Glasgow's south side.
Our newsletter is now available on-line.
Have a look at - Our Aims Our Constitution Our last AGM report The Conversions of Pollokshields
Cart blanche & The Cart River Conference Report