Welcome to Christmas 2021

Welcome to Merchant City & Trongate Community Council (MCTCC) – your Community Council, at the heart of Glasgow, and a warm welcome to our website, whether this is your first visit or you’re a regular visitor. We hope you find something of interest – as well as the latest news affecting our community, we have links to COVID-19 resources, a local services directory and a gallery showcasing the Merchant City & Trongate areas of Glasgow.

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Next Meeting

  • Community Council Meeting – November 2021
    Everyone in the Merchant City & Trongate community is invited to join us for our last meeting of 2021, to be held via Zoom.  AGENDA 1. Welcome by Vice Chair (Tam Coyle)2. Passing of MCTCC Treasurer Gerald Hirst3. Minutes of the 26th October meeting, approval and action points4. Report on those issues forwarded to the […]

Latest News

  • Prepare your homes for Winter – from Scottish Water
    Scottish Water is encouraging customers in communities across Scotland to prepare their homes for winter.   Their winter advice advises anyone with a home, holiday home or business premises to take action to heat, insulate and protect their properties. Visit www.scottishwater.co.uk/winter where you can find winter information, films and advice.  Further information can be found online about your pipework responsibilities, visit www.scottishwater.co.uk/responsibility Follow […]
    Make safety a priority this Bonfire Night. In the run up to 5th November, Glasgow City Council (GCC), Scottish Fire and Rescue and Police Scotland are committed to keeping communities safe around 5th November. Similarly to last year, annual organised bonfire events across Glasgow have been cancelled. Unauthorised bonfires and firework displays have resulted in […]
  • Public Consultation – New Primary School (City South)
    At the City Administration Committee on 21 October 2021, approval was given from all parties, to proceed with a public consultation to seek opinions on the proposed new primary school to be situated on the south-side of the city, but would also serve part of the city centre. Glasgow City Council has launched its consultation in […]
  • Reporting Problems with the My Glasgow App
    If you have a smartphone, the quickest way to report problems in Glasgow, such as overflowing bins, missed bin collections, fly tipping, etc., is to use the MyGlasgow app – its available for both iOS and Android. You can pinpoint the location, take photos, and you’ll get an email when the problem is resolved. Apple: […]
  • St Enoch Masterplan published
    A Masterplan for the future of St Enoch has been published. Consultation event 1st and 2nd October online and in the centre. https://st-enoch.com/masterplan/

Latest Planning News

  • Reminder – St Enoch Masterplan Consultation Event this Friday and Saturday
    Just a reminder that the team behind the St Enoch Masterplan are holding a consultation event in the centre this Friday and Saturday between 10am and 3pm. You’ll find an exhibition in the unit next to Millie’s Cookies on the ground floor, where you can leave feedback. If you visit their webpage during the same […]
  • Meet Our Waterfront Drop-in Session
    Meet Our Waterfront is a project commissioned by Glasgow City Council to develop an urban masterplan for Custom House Quay and Carlton Place. The urban masterplan formed on the basis of a new structural quay wall built into the river, providing new development plots, new high quality public realm (of at least equal quantum to […]
  • St Enoch Centre Masterplan – Public Consultation event
    The owners of St Enoch Centre will be hosting a public consultation event on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 October, between 10am and 3pm, online and in the unit next to Millie’s Cookies in the Centre. More details here: https://st-enoch.com/masterplan/

Community Council News

  • DRAFT MCTCC Meeting Minutes, 26 October 2021
    These minutes will be submitted for approval at our meeting on 30 November 2021 1.   Welcome Duncan MacLaren welcomed everyone to the meeting. 2.   Attendance and Apologies 2.1.  Community Councillors Duncan MacLaren (Chair), Tam Coyle (V/C), David Cowan (Secretary), Peter Hayman, Gerald Hirst (Treasurer), Eileen Mills, Daniel O’Malley and Scott Thornton. 2.2.  Residents EM, AL, GA, CA, OG, TD, MO, PP 2.3.  Elected Representatives Lord […]
    THURSDAY 29th OCTOBER 2019 AT 7 PM PRESENT COMMUNITY COUNCILLORS Tam Coyle (Chair), Duncan MacLaren (V/C), Gerald Hirst, Peter Hayman, Niall McColl, Eileen Mills and Chris Murphy. RESIDENTS DC, TM, DD, GS,DH,KF,TD,AP,AC,DM,CC EX-OFFICIO ATTENDING Lee Handling (GCC IRI), Bethany Cheyne and Keili Koppel (Glasgow School of Art). ELECTED REPs: Cllr Angus Millar. APOLOGIES Provost Eva Bolander, Bailie Philip Braat, RJ,. […]
  • APPROVED Merchant City & Trongate Community Council (MCTCC) Minutes, 28 September 2021
    Online Conference by ZoomTuesday 28th September, at 7pm Attendance Community Councillors: Duncan MacLaren (Chair), David Cowan (Secretary), Peter Hayman, Gerald Hirst (Treasurer), Eileen Mills and Scott Thornton. Residents SW, EM, AL, GA, DK, DW. Elected Representatives: Vice Lord Provost Christy Mearns, Cllr Eva Bolander, Cllr Angus Millar. Ex-Officio: Simon Scott, Darren Andrew and Sara Cockburn (BIG Partnership), Ruth Suter (Glasgow […]