Welcome to Merchant City & Trongate Community Council (MCTCC) – your Community Council, at the heart of Glasgow, and a warm welcome to our new 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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Latest News

  • Consultation on Licensing of Short Term Lets
    The Scottish Government have launched a consultation on the licensing of short term lets: https://www.gov.scot/news/regulation-of-short-term-lets/ The Scottish Government’s proposals include a mandatory licensing scheme to ensure that all short-term lets are safe and to address issues faced by neighbours. The regulations, if passed by Parliament, would come into force by April 2021. These would also […]
  • Website maintenance – complete
    We’re back up and running, though our email is still not available – please message us on Facebook and Twitter 9 September 2020 – our website may be unavailable for a period of time from 11 September onwards, due to maintenance being carried out. You will always be able to find us on Facebook and […]
  • Play by the rules – keep everyone safe
    8 September 2020 – People in Glasgow and surrounding areas need to play by the rules – as Covid cases continue to rise in the area. The warning comes from one of Scotland’s leading Public Health voices, Dr Linda de Caestecker of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Dr de Caestecker said: “We are seeing increased […]
  • Please attend NHSGGC appointments as scheduled
    2 September – All patients with appointments at NHS sites across Greater Glasgow and Clyde should continue to attend as normal unless specifically told otherwise. Outpatient appointments are totally unaffected by new lockdown restrictions within Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Jonathan Best, Chief Operating Officer for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “It is essential all outpatients […]
  • Public message about Covid testing
    25 August 2020 NHSGGC’s Public Health team has made an appeal, following a rapid rise in requests for Covid-19 tests. Since schools went back recently there has been a sharp spike in testing requests, particularly from parents concerned for their children. Dr Linda de Caestecker said: “In order to ensure we do everything we can […]

Latest Planning News

  • Consultation on Licensing of Short Term Lets
    The Scottish Government have launched a consultation on the licensing of short term lets: https://www.gov.scot/news/regulation-of-short-term-lets/ The Scottish Government’s proposals include a mandatory licensing scheme to ensure that all short-term lets are safe and to address issues faced by neighbours. The regulations, if passed by Parliament, would come into force by April 2021. These would also […]
  • Reminder – have your say on future plans for the King St NCP Car Park site
    Local residents are invited to give their view on proposed plans for the King St NCP Car Park Site – comments are welcome via the site below by 31st July http://kingstreetcarpark.scot
  • King Street Car Park – Pre-application consultation
    3rd July 2020 – Vengada Estates Limited are proposing a mixed use development on the King Street NCP Car Park site. The proposals include residential flats, office, hotel, and retail amongst others. They would like to invite us all to join the public consultation to learn about the site vision and input our thoughts. This […]

Community Council News

  • Community Council Meeting – 25 August 2020
    MCTCC’s next meeting will be held via Zoom on 25th August at 7pm. 1. Welcome by Chair (Duncan MacLaren) 2. Apologies 3. Minutes of the last meeting and approval 4. Matters arising not on the agenda 5. Report from the Treasurer, (Gerald) 6. Presentation of the Future of Greyfriars’ Gardens (Veronica Low, Chair – TBC) 7. Report on those issues […]
  • Community Council Meeting – 28 July 2020
    Our Community Council meeting for July will be held on 28 July 2020 at 7m via Zoom.
  • MCTCC Meeting Minutes – 30 June 2020
    30 June 2020 at 7pm via Zoom Attending Community Councillors: Dr Duncan MacLaren (Chair), Tam Coyle (V/C), David Cowan (Secretary), Peter Hayman, Niall McColl (Social Media Manager) Eileen Mills, Gerald Hirst (Treasurer), Chris Murphy, Daniel O’Malley and Megan Rooney. Residents: TD; EM;IG;NM;DM;ST;HM;SC;AR Elected Representatives: Lord Provost Philip Braat, Cllr Eva Bolander, Cllr Angus Millar and Sandra White MSP Ex-Officio: Ian […]